dvd-r vs dvd+r

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dale331

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#1
could some please explain the difference between the +r and -r on dvd and cd
Thanks Dale
 
krupted

krupted

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#2
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.
 
Shinma

Shinma

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#3
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.
 
The CandyMan

The CandyMan

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#4
Exactly what Shinma said, ran into this very issue a few years back before buying two newer divx players.