DVD+R - newbie questions, please!

vbimport

#1

Hi!

Im a completelly newbie as far as DVD+R technology is concerned, as I have never used a +R before. So, i REALLY apologize for such stupid newbie dumb questions, but i got myself a spindle of Sony 16x +R for the lack of decent -R media where I live, and i got myself a few questions i would appreciate if anyone could please answer:

1- I know +R are more advanced technically than -R, but do I still need to do that bitsetting thing when burning DVD movies backups? Why is this bittseting thing done for?

2- Anyone here has a Nintendo Wii and could please tell me if +R are compatible with it (for backups of original owned games, of course)? Do +R stress the drive harder than -R??

3- As i said, i have never burned a +R before (yeah, i know. Im a virgin), so, can i just use them exaclty the same way i used my hundreds of -R before, or do i need to take any procedure (like the bitsetting thing) for some usages, or even worse, some usages are not suited for a +R??

I would really appreciate if any kindred spirit with time to spare could enlighten me a bit here!

THanks!!


#2

What optical drive or drives are we talking about here. If your drive supports it, Dvd+R should be booktyped to Dvd-Rom, because that is the profile of a commercial Dvd, but that doesn’t mean that if it is burned to Dvd+R that it won’t play. Nowadays there is practically no other differences between Dvd+R & Dvd-R.


#3

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2- Anyone here has a Nintendo Wii and could please tell me if +R are compatible with it (for backups of original owned games, of course)? Do +R stress the drive harder than -R??[/QUOTE]

I use Verbatim MCC004 +R’s for the Wii (bitset to ROM)and they work perfectly, can’t say I’ve tried any other brands though.


#4

It would be helpful if you told us which optical drive(s) you have. Some drives auto-bitset by default, others do it with custom firmware. Bitsetting has use where a reader expects a DVD-ROM but can otherwise read a DVD+R, bitsetting refers to the practice of changing the DVD+Rs booktype to DVD ROM. In the real world it makes the difference only in a small number of devices, though most CDFreaks ensure it’s done by default.

Other than that, you can burn a DVD+R in the same way as a DVD-R


#5

Oh my God, my sincere apology for such a stupid mistake! While i was writing the post i remembered to name my burner at the end, but when i finished, i completely forgot!!

I have two burners:

[B]- Pioneer DVR-112D Firmware 1.22

  • LG 4163B[/B]

[B]beef barley,[/B] thanks for you reply!
You mention that if my burners supports (can you tell me if they do??), “DVD+R should be be booktyped to Dvd-Rom”. Booktypying is the same as bitsetting? And shouldnt it be to DVD-R instead of -Rom??

[B]jubjubbird[/B], thanks for the reply also!
You also mention bitsetting to ROM for Wii bkps. I have to check ImgBurn to see if i can do that with my burner and with ImgBurn! But if you dont mind me asking, why exactly do i need to do that with DVD+R and NOT with DVD-R, that are suposedly inferior techincally to +R???

Another question: i have the chance of purchasing 50 Verbatim DVD-R or DVD+R, mostly for Wii and movies usage, so, which one would you choos? Same price for both! Any real advantage for the +R???

[B]SeanW[/B], thank you VERY much for your explanation! Im sure it has been said here many times before, but yet you had the patience to say it again. I appreciate it!!


#6

You mention that if my burners supports (can you tell me if they do??), “DVD+R should be be booktyped to Dvd-Rom”. Booktypying is the same as bitsetting? And shouldnt it be to DVD-R instead of -Rom??

Booktype/Bitsetting is for Dvd+R to Dvd-Rom. Don’t quote me on this, but I don’t think either of your drives does, without help. Although I seem to remeber being able to do it for each burn with my old 4163B, (long time ago), it just wasn’t automatic. If I was doing what you want to do, I would probably go with Dvd+R. Two Sub-Forums for you to check out.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f87/

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f91/

Maybe another useful link.

http://forum.digital-digest.com/showthread.php?t=74791


#7

You can enable bitsetting on the Pioneer 112D, but you will need to flash with a modified firmware. Have a look in the MCSE thread in the Pioneer sub forum.

I’m not saying that -R’s would not work in the Wii, but I would go for the +R’s as the quality (that I’ve found anyway) seems to be a little higher that the -R variants. Depending on your location, (USA/Europe etc) will give different manufacturers of the Verbatim discs, If you are purchasing in person in a retail store, you should (In my opinion) look on the packaging for Made In Taiwan as a first choice, over a Made In India disc, and last choice should be a Made In China Verbatim Disc


#8

my wii loves dvd+r never had any probs but i did when i used dvd-r thou all my dvd+r are bitset to dvd rom