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

    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

    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, 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
  4. Brian

    WEBPA Guest


    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

    WEBPA, Jan 20, 2005
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