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DVD-R ??

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Nvious100, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. Nvious100

    Nvious100 Member

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    All the guides and info I have read says to use DVD-....why?...can I use DVD+??? what is the real difference?
     
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    I use + myself I guess it all comes down to preference. What ever you choose. At first my NEC only burned + Then I swicthed to a pioneer 109 now burns both. I had bought 200 +'s so that's what I use. Never a problem yet. I don't think their is any difference. ---zen-->
     
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    Physically there is a difference, but it all boils down to preferance and compatability. Dvd-r used to be the most compatable format, but with newer players it usually doesn't make any difference. Dvd+r booktyped dvd-rom is the most compatable of the three.
     
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    Remember all the guides were pretty much written when all there was was DVD-R. A common misconception about DVD-R and DVD+R is that neither format is bad or one better than the other. What you do use is based upon your recorders capabilities and your personal preference. It is true as I have poseted several times before that DVD+R with the Book Type set to DVD-ROM will give you the best compatability but if your player can read either -R or +R then there is no need to even set the book type. The only advantage of using a DVD+R is that you can edit directly on disc (must be a +RW) if you are doing a lot of editing of home grown stuff. All other diferences are subtle like synch of cache and finalising. Techno stuff most people don't know or care about. DO NOT use a DVD-R with the book type set to DVD-ROM though, your player will look at it as a data disc and not play it at all.
     
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    Hey thanx for the heads up!!
     
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    Mort81 Senior member

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    You are welcome. Burn on and good luck.

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