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Solved: DVD+R compared to DVD-R

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  1. suzeeq

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    Hi, I have just started burning home movies onto DVD and have been uing DVD-RW. I am now using DVD-R as they are much cheaper.

    What I am wondering what the difference is between the formats, DVD+R and DVD-R, and should I be using one rather than the other - My DVD burner accepts both types.

    Regards

    Susan
     
  2. emoxley

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    The biggest advantage is that DVD+R's can be booktyped to DVD-Rom, if your burner is capable of it. Not all are. LiteOn, Plextor, Sony, BenQ are some that can.
    Making them DVD Roms, will make them more compatible with players. Commercial dvd movies are booktyped as DVD Roms. That's why they play on practically all dvd players.

    Here is info on Booktyping, and how to do it.............
    http://www.k-probe.com/bitsetting-booktype-faq.php
    Good luck!
     
  3. suzeeq

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    Thanks Emoxley - I have Liteon and it does both formats, I was just wondering which one was better - I gather that DVD+R is the better format?
     
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    The only difference is +Rs are not read in all players. -Rs are readable in almost all players including game consoles. That's y you need to booktype it. In my realm the cheapest 1 gets my vote.
     
  5. suzeeq

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    Thats what I was told at the local Dick Smith store Doc.....R+ is a better format but R- is more universal............Could you tell me what booktype means?
     
  6. emoxley

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    See the link I posted above............. :)
     
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