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DVD+/-

by CJKrause / October 20, 2006 3:16 AM PDT

what is the difference between dvd+ and dvd-?
i got a dvd reading dvdrw+ but it wont read on other computers.
may be their dvdroms are not compatible with all dvd types.which dvdrw should i buy so that the chances of reading it on other comps are more?

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by Illinoisguy666 / April 29, 2012 3:25 PM PDT
In reply to: DVD+/-

In short, DVD+ & DVD- are all write-one format, but DVD+ can be used on DVD player, Recorders and DVD-ROM drives. And DVD- can not be used on DVD player. As for me, i always use this DVD ripping software to copy contents off DVD disc to my local disk for backup.

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My DVD player works with both plus and minus.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 30, 2012 5:19 AM PDT
In reply to: DVD+/-

There are some players that are picky but you won't know without trying or looking at the player's specifications.

DVDRW (either plus or minus) is usually a little less compatible with more players. If you must be sure of compatibility make both the DVD+R and DVD-R media so the person who gets the content can play which works for their player.

Bob

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