I am considering buying an internal DVD writer, as I would like to take regular copies of my Digital Videos, and also have the flexibility to be able to send them to family and friends. I want to be sure that others can read the DVD's. I would also like to be able to watch the DVD through the standard DVD player in our living room.
With all the different formats out there ( DVD-R, DVD-RW etc ), which ones are a 'safe-bet'. I am not worried about performance, as this is of no interest to me. I would like some bundled software to allow me to download and edit my videos before burning to DVD. I have fairly new computer ( 2003 ), running XP Home and has a 1.6Mhz CPU and 500M RAM.
Can someone advise on the formats and what they would allow or not allow me to do, and better still, can someone recommend a drive?
i have a sony dw10a it burns +-dvdr dvdrw but its picky about media and only likes ritek disks.my friend has a pioneer which burns anything you throw at it even the cheap discs so you may want to consider this.the other format is dvd ram which has twice the storage and it can also be edited but compatibility is more or less limited to matsushita dvds (panasonic).darren