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Professional DVD media?

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by njdarren, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. njdarren

    njdarren Member

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    ok I am new to this site, and my first post is to answer a very nagging question in my brain. the DVD's that we buy. What DVD media is used so that it plays universally on all DVD players.

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    Commercial DVD's are pressed, not burned.
    A very thin aluminmum sheet is made to contain the movie data, then is pressed between two pieces of plastic.
    Completely different than ANY home movie/dvd burning setup.
     
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    Ok tht explains much, but then for large quantity duplication what is the best universal media. am I correct in thinking DVD-R?
     
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    Jizmak Regular member

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    Most newer players should play both -r and +r format.

    I like +r myself because you can change the booktype
    to make your disk a dvd-rom that is 99% compatible
    with most home systems.

    More important than the type of DVD is the media itself.
    You want to use quality media.
    The Manufacturer Code is the most important,
    since most dvd Companies Outsource to different
    vendors.

    Almost flawless burns with 95-100% reliable results:
    MXLRG01, MXLRG02 = Maxell =
    MCC = Mitsubishi Chemicals = (-R)<-----------------VERBATIM MY CHOICE #1
    TAIYOYUDEN or YUDEN = Taiyo Yuden = (-R)<--------------FUJIFILM (made in japan) MY CHOICE #2
    TDKG02 = TDK Corp

    Here is a website that expalins more.
    http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm




     
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