DVD-R/DVD+R....Difference?

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  1. K.B. Registered

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    So what is the difference between dvd-r and dvd+r ?

    I used up all my dvd+r's then went boxing week shopping and bought dvd-r's...so what exactly is the difference and will I still be able to burn my videos off my computer?
     
  2. Badger Side-Kick my Ass!

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    dvd-r is a recordable format that will hold slightly more data than dvd+r. If your computer is fairly new, it shouldn't be an issue. Look at your DVD burner if it has "DVD±RW" than you're in the clear.
     
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    To be honest, I have had nothing but trouble from DVD-R.

    I had to take some dvds that my girlfriend's parents made with their cam corder and put them on one disk. A few of the dvds they used were -R and they were a pain. The audio was way out of sync with the video, not to mention that half of the videos dissappeared when I ripped them to my computer.

    All the +R dvds worked flawlessly, however.

    I say go with +R and never have to worry about problems.
     
  4. K.B. Registered

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    Hmm o kwell I (stupidly) took the packageing off before checking which dvds I used last so I dont think I can return them but i'll give them a try and see how it turns out...thanks for the help guys :up:
     
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    it should be fine. DVD players now recognise both and as far as I can remember PCs with built in DVD burners will too.
     
  6. JTIZZLEVILLE Registered

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    Yeah, you shouldn't have any problem using/playing both kinds of dvds.

    But, you may run into problems when you try to do some deep stuff with your disks, like ripping and encoding them.
     

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