Warning: This post is really really boring. But I will try my best to jazz it up a bit.
These are some technical problems I am currently having. Any advice you can give would be most highly appreciated.
Problem 1: Buying the correct DVD discs
I decided that I would like to record everything in the world onto one DVD. I have a computer that can write DVDs, but I had no blank DVD discs. “Aha!”, I thought to myself, “I will buy myself some DVDs and then I can record everything in the whole world onto them.”
So I bought some DVDs, but I think they might not be the right ones. I looked up the details of the DVD player on the internet, and these are thus:
The SDW041 (CD-R/RW/DVD+R/DVD+RW Combo Drive) is slim internal type, weight 235g, with steel top cover and aluminium bottom top. It is designed by internal drawer type manual load which only 12.7mm high. It is IDE/ATAPI interface DVD+RW drive, enables to write CD-R/RW, DVD+R/+RW discs and also has the function as a regular CD/DVD ROM drive. The SDW041 has 24X speed CD-ROM disc reading capabilities, and 8X speed for using DVD-ROM discs reading,16X speed CD-R discs writing,10X speed CD-RW discs writing,4X speed DVD+R writing,2.4X speed DVD+RW writing. It supports various CD/DD format and gets many inspection certificates as CE&FCC certificate (EMI license) , UL(Safety license) and TUV.
* DVD-ROM: 8x
* CD-ROM: 24x
* DVD+R: 4x
* CD-R: 16x
* DVD+RW: 2.4x
* CD-RW: 10x
* No sugar
I have some discs that are Maxell DVD-R 1x16x speed which seemed to be the standard thing in the shop although there were some DVD+R ones that I decided I didn’t like the look of as much.
I’ve got the wrong ones haven’t I? I need DVD+R not DVD-R, and also 16x discs are too fast. The packaging tells me that dire things will happen to me and my descendants’ descendants should I try to use discs that are too fast. Is that right? Can you record onto 16x discs if your disc writer says 2.4x ? I think probably not, perhaps.
Problem 2: My wires
Lets just suppose, for a moment, that I was in posession of a Mini-DV camcorder. Suppose I wanted to plug that camcorder into the TV but the TV had no suitable sockets and the video had no suitable sockets either. The DVD player does have suitable sockets, but plugging it in doesn’t work. This is a picture of my wires in case that helps:
Any thoughts about what I should do with these wires would be appreciated. Perhaps I need an adaptor of some sort. “If in doubt adapt”, as someone once thought of saying.
By the way – thanks for the kind comments and e-mails following yesterday’s post. I feel better today. I went to a Basildon cafe and meditated on the cartoon ideas you gave me in the November comments. You have no idea how useful these are to me.