Should I use DVD-R or DVD+R

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Mary H, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Mary H macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2007

    I am about to burn a DVD of a friend's wedding. I have no idea whether the DVD player they will be using is old or new, although I suspect new within the past 3 years. I discovered I was out of recordable DVDs and when I went to pick up some more, because of my remote location, my options were limited. However, of the single brand, there were DVD-R and DVD+R. I picked up a packet of both since I wasn't sure what the difference was. I will be using iDVD to burn the movie. The movie has been created in FCE 4.

    Which format should I use?

    I have a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 MacBook Pro
    Mac OS X, V 10.6.8

    Thanks, Mary
  2. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    Here is a good article on the differences of the two types of DVD's. There are 3 small pages to the article which should help you decide.
  3. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2013
    The Clinton Archipelago unfortunately

    I just read through that. Typically I use DVD-R because I always found they worked when I started using them in the late 90's with everything and sometimes people couldn't play my DVD+R's so I never really looked back. It's nice to actually see what the real differences are.

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