What Type of Disc ?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by dave15367, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. dave15367

    dave15367 Member

    What type of disc should i be using in clone DVD dvd-r or dvd+r
    many thanks
     
  2. customshopkv1

    customshopkv1 Well-Known Member

    Either one, I use +R.
     
  3. jvc

    jvc Well-Known Member

    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:
    http://www.k-probe.com/bitsetting-booktype-faq.php
     
  4. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

  5. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    I prefer +R myself but either will work. The most important issue is to use quality media. Verbatim and Ty.
     
  6. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    I'll keep using -R.
     
  7. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  8. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Well, that's what digitalFAQ says. http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdformats.htm
     
  9. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  10. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Well we have yet to find a DVD Player that won't play our DVD -Rs. 8)
     
  11. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Like several things in the digitalfaq, the information is outdated (and in some cases with blank media rankings--simply inaccurate).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 2.9.1.2) 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).
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2007
  12. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

  13. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Best Buy has 50 pks for $11.99 this week.
    The ones here ID......MCC-004-000
     
  14. jvc

    jvc Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  15. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  16. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Dang, that's a good deal. I am tempted to order some, lol.
     
  17. jcusimano2@kc.rr.com

    jcusimano2@kc.rr.com Well-Known Member

    Can you please explain what you mean, the difference between dvd player compatibility & video compatibility?
     
  18. tmckin1211

    tmckin1211 Well-Known Member

    *****************************************************
    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:
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2007
  19. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Even better...use +R and book type to DVD-ROM.......even better compatibility.