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DVD disc's and which format

by hpygolky_64 / December 4, 2008 4:01 AM PST

How can I find out which type of DVD + or - that I should buy? I was told that I can look in my computer and find out which type I can use. Where do I look? Thank you for your help

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If It's A New Drive/Burner,, It Will Use Either One
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 4, 2008 4:47 AM PST

..but do a little research to find that DVD+ is a little better suited to certain types of uses. (For example: Some Recovery Disc creation programs work better with DVD+ vs DVD-.) In addition, DVD+ will usually burn at a faster speed.

To know the specifics of which disc formatted is supported, it's usually best to check the drive/burner manufacturer's website.

DVD- was the original format for such discs and if you're using an older DVD burner, you may want to try using the "minus" version first.

The best way to know which format is supported on your computer, buy one of each and give them a try.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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To: Grif
by hpygolky_64 / December 4, 2008 5:53 AM PST

Thank you for answering so quickly. This computer is a Gateway and it was two years ago in October that I bought it from Future Shop. The DVD is a TSST corp one. I will go to their website and check which one I should use. Thanks again.

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You can run a nifty little tool
by lacsr / December 4, 2008 8:44 PM PST
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thank you so much
by hpygolky_64 / December 5, 2008 1:07 AM PST

Wow I am so impressed by both of these programs. Of course, I like the free one better, but I found out exactly what I wanted to know. Thank you so much for answering and tell me this great news. You sure did help me out a lot. I recommend either of these sites to find out what your CD\DVD player supports. Yeah!!!!!!!

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