1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

what's the difference?

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by omgomga, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. omgomga

    omgomga Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    can somebody please explain to me the diffference between

    1.DVD-RW
    2.DVD+RW
    3.DVD-R
    4.DVD+R

    If I was going to burn movies onto a blank disk, what disk should I use?
     
  2. Vicious88

    Vicious88 Regular member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Idealisticly your looking for one that will read DVD +/- RW.
    AOpen makes some good ones that do burn at about 18x and are still extremely reasonable in price. They'll burn and read CDs at 52x and even support DVD-RAM. But if you're looking for more detailed explanations as to what each of the endings mean, I suggest wikipedia.com and searching there. If you're looking to buy one at the best possible price, I suggest www.newegg.com and make sure to get the warranty on it, it may seem un-nessisary but its better to be safe than sorry.
     
  3. Ripper

    Ripper Active member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    4,961
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Take a look at this on which burners to look for..
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/485860

    You can use the glossary here @ aD to look up the meanings of all 4 terms you stated.

    1. http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/terms/dvd-rw.cfm
    2. http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/terms/dvdplusrw.cfm
    3. http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/terms/dvd-r.cfm
    4. http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/terms/dvdplusr.cfm

    As for discs, you want to look for either Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden 16x DVDs.

    Also, before buying, make sure your burner supports the format which you intend to buy. Also, it would be wise to update the firmware on your drive before burning - firmware, quite simply, tells your drive how to burn the disc - software that controls the hardware.



     
  4. omgomga

    omgomga Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    So as of now, it is impossible to burn 7 gigs of data, is that right?


     
  5. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    39,014
    Likes Received:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    128
    no as you can get dual layer dvd burners & disks that does 8.4 or 9.4gigs of info.
     
  6. Auslander

    Auslander Senior member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Messages:
    5,432
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    116
    you would need a dual-layer burner and discs, or a burner and discs for hd-level media.

    *edit*
    dammit...i let pages load on dialup, and then when i get back around to responding, someone else beat me.

    dave, you're evil. :p
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2007
  7. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    39,014
    Likes Received:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    128
    i know & i'm proud of it too!!!!!
     
  8. omgomga

    omgomga Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    my computer is new (got it this year, and on the DVD drive it says a whole bunch of things, one of the things is DVD+R LD what kind of disks sholuld I be looking for?
     
  9. Auslander

    Auslander Senior member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Messages:
    5,432
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    116
    computer make and model would be a lot more helpful
     
  10. omgomga

    omgomga Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    It's a Compaq Presario sr1920nx

    thanx for the help
     
  11. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    39,014
    Likes Received:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    128
  12. Auslander

    Auslander Senior member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Messages:
    5,432
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    116
    yeah, in your bolded, you should have "DL," not "LD," omgomga. you can burn on all recordable dvd media variants.
     
  13. omgomga

    omgomga Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    it says "dl" i had a typo


    is there a certain type of disk that will work better?

    DVD+R DL

    DVD-R DL
     
  14. Auslander

    Auslander Senior member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Messages:
    5,432
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    116
    DL media itself isn't really necessary all too often. typically, for backing up files, if something is too big for one dvd, people put it the data on another hard drive. and many movies still are only on single layer; those that aren't often are compressed.

    stick to Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden media, DVD +R being the common choice for most people.
     

Share This Page