Below is a quote from a research article on which format is most compatible with most DVD Players. What do people here think about DVD-r??? Must you burn these slower than DVD+R? It says on the warning label you can burn no faster than 4x without damaging the burner. Is this known to be true? The other concern is will they archive as long as a +R or is it too early to tell?
Im new, sorry for all the questions. Bob
CDR-Info, has determined that DVD-R is clearly the most compatible DVD recording format on the market. To assess the compatibility level of DVD Formats we created video content on a DVD writer using DVD-R/RW and +R/RW media. These discs were then played back in other DVD players and DVD-ROM drives â€“ over a 1,000 combinations of drive, media and player were tested.
"The content created on a DVD-R/RW writer using a write once DVD-R disc played back in virtually all (96.1 percent) of the DVD players and DVD-ROM drives used in the research. DVD+R discs played back in 87.6 percent of the devices tested.
Since the market for recording to DVD has developed, and different formats have emerged, consumers have been concerned about the compatibility of their DVD recording devices with DVD players and DVD-ROM drives. The findings suggest that for customers who wish to create content on a DVD writer and interchange this with other PC drives and consumer DVD players, DVD-R is the clear format of choice."