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Is the compression rate better with DVD-R media?

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by Mayor, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. Mayor

    Mayor Member

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    Guys,

    Sorry for the newbie status, but here is an advanced question:

    Why is it that when I back-up a DVD movie with -R media I have ZERO issues but when I try and back-up the same DVD movie with the exact same settings using +R media, I make several coasters?

    I am using AnyDVD with CloneDVD as my software combo.

    Does -R media offer better compression? I notice if the movie has sveral "extras" or multiple previews or is over 2 hours long, it fails when using +R media - why?

    Thanks,

    Mayor
     
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  2. sly_61019

    sly_61019 Senior member

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    What media are you using? Are the +R and -R discs the same brand?
     
  3. Yuriv

    Yuriv Regular member

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    Are you sure your DVD burner supports +R?

     
  4. yuedana

    yuedana Regular member

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    can you use the same settings. I thought that some -r/+r burners burn the -r and r at different speeds.
     
  5. Mayor

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    Guys,

    I am using TDK +R media and I am using Memorex -R media - both well know name brands.

    My DVD Burner is the Pioneer A106U (Retail) and supports 4x +/- R media.

    Thanks,

    Mayor
     
  6. Yuriv

    Yuriv Regular member

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    Do the +R discs not work on your PC or your standalone? I am just thinking that maybe your standalone is not compatible with +R media.
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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  8. koola

    koola Guest

    It could be compatible with DVD+R media as there is DVD+R media which does not allow video to be played as it is only for data!

    Could it be you have these non-DVD video compatible discs?
     

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