Hi I just bought a new 30 gb Acer laptop today and it has a dvd burner. What I wan't sem to figure out what the difference is between -r/rw and +r/rw discs. Can anyone fill me in because at the moment I am unsure on buying discs as most shops only sell them in large amounts e.g. 25 and I don't want to buy 25 to find out that they don't work for what I want them for or are not compatible with my burner. Also can someone please tell me the estimated time it takes to copy a dvd movie. Thanks
Don't think that copying a DVD movie is like copying a CD. The only thing that's similar is the issue of copyright.
Apart from copy protection, both in the disk and probably in your software, DVD movies are usually on double layer disks to accommodate around 8-9Gb of data. You're working with a single layer with a top whack of 4.7Gb. Like I said, it's not that simple and straightforward as you might think.......
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