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    I have a sony 8x dvd +/- rw. I thought this would do everything but my brother has told me I should have bought a multi layer writer, what is this? I tried to copy a dvd and I got the message 'contains multi sessions some items may not be copied'

    Thanks, Karl

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    If you want to create a multi-layer disc, then you'll need a multi-layer burner. Multiple Layer, or more acurately dual layer, discs double the storage capity of DVDs to over 8GB. This means you can put more high quality video on a DVD (two hours at the maximum bitrate with PCM audio).

    Dual Layer discs are more expensive, and less likely to work in a DVD player. I own a Dual Layer drive, and dual layer media, but have never needed to use them, nor had much success in getting the blighters to play.

    It is likely that stand alone DVD players witll only "see" the first session burnt to disc. As such, you should avoid creating multiple sessions.

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