From scratch

as im new to computers can anyone explain formats. what they are. sorry for not responding to previous posts. like i said im new to this.

What kind of formats are you talking about?

The different optical disc formats [CD, DVD, etc]

The different types of DVDs [-R, +R, etc]

Or what, exactly?

WikiPedia or have tons of articles and explanations.

thank you. the general meaning what is a format

ok thank you. will try that cheers.