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Old 05-18-04, 01:09 PM
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Question about DVD-R & DVD+R's

Can someone please explain the difference to me? I am a total novice when it comes to this, but when my son tries to burn to a DVD he can only get it to work with the DVD+R, not -R.
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Old 05-18-04, 01:15 PM
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dvd -r is supported more by stand alone dvd players,
dvd +r is suppose to be better
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Unless he has a dual format burner, he will only be able to burn in a single format. Also, he has to make sure that his media is the same as the format of the drive.
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Thanks for the help!
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Old 05-19-04, 02:05 PM
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This may all be gibbereish, but here's a brief rundown on the differences between DVD-R and DVD+R. As far as I know DVD-R is still the more compatible of the 2 formats when talking about DVD movies in standalone players, particularly with older players.

DVD-R and DVD-RW
DVD-R/W was the first DVD recording format released that was compatible with standalone DVD Players.
DVD-R is a non-rewriteable format and it is compatible with about 93% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.
DVD-RW is a rewriteable format and it is compatible with about 79% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.
DVD-R/W supports single side 4.37 computer GB* DVDs(called DVD-5) and double sided 8.75 computer GB* DVDs(called DVD-10).
These formats are supported by DVDForum.

DVD+R and DVD+RW
DVD+R/W has some "better" features than DVD-R/W such as lossless linking and both CAV and CLV writing.
DVD+R is a non-rewritable format and it is compatible with about 88% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.
DVD+RW is a rewritable format and is compatible with about 79% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.
DVD+R/W supports single side 4.37 computer GB* DVDs(called DVD-5) and double side 8.75 computer GB* DVDs(called DVD-10).
These formats are supported by the DVD+RW Alliance.
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