Thread: DVD R formats
January 12th, 2005, 08:27 PM #1
DVD R formats
K, which format is used for Movies, data?
ex: DVD+R, DVD-RW ect
I just wanna know which is more compatile for dvd players? and the specific applications for all of them-Space
January 12th, 2005, 08:49 PM #2
Both work. But -R is most compatable with dvd players. -RW is less cause of the RW capability. The +R will work on older sonys I have but not some of the newer off brand ones will play them. So thats iffy. (sony made +R I think).
Bottem line dvd-r best for standalone dvd players and overall compatability.
DVD+RW best for data and re-recording alot. So pc backups and stuff go for +rw everytime. The + has a extra ring that stores what is on the disc. Like crc check. And thus takes mroe to damage the disc to where cant be read. A standard +RW is 10x better at retaining data then a old cd-r was. Even though the pits are soo much smaller (or dots in this case). Hope that helped.
January 12th, 2005, 09:18 PM #3
I read somewhere that the +R was capable of utilizing "bit setting" if your burner has this capability. This allows you to record a dvd and make it appear to a set top dvd player as a dvd-rom disk. This increases the compatibility with set top players.“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”
January 12th, 2005, 09:21 PM #4Originally Posted by elroy
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