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riffin
Jul 26, 2013

What’s the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R?

Are there any advantages to one versus the other?

jimlynch
08/05/2013
DVD+R and DVD-R 101: An Explanation for Beginners
http://netforbeginners.about.com/cs/multimedia/a/DVD_explained.htm

"1) The DVD-R (pronounced "DVD dash R") and -RW media formats are officially approved by the standards group DVD Forum. The DVD Forum was founded by Mitsubishi, Sony, Hitachi, and Time Warner, so it has tremendous industry support for its technical standards.

2) DVD+R ("DVD plus” R) and +RW formats are not approved by the DVD Forum standards group, but are instead supported by the DVD+RW Alliance. The DVD+RW Alliance is supported by Sony, Yamaha, Philips, Dell, and JP, so it also has tremendous industry support for its technical standards. Note that Sony supports both organizations."
kreiley
07/29/2013

DVD+R is a newer standard for how data on a disc is burned/read. It has better error prevention, both in writing to the disc and reading the disc. Most DVD players can read either just fine as a practical matter.

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