I am clearly a novice at cd/dvd technology. I’ve made many of them using Nero but without understanding the underlying technologies.
I have scanned all of my families historical photographs and want to preserve them for posterity. It seems obvious that any method chosen today will not be playable in 100 years, probably not in 50 or maybe 20 or . . .
But, I would like to make choices that have the best chance of surviving the longest. I’ve read CD formats are more stable (well established) than DVD – that is DVD has still not settled out. I don’t know if that’s so.
My question is where do I go to learn the best medium and formats for my purpose – here?
Should I use CD or DVD?
If DVD should I use -R, +R, etc.?
Do some CD/DVD media/disks (gold, silver etc.) have longer life than others?
Which format/protocol/encoding should I use?