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  1. #1
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    dvd-r vs dvd+r

    could some please explain the difference between the +r and -r on dvd and cd
    Thanks Dale

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    in the real world, not much difference. +R is more of a proprietary format while -R was developed by a more open community. but again, it really doesnt matter what one you use, most all dvd players can read both.

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    DVD-R and DVD-RW

    DVD-R 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 93% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.
    DVD-RW is a rewriteable format and it is compatible with about 80% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.
    DVD-R and DVD-RW supports single side 4.37 computer GB* DVDs(called DVD-5) and double sided 8.75 computer GB* DVDs(called DVD-10).
    These formats are supported by DVDForum.

    DVD+R and DVD+RW

    DVD+R is a non-rewritable format and it is compatible with about 89% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.
    DVD+RW is a rewritable format and is compatible with about 79% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.
    DVD+R and DVD+RW supports single side 4.37 computer GB* DVDs(called DVD-5) and double side 8.75 computer GB* DVDs(called DVD-10).
    These formats are supported by the DVD+RW Alliance.




    In a nutshell,
    If expecting to play DVD media on older and/or cheap DVD players,
    As a precaution, use DVD-R.
    Otherwise,
    Use whichever you prefer.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    Exactly what Shinma said, ran into this very issue a few years back before buying two newer divx players.

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    Thanks, that was all very helpfull.
    Dale

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