Tell me about DVD+RW and DVD-RW

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  1. Marcos

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    Do both work on the household DVD player? PS2?
     
  2. Pioneer

    Pioneer Are you annoyed? You will be.

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    Best way to find out is to try them.

    My DVD players are Pioneer and the Pioneer burner does -R/-RW so I'm assuming that I won't be able to play +R/+RW
     
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    +R is supposed to be compatible with ~87% of all DVD players and -R ~86%.
    PS2? If you're talkin games, neither, unless it's modded.
     
  4. Marcos

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    Good figures, I wont be going for games, just burning downloaded movies etc.
     
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    Actually, I've heard that -R has much greater compatibility than +R, with +R being a more "advanced" technology.
     
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  7. Marcos

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    Thats also what i have heard.

    I also heard something about Ritek dye or something, i dont know what it is though
     
  8. Marcos

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    Another question is, is it possible to convert pretty much any movie/vid i have on my comp and burn it to DVD, and make a menu to select which movie, like chapters on a DVD. So i can have maybe 20 short racing/car vids on a dvd and play it on a normal dvd player?
     
  9. cmsurfer

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    I have the dual format Sony DRU-500AX burner. I have always used -R's and they have all worked perfectly. I have never even touched a +R disc.

    What you can do is go to www.dvdrhelp.com and look up your specific model DVD player and you can read reviews on it and what formats it can support.

    Yes, with a good DVD authoring program, you can make any movie a DVD and make menus and whatever else you want...

    Also, if you are still trying to find what kind or format of DVD's to use, www.blank-cd-cdr.com used to have a DEMO pack of DVD's where they gave you 12 or so different brands/types so you can try them out.

    I use the Ritek G04's and will never use anything else.

    HTH.

    CM.
     
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    Whats a good DVD authoring program?
     
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    Any of the Ulead Studio programs are pretty good. I personally use Sonic MyDVD which came with my drive. If you go back to www.dvdrhelp.com and click on the tools tab, you can search there for these programs. You can at least get a few of them there in a trial to see if you like it.

    HTH.

    CM.
     

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