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DVD-RW DVD-VR mode support

by ctoohey / February 9, 2004 2:41 AM PST

I have a Sony DVD camcorder (DCR-DVD300). My preferred mode of operation is to maximize the in-camera editing features, which means recording to DVD-RW discs in DVD-VR mode (as opposed to DVD-Video mode).

My question is, is VR mode commonly supported by today's DVD players ? It does not seem to be mentioned at all in a DVD player's specs, even if it is supported. Like it is some vague notion or something.

Does anyone know how to definitively tell if a DVD player can play back DVD-VR mode discs ?

And does anyone know if there is a trend toward supporting DVD-VR mode in players, or whether this is only beneficial to companies like Sony that have recording devices that record in DVD-VR mode ?

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(NT) DVD-VR is proprietary. Best of luck.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 9, 2004 2:58 AM PST


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VR mode question
by muckem09 / October 18, 2008 11:01 AM PDT

I noticed your question about VR mode and I, too, have been trying to track down this same information with relatively little luck...I am very new to the whole camcording thing and I was wondering if you could maybe answer a question that pertains to your question...Since I do not know which DVD players are compatible with VR mode or if there are any, but since I still would like to record in VR mode, I was wondering what my options are for being able to still view my video recordings...Are you able to transfer recordings done on DVD-RW discs in VR mode to regular blank DVDs? I am asking this because I cannot find a whole lot of information period on transferring...So i am wondering if, because VR mode is not compatible with most DVD players, is it also incompatible with being able to transfer your recordings done in this mode to blank DVDs...Any information or help you could give me on this subject would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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It's been a few years and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 18, 2008 11:04 AM PDT
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This issue has improved only slightly. Be sure when posting to note the make, model of the camcorder.

In closing try the demos at and see if they now support your media.

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