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How to ensure the maximum compatibility with home DVD players

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I am burning video DVD,  so how can I ensure the maximum compatibility with the home DVD players??
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Question by:javantes
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rindi earned 252 total points
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Burn it as DVD, not Video CD or other formats. Use DVD +R's or DVD -R's from well known brands. Use a low burning speed.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Actually, stick to burning on DVD-R media.  It has the HIGHEST compatibility.  THEN DVD+R, then DVD-RW, and lastly DVD+RW.  Other than that, stick with rindi's recommendations regarding brands and burning speeds.

And make www.videohelp.com your friend - it's a great site for anything to do with computers and video.
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If you want to know more about the quality of DVD media, check out this site http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm
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by:mcp_jon
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I've been burning lot´s of DVD+R's and so far so good, not a single one has "burned out", and it's pretty viewable on almost any Home Players.

As for disc brands, I've been using TDK, Memorex and recently, Samsung.

I've been burning at 4x.

Best Regards !
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i´ve been burning DVD -R  RIDATA (brand)    do anybody know if this brand is good or what?
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what do you think about  Samsung Pleomax DVD-R 8x  media??
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Did you check videohelp.com as I recommended earlier?  You can rely on 3 guys opinions here OR you can rely on MANY opinions and personal experiences at videohelp.com

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia.php?&order=Compatibility
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