When burning DVD's?

What does it mean when you purchase....some of them have:

DVD -R and some say DVD +R

What is the difference between the two?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    dvd-r mean not rewritable and dvd=r mean rewritable

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    DVD-R and DVD+R are one time use media. Look at your DVD burner in you computer to see if it is minus, plus or both.

    DVD-RW and DVD+RW are reusable media. You can record something and then erase the disc and start over again. Again check you DVD drive to see if it is compatible.

    Then there is "Double Layer" DVDs. These are a single sided DVD that uses a special method to burn 2X the information.

    DVD-R tend to be an older format. If you are recording movies then use DVD-R or DVD+R.

    To make Back-Up discs for your PC use a DVD-RW or DVD+RW. They cost a little more but you don't wind up with a bunch of shinny coasters every time you make a new Back-Up.

    Double Layer discs are costly. They usually only work in a PC. They store 8gb vs. the 4gb of a normal DVD. Haven't really found a use for them unless you are copying XBOX360 games.

    For bulk DVDs at a good price try www.Merritline.com

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The + is usually use for Data and the - is for music and movies. Most home dvd player take the - disk.

  • 1 decade ago

    there is no real difference they both store same amount of information what you have to look out is wich one your drive is compatible with.

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  • 1 decade ago

    -R is more common but otherwise they are same.

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