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Old September 16th, 2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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Dvd+r? Dvd-r?

Is one or the other better for an all purpose finished product?

I'm sure there is a thread on this somewhere, but I couldn't find it.

Thanks to anyone willing to help.

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Old September 16th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #2
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I'm sure someone else can give you a better, more technically sound answer, but I've always been told to use, and always used DVD-Rs.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #3
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Moved here from Canon XH... why it was posted there, I have no idea.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 05:52 PM   #4
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Chris,

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Old September 16th, 2008, 06:02 PM   #5
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Like Nate, I always thought DVD-R was more compatible. But, apparently with DVD+Rs there is a flag "Book Type" which can be set with programs like Nero which is supposed to make them more caompatible - something to do with fooling the DVD player into believing it's playing a commercial DVD.

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Old September 16th, 2008, 07:06 PM   #6
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-R. Full stop.

By consensus, it's the most compatible. If you're going to have problems, it will be with a very old player. The new ones will almost play an English Muffin.

+R may offer some bit fiddling options that will make them, in theory, more compatible, but do you want to spend time as a crash test dummy trying to get it to work. Shying away from corner-case solutions will give you more time to spend on your creative efforts.

Personally, I only use -R and have never had a customer complain about a bad disk.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #7
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DVD-R is more compatible. Although the player would have to be very old to be an issue.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 09:51 PM   #8
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I'm a DVD-R guy myself, Taiyo Yuden for ANYTHING that a client sees, whatever is on sale for my own personal non-mission critical stuff. The only issue I'm aware of with minus R's is OLD Dells with DVD-Roms didn't much like reading them and the OLD Dell writers wouldn't write to a minus.
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