Backing up to DVD-RW (video) or DVD-RW (VR) format using a DVD Recorder?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Brian, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    This is a similar post, except I forgot to say that I am using a DVD
    Recorder.

    I'm trying to decide on what format to use when I backup my video from
    my camcorder to DVD-RW disk using a DVD recorder.
    If I record in the VR format then I can only play the video on my DVD
    recorder but I do get extra editing functions.
    If I record in DVD-RW (video) format I can play the video on another
    recorder once I've finalized the DVD but I loose the extra editing
    functions.

    What format (vr or video) do other people perter to use when backing
    up video from TV or camcorder to dvd-rw disc using a DVD Recorder?

    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Jan 18, 2005
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  2. Brian

    WEBPA Guest

    You are suffereing from a false dilema. You can play any disk from a
    stand-alone DVD-VR recorder on any DVD player capable of playing -R/RW or +R/RW
    disks...provided you finalize the disk in the stand-along recorder when you've
    finished recording on it. The "-VR" appelation is irrelevant...since the
    VIDEO_VR folder contains only information about continuing recording on that
    disk (if it isn't "finalized.") A stand-alone player ignores all this.
    webpa
     
    WEBPA, Jan 20, 2005
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  3. Brian

    Brian Guest

    I tried finalizing a VR format disc and tried to view it on my DVD
    player's both of them rejected the disc. The DVD players were Sony and
    Mustek which are a few years old. It looks like what you say webpa
    applies more to the recent DVD players on the market.

    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Jan 20, 2005
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  4. Brian

    WEBPA Guest

    brian

    Again: The problem is with your DVD players, not with the disk itself. Any DVD
    player costing you more the US$100 and more than 18 months old should be
    discarded. The best DVD player I have cost me US$38. It plays everything ...
    except vanilla wafers (I just haven't got around to trying them yet).

    My stand alone DVD recorder (LiteOn 5005) records ALL media (+/- R/RW) as VR
    media, whether I finalize them or not. And they will all play on all my players
    after they are finalized. Realize that you can finalize a disk after it is
    removed from the machine (if it needs it) after you have finished using the VR
    features.



    webpa
     
    WEBPA, Jan 20, 2005
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