I am a rookie when it comes to burning on DVD’s. We own only 1 DVD burner and it’s hooked to my TV, it’s a memorex MVDR2102.
(After you are done laughing please keep reading LOL!)
Last time my local compusa was closing down, I bought 3 X 100 DVD+R 4.7GB 4x of the compusa brand. They were like $4 each.
We have been burning TV stuff on them that we don’t want to keep, we watch once and we throw the disc away.
I am halfway through the first spindle and I got 1 or maybe only 2 coasters, it’s not too bad for such cheap blank discs.
Now the questions?
1)What is the difference between 4x or 16x on the DVD+R’s?
Is that speed related? Why should I care if I burn a movie on a 4x instead of a 16x DVD+R?
I want to start burning movies directly from my movie channels to DVD+R’s but to keep this time, I want to buy the cases and print the covers and add to my collection(Save some dough).
I am horrified since I just read here several times that cheap DVD+R’s will not hold the data past 1 year.Is this true?
How come I have VHS tapes that were recorded 20 years ago and still play fine in my VCR ? But not cheaper DVD+R?
Please recommend some media to burn for the long run.
Thanks a lot