Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by dave15367, Aug 8, 2007.
What type of disc should i be using in clone DVD dvd-r or dvd+r
Either one, I use +R.
The + discs (+R, +RW, and +R DL) can be booktyped to DVD Rom, which makes them more compatible with standalone dvd players (if your burner is capable of booktyping/bitsetting). Here is some info on booktyping:
I prefer +R myself but either will work. The most important issue is to use quality media. Verbatim and Ty.
I'll keep using -R.
In order to assure higher compatibility with DVD-Video players, DVD+R format has bit-setting abilities, allowing the book type to be changed from DVD+R to DVD-ROM. While this does help the compatibility, it still does not allow the DVD+R format to exceed the DVD-R in video compatibility.
I would tend to disagree strongly with the latter part of that quote. DVD-ROM "is" the standard for prerecorded discs.
Well, that's what digitalFAQ says. http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdformats.htm
I have no doubt that they say that. From my own experience, I have yet to find a DVD Player that will not play a +R DVD that has been book typed to DVD-ROM.
Well we have yet to find a DVD Player that won't play our DVD -Rs. 8)
Like several things in the digitalfaq, the information is outdated (and in some cases with blank media rankings--simply inaccurate).
read through this thread: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=224544
dvd-rom bitsetting helps with that issue (and it's not just imgburn and clonedvd that were affected). As it stands, Clonecd (the Clonedvd issue has been resolved as of Clonedvd 18.104.22.168) backups that have been booktyped to "dvd-rom" stand a better chance of playing (due the buggy firmware protection check) on the Samsung standalone player than dvd-rs (that were backed up using Anydvd and Clonecd).
Verbatim DVD+R 100 pack for $29 or $20 after mail-in-rebate.
Best Buy has 50 pks for $11.99 this week.
The ones here ID......MCC-004-000
My stepfather had a player that wouldn't play +R or -R. I tried both, several times, different brands. When I learned about booktyping, I booktyped a +R to DVD Rom. The player played it flawlessly. Been booktyping ever since.
Must be an old player. To not play -R or +R without booktyping is pretty bad. If it was new I would have returned it.
Dang, that's a good deal. I am tempted to order some, lol.
Can you please explain what you mean, the difference between dvd player compatibility & video compatibility?
I would agree DVD-Rs are better and user friendly with most burners. I also use DVD+Rs, I think the important issue is the media quality. I recommend Verbatim.:agree:
Even better...use +R and book type to DVD-ROM.......even better compatibility.
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