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DVD Burning When I burn backup copies of my favorate DVDs the copy, when played back, breaks up runs slow and freezes alot during the playing making these dvds usuless. I'm using DVD shrink, an LG GSA-4120B burner and DVD+R media. The burner is using all default settings and I have not changed it since installing it a few years ago. Hope you can help. Also what is the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R media and which is the better one to use? James

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  • Bowarna Jan 21, 2008

    As stated I'm using DVD shrink combined with nero which shrinks the file size so that it fits onto a standard if required.So file size is not the problem.
    As stated I'm using DVD+R and not rewritable dvds.
    I'm using a LG GSA-4120B burner which I believe is a very respected unit.

  • Bowarna Jan 21, 2008

    Hi and thanks for the reply. I dont believe you have addressed my question.

    "what is the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R media and which is the better one to use?"

    I'm using a LG GSA-4120B burner.



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Hi James

I would like to inform some possible facts like brand of DVD Media, environmental facts such dust particles on DVD-R Burner and Player's lenses. Periodical maintenance of CD DVD devices by using lens cleaner kit will improve quality. You can change the media brand. You can use brands like Kodak, Maxell, Philips, Sony, LG, Verbatim or any trusted known media brands. You may install newer and different version of softwares to burn such as Ashampoo or Nero (both of them has fully functional trial versions). Also source of the video is important. If the video has different formats during conversion compatibility might loss. You can check with different formats that can be compatible for DVD conversion.

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    ExpressFiX Jan 21, 2008

    About DVD-R and DVD+R;

    They are just two competing types, most common product is DVD-R in market, DVD-R very compatible for most players. However DVD+R is also product of improved technology, It stores more data as it has more than 1 layer. Due to higher price and lesser playback compatibility makes DVD+R less popular. So you dont have to worry change type of the DVD. You can continue to use DVD-R However the brand makes sense.

    Good Luck

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    ExpressFiX Jan 21, 2008

    DVD-R is better as you informed you are storing DVD video on it. That will be most compatible solution.


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Well here's some info on DVD-R and DVD+R first of all.

-compatible with standalone DVD Players.
-non-rewriteable format
-compatible with about 93% of all DVD Players and ROM'S
-about 4.37 computer GB.
-allows only one layer

-DVD+R is a non-rewritable
-compatible with about 89% of all DVD Players and ROMs
-4.37 computer GB* DVDs
-allows multiple layers for one disc which is why they are more expensive.

As you can see they're quite similar, the companies that created them are different, however.

Well im off now, DVD burners are not my area of expertise but there's many experts who know alot about them.

Good luck.

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Well first of all, as far as have been informed, making backup copies of dvds is illegal. But im not here to critisize you. Your discs that you are copying the movie onto might not be big enough to hold the file. And your laser in your computer might not also be up to the challenge. There should not be any problems with any discs, but you may want to try using standard dvds, not rewritable dvds.

Hope this helps :)

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