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whats better dvd-r or dvd+r

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by van13, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. van13

    van13 Guest

    I am new to this and i am planning on buying some verbatim dvds i have already made about 50 copies on dvd+r disks but i was wondering what it better. dvd-r or dvd+r... my dvd burner dvd r/rw will dvd-r's even work with my burner?
     
  2. garmoon

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    If your burner is capable of booktyping the +Rs to DVD-ROMs then they are the best. If you have Decrypter check your burner to see if it can be set to book type. If the +Rs are playing in your standalone players then stick with them and booktype em. If not, the -Rs are more universally tolerated by stand alones. I use +R booktype to DVD-ROMs.
     
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    I'm a DVD+R person, so I'll take any 1st class media: Yuden, Verbatim and Hitachi Maxell (Made In Japan) over any DVD-R any day.

    Furthermore, DVD+R can be "booktyped" to DVD-ROM easily -- yes, DVD-ROM is the best and most compatible DVD format to play in all functional DVD players. Fact is, all original DVD movies are pressed as DVD-ROM.

    In contrast, if your DVD burner is capable of "booktyping," then it's best to go with DVD+R. As said under my sig; "use 1st class DVD+R media + booktyped to DVD-ROM = free of worries."
     
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    klemperal Regular member

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    Interesting. How is it that you "booktype?" I'm certain my burner is compatible with DVD+R, it's just I have always used DVD-R without much thought to it.
     
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  5. garmoon

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    If you have DVD Decrypter( and you should) open it and choose your burner, go to Tools>Drive>change book type>choose you drive if it appears> follow instructions to book type to DVD-ROM.
     
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    Ok, thanks. What does this do exactly, and how does this make a better burned DVD?
     
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  9. jay2412

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    what's booktyping?
     
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