Thanks for the response. This is eactly the kind of information I was hoping to get.\
So I understand there are compatibility issues with DVDs.
It allows bitsetting +R5/9 media to DVD-ROM for compatibility.
Can you tell me where I can find more about "+R5/9 media". So far, I undertand that there is a "+" and a "-" format. I read some history and learned that Pioneer invented one and someone else (I forget who) invented the other and they are competing. I imagine it is like Betamax vs. VHS.
But I have never heard of "5" vs. "9" before. Is this referring to the single layer vs. double layer/ old vs. new / 4.7 Gig vs. 9.-something storage capacity in DVDs?
If so I hae some questions. I have heard that the DVD used by the major movie companies are "pressed" and that they are all 9 GByte, and it is only recently that writable 9 GByte, double layer DVDs have been available.
So how does this "play out" when it gets to Mom & Dad's DVD player ? IS there a differenece between the double layer media made by the major movie companies and the double layer media I can buy at Newegg.com ?
And the way the text was arranged "+R5/9" makes me wonder. Is there something special about "+R" that doesn't also apply to "-R" ?
You get a sense of where I am at, and what I am trying to figure out. Please help in any way you can. No need to write a novel, I am very motivated and will read any link posted.
Thanks in advance.
My friend just told me that by "old" (as in DVD player), this issue would only apply to players that were about 5 years old, and that it is very unlikely that a significant number of people would have compatibility issues with the "new" media. Is this true ?