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The difference between DVD-R and DVD+R
Posted By On November 16, 2004 @ 12:08 PM In Computer Terms,Hardware & Peripherals | Comments Disabled
What is the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R?
Short answer? Not much.
Anyone who was around twenty years ago might remember the battle between the two video tape formats: VHS (Victor Home System) and Betamax (Sony). Fast forward to the twenty-first century and we have a similar battle of the formats with DVD.
The disks are pretty much the same, but the writing process is different. DVD+R is a bit more advanced, but the disks often cost more than the older DVD-R format. DVD+R was also intended to be compatible with more DVD players, but in all reality there’s not much of a difference.
Another thing to consider is what format your DVD recording software works best in. I had a friend that couldn’t get his software to work and it turned out he needed to use DVD-R.
Good thing is that most modern DVD burners support both formats.
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