Best quality CD-R required for videos

  User-9A919F67-6ADE-4BFB-8B35A0F56CB2F7D6 10:17 30 May 2003

Please can somebody tell me which CD-R's I should use to record video files on to, which will produce the best results when played back on an external DVD player.

I seem to remember that the colour of the CD coating can have affect the quality. Is that correct?

Thanks in advance


  -pops- 10:25 30 May 2003

There's no general answer to this as much depends on the characteristics of your particular CD burner.

The best thing to do is buy a selection of brands and types of disk and see which suits you and your equipment.

I understand that you can't really give me a best brand. I just want to know which type would be best, i.e. blue, silver, gold..........

  Stuartli 10:56 30 May 2003

If you go to click here you will realise that there is no "best brand".

CD-R and CD-RW media on sale is produced by less than a score of manufacturers and they sell them under their name or other companies rebadge the media under their own name.

The website provided lists the actual manufacturers of the media, those who produce the best, average and poor products and who rebadges which manufacturers' media under their own name.

There are also similar details for DVD media.

  -pops- 11:03 30 May 2003

It really is a case of suck it and see. My Plextor drive produces good burns on almost any disk. A previous TEAC one hated just about everything except Memorex.

Thanks for that link. That was a really interesting web-site.

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