Question by  Shawnsgrandma (156)

What is the difference between dvd+r and dvd-r?


Answer by  Desine (427)

The differences are very minor and technical, and probably won't be anything you'd notice on a day-to-day basis. The main difference is that you can't write a DVD+R disc in a DVD-R writer, and vice versa. Luckily, nearly every DVD writer you'd buy today writes to both, so the difference only matters to people with old DVD burners.


Answer by  NotQuiteNerdy (16)

DVD+Rs and DVD-Rs are different in the way they get data written to them. Drives newer than 5 years or so can write to both, making the difference less important.


Answer by  oldmom (716)

They are not physically different. But technically, the DVD+r has extra functionality for people who record their own movies and audio, ability to record both from PC and TV on one disc, etc. Both formats enjoy industry technological support. Main functional differences center on built-in defects management, the way DVDs are formatted and rewritten and price.


Answer by  demonicmaniac (41)

They are two competing standards, with DVD-R being the first official standard approved by the DVD-Forum. DVD+R was created by the DVD+RW Alliance and is considered the better format.


Answer by  AnkurMohta (114)

There appears to be no physical, and little functional, difference between the DVD-R discs and the DVD+R discs. The DVD-R is officially approved by the group called DVD Forum, and the DVD+R is not. DVD+R is a dvd disc that allows multiple layers for one disc where as dvd-r only allows one layer.


Answer by  user26 (176)

Great question! The main difference between dvd+r ,and dvd_r is as follows a dvd with the rating of + r means it is rewritable meaning you can record over it multiple times. How ever a dvd with the -r means you can record on it and that is the only time you can record on it.


Answer by  Twins3307 (97)

While both DVD+R and DVD-R are a write once format, the difference between them is fairly simple. The DVD-R format is supposed to be a better format for burning movies, making it compatible in more DVD players. Otherwise, they are both similar, but a DVD-R is going to be compatible with more DVD players.


Answer by  pedro55 (76)

One is faster and cheaper while the other lasts longer and has more quality. The DVD-R is the cheap one and the DVD+R is the high quality one.


Answer by  filippetkovsky (30)

DVD+R is compatible with older DVD players, it has better defect management algorithms, and you can write on the disk while it is being formated.


Answer by  SandyGfox (120)

From an end-user standpoint, there is very little difference. DVD-R is more common, but players that are compatible with both are available now. DVD-R is more widely supported and cheaper.

You have 50 words left!