Scott Hanselman

DVD-R, DVD+R, +-Confusion

May 20, 2004 Comment on this post [2] Posted in Africa
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Lord.  I blink and it got confusing.  Noone bother to work it out, so now there's DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, and DVD-RAM.

I HAD a nice Sony DVD*.* Writer but it, like Colonel Sanders, has gone tits up.  So, I'm forced to use a friend's DVD writer and lord knows if the DVDs from my Africa trip will run in their DVD players.

So, a litte googling led me to this VERY nice search system at VideoHelp.com.  It actually has a list compiled from User Reports describing not only what players will play what media, but also what BRANDS of media had the best success on what drives. Nice.

Here's mine - looks like it's time for a new DVD Player.


Panasonic A110 CDR
CDRW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD+R
DVD+RW
VCD
SVCD
JPG
MP3
WMA

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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May 20, 2004 1:49
Scott, check out http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/dvd_standards.cfm and http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/ - Anil
May 20, 2004 18:11
You MUST be a "So I Married an Axe Murderer Fan"

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