When it comes to taking advantage of utilizing the LightScribe functionality of your DVD burner you must have two software applications installed for it to work properly. In most cases the PC maker has included the LightScribe System Software that is necessary for the feature to work but in case you don’t have it (hence, most likely why you are here) then you will need to download and install the universal system software which should cover most of the hardward configurations out there. If you are looking for labeling software that has the capability to burn LightScribe etches in addition to creating labels for CD/DVD then those titles are listed directly below.
So be sure that you have both the system software as well as an application that can access the drives capability to burn the etching.
Quick video overview on what LightScribe is and how to use it:
Checklist for Burning a Label to a LightScribe DVD:
- 1st make sure you have LightScribe enabled Hardware.
Look for this logo on the front of the burner:
- 2nd Make sure you have LightScribe (LS) media. Again look for the logo. Another characteristic of a LS disc is the matte gold finish on the top of the discs.
- Make sure you have software that supports LightScribe (see list above)
- Most Important: Flip the disc! Yes the top of the disc must be face down for the laser to burn