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Windows 7: DVD+R or DVD-R for burning DVDs?

09 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 
DVD+R or DVD-R for burning DVDs?

I've heard DVD-R is better. Is that true?

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09 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Really? Because I recall hearing the opposite. I don't believe either is better than the other. I do recommend burning at the lowest speed possible and maybe buying from the second cheapest brand. If you do that, you should't have a problem.
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09 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Really? Because I recall hearing the opposite. I don't believe either is better than the other. I do recommend burning at the lowest speed possible and maybe buying from the second cheapest brand. If you do that, you should't have a problem.
I already burn at lowest speed (which is 6x on my burner/writer). All I have on hand right now are memorex DVD+R 16x dvds. Are those mid-grade? It seems the brand is pretty common, maybe it being cheap and all (if it is) is the reason why.
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09 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I've been using Memorex DVD-R 4x DVDs for awhile now. Memorex is recommended a lot, so I thinK the brand is fine. I think "mid-grade" is a good description. They aren't bottom of the barrel but they aren't too pricey either. Have you tried burning at 16x, since that is what the DVD is? What problem are you having?
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09 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
I've been using Memorex DVD-R 4x DVDs for awhile now. Memorex is recommended a lot, so I thinK the brand is fine. I think "mid-grade" is a good description. They aren't bottom of the barrel but they aren't too pricey either. Have you tried burning at 16x, since that is what the DVD is? What problem are you having?
I've heard you should burn at half of the dvds max speed, but I like burning at the lowest possible for a reduced possibility of errors. I've never tried anything higher than 6x for that reason.
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09 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I've used FujiFilm and Philips DVDs (both + and -) for years and always burned at the maximum speed and never had an issue with it. As for + and -, it only really matters if you have a device that is only compatible with one and not the other; apart from that, I've found it to be rather irrelevant. I have one DVD Recorder Appliance that can only record on +R media so that's the only time it matters to me.
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09 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGamer95 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
I've been using Memorex DVD-R 4x DVDs for awhile now. Memorex is recommended a lot, so I thinK the brand is fine. I think "mid-grade" is a good description. They aren't bottom of the barrel but they aren't too pricey either. Have you tried burning at 16x, since that is what the DVD is? What problem are you having?
I've heard you should burn at half of the dvds max speed, but I like burning at the lowest possible for a reduced possibility of errors. I've never tried anything higher than 6x for that reason.
Are you actually having a problem? If so I would try what I recommended before just to see if it works. If not, then please let me know.
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09 Aug 2010   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
I've used FujiFilm and Philips DVDs (both + and -) for years and always burned at the maximum speed and never had an issue with it. As for + and -, it only really matters if you have a device that is only compatible with one and not the other; apart from that, I've found it to be rather irrelevant.
+ Virtually the same as above except I use Sony Accucore discs and have never had a bad burn due to high speeds.

As mentioned, the + / - is largely irrelevant unless you have a specific device that won't accept one over the other.
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09 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGamer95 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
I've been using Memorex DVD-R 4x DVDs for awhile now. Memorex is recommended a lot, so I thinK the brand is fine. I think "mid-grade" is a good description. They aren't bottom of the barrel but they aren't too pricey either. Have you tried burning at 16x, since that is what the DVD is? What problem are you having?
I've heard you should burn at half of the dvds max speed, but I like burning at the lowest possible for a reduced possibility of errors. I've never tried anything higher than 6x for that reason.
Are you actually having a problem? If so I would try what I recommended before just to see if it works. If not, then please let me know.
No I don't, I'm was just saying I've never burned at speeds higher than 6x and I don't plan to because the slower you burn, the less chance of errors, data corruption, missing files etc. I'd rather get it right the first time and I don't mind waiting a little longer.
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09 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Okay. You are right on the slower speed being better. From your second post it sounded like you might be actually having a problem burning DVDs so I wanted to be sure. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
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