Friday, January 4, 2013

Which DVD Format is more compatible

q: The question was raised, when burning a DVD from a PC to be used in a home entertainment component player, which format is more widely supported/compatible DVD-R or DVD+R?

a: If we are to believe the information on this page it would seem DVD-R has a greater chance of working.


DVD-R and DVD-RW

  • DVD-R was the first DVD recording format released that was compatible with standalone DVD Players.
  • DVD-R is a non-rewriteable format and it is compatible with about 93% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs. 
  • DVD-RW is a rewriteable format and it is compatible with about 80% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs. 


DVD+R and DVD+RW

  • DVD+R is a non-rewritable format and it is compatible with about 89% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs. 
  • DVD+RW is a rewritable format and is compatible with about 79% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs.