We have "experimented" with the MAM "archival" gold DVD-R for storage
(creating both gold DVD-R and gold CD-R copies of a very limited number
of recordings). One of the MAJOR issues we ran into was problems with
playback and compatibility of the DVD-Rs with playback equipment.
Our "experiments" are by no means extensive or scientific and I have not
done much further research on the compatibility issues yet. Has anyone
else run into these issues with gold DVDs? Have there been any
discussions on the issue?
Reference Archivist and
Coordinator for the Oral History Program
Special Collections - J. Murrey Atkins Library
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Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 9:55 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Further thoughts on the new CLIR report. DVDs
On Fri, 24 Mar 2006, Steven Smolian wrote:
> It follows that archivally-intended projects for which the final
medium is the DVD should also be preserved at 44.1/16 on gold CDs until
is a gold DVD on the market.
I believe MAM makes an "archival" Gold DVD-R which sells for about $90
However, I still support the notion of the 44.1/16 gold 650MB disc
because of the availability and standardization of the playback