DVD-Recordable (DVD-R) media are optical discs that can be recorded with data only once. They have a recording side sandwiched between several layers of polycarbonate plastic. They usually have a storage capacity of 4.7 GB. They are commonly used for storing and transferring document files, compiling songs, and making copies of movies.
Types of DVD-R Media
Kinds of DVD-R Media include the following:
Authoring DVD-R (DVD-RA)
Authoring DVD-R discs are used in commercial and industrial applications. They are used by companies that record films, commercials, and songs to be sold to the public. They can only be used with DVD-RA recorders. They are more expensive than DVD-RG discs, but often have larger storage and are more reliable.
General use DVD-R (DVD-RG)
General use DVD-R discs are made for home and personal use. They are compatible with most DVD players, writers, and recorders. They are less expensive and more readily available than DVD-RA media. They usually have a storage capacity of 4.7 GB.
Choosing DVD-R Media (Buying tips)
DVD-R packs: Purchase DVD-R media in packs of 10, 25, 50, or 100 to save on costs. This is especially useful if you want to create multiple copies for distribution.
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