I have some precious home movies which I have backed up as identical MPEG files on a pair of eternal hard drives.
But I would like to also copy them to DVD. Then I recalled a claim someone made that movies issued on commercial DVDs have longer life spans because DVD studios “press” the DVDs rather than use computer DVD 'burner" drives.
Is this true? If so, than assuming one uses reasonably reliable (Verbatim? Sony?) blank dual-layered DL +/- blank media and burns the disk at a slow (more error free?) speed, what DVD lifespan could one expect, compared to a pressed copy?