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Which do you use more of?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by movies27, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. movies27

    movies27 Regular member

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    I personally use the Fuji dvd-r discs all the time.I know some people like to use the dvd+r discs.Which format do you use more of dvd+r or dvd-r ??
     
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    dvd + r's because i only have a + writer!
     
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    I have mostly used the -R format with no problem's, but I am making the switch more and more to the +R format because I can "Booktype" the +R making it compatable with virtually any player out!
     
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    I started with dvd-r and have had no problems with same. More recently, I tried dvd+ and again have had not problems. I currently have a spindle of each and which one is used is random.

    I've had no playback problems with either format in my el cheapo standalones.
     
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    I started using -r because my Toshiba standalone will only play this format, have since bought some el-cheapo standalones but have just stuck with the -r through habit.
     
  6. movies27

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    bbmayo what does the booktype setting mean on nero...i have it checked by default.whether i'm using dvd+r or dvd-r???
     
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    If your drive is capable Nero will booktype your DVD+R disk, but not the -R disk's as these are not able to be Booktyped. Nero doesn't do a very good job at booktyping though so I use DVD Decrypter when burning my DVD backups.
     
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    I have it checked to booktype ..it does my dvd-r & they play back flawlessly ...should i uncheck it when i use dvd-r's???
     
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    No it doesn't matter they are not being "Booktyped" It will only do it if it is able too. :)
     
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    I mostly use -R because that's what my PS2 plays, but my standalone plays anything (haven't tried DL +R yet). I did pick up a 10-pack of +R after hacking the firmware on my burner just to see how they worked. So far no problems.
     
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    I started out useing -r as probably most of us did but after researching my dvdrw (lite-on LDW-451S at the time) and learning that not only did liteys perform better with +r media but they also have a free official booktyping app for their drives to bitset +r/rw media dvd-rom for better compatability. I have used +r media ever since and never looked back. Although the -r's played on most players I tried, there were a couple that didn't really care for them. This problem was solved with +r media booktyped dvd-rom.

    I now have a litey SOHW-1653S and a new benq DW1620 on the way to replace my 451, both of which are booktype compatable. I already have the lite-on booktype utility and the benq comes with official booktype software on a cd-rom.
     

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