DVD-R/DVD+R What's the difference?

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  1. allan_zip macrumors regular

    allan_zip

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    Search function is bringing up too many posts that don't answer this simple question.
    Just bought a spindle of DVD+Rs by mistake. My drive burns this format ok but what i want to know is: what is the difference between the two formats, is one 'better' than the other and is formatting video onto a DVD+R likely to compromise compatibility with DVD players?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Wikipedia has a brief outline of both DVD-R and the newer DVD+R. Does this help? :)

    FWIW, DVD-R is more universally accepted, in particular by older DVD players. :cool:
     
  3. allan_zip thread starter macrumors regular

    allan_zip

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    Thanks.
    Didn't realise Philips developed the +R format. That bodes well for compatibility in my case as the system the discs are for is a synced set of Philips DVDPro-180.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    No worries. Most modern DVD players are compatible with both, thankfully. :)
     

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