Superdrive and DVD+R?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Pepzhez, Oct 20, 2002.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2002
    I was just given (for free) 10 DVD+Rs. Does anyone here happen to know if the Superdrive can burn and play DVD+R? The only info I can find at the Apple site mentions DVD-R. I was just wondering if DVD+R, although not officially supported, will work anyway? I certainly hope so.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    A cardboard box.

    alas, there is not a standard DVD format yet. Only +R and -R. Apple's Pioneer Superdrives are minus r, and can only burn -r. +R requires a DVD+R burner, and they can be found in Macmall, etc. Sony released a new drive that will write to both -R's and +R's. The only drawback is that iDVD will only work with APPLE superdrives, and im not sure how many DVD video burning apps there are besides DVD Studio Pro, the expensive $1000 app. :( Both +R's and -R's have 4.7 gigs, but -Rs are more compatible and hold less time.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2002
    Thanks for setting that straight. Now I'm stuck with these discs. Ah, well ...
  4. macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2002
    seattle, wa
    sell them on ebay, if u got it for free anything u get is a profit right?

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