DVD r (+) (-) ???

  chriscross72 21:09 11 Jan 04
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I have bought a dvd recorder which apparantly copies onto either + or - type dvd discs...what is the difference between the + and - formats why is there a difference and which one is the better and why...what difference will it make if I copy say a music dvd on either the + or - formats

  Lozzy 21:23 11 Jan 04

No diff DVD+R and DVD-R are just types of formats like VHS and Betamax

  Irishman 21:59 11 Jan 04

Shouldn't make a difference if making backups for use on a computer but may not work on a standalone machine.

  Falkyrn 22:12 11 Jan 04

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 92% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.


DVD-RW is a rewriteable format and it is compatible with about 76% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.


DVD-R/W supports single side 4.7 GB* DVDs(called DVD-5) and double side 9.4 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 87% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.


DVD+RW is a rewritable format and is compatible with about 76% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.


DVD+R/W supports single side 4.7 GB* DVDs(called DVD-5) and double side 9.4 GB* DVDs(called DVD-10).


These formats are supported by the DVD+RW Alliance.



DVD-RAM


DVD-RAM has the best recording features but it is not compatible with most DVD-ROM drives and DVD-Video players. Think more of it as a removable hard disk. DVD-RAM is usually used in some DVD Recorders.


This format is supported by DVDForum.


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