By Rob Boirun for Windows Talk
When it comes to burning DVD discs on Windows 7 it is important to note that the type of disc you create and what type of blank DVD you use is important for the desired outcome. In this article I will identify many reasons for burning a DVD and what the best format to use is and what type of blank DVD you should be using for each type of project.
But first a short introduction to the different DVD formats you may or may not be familiar with. There are two standards when it comes to DVD formats: DVD- and DVD+. DVD- (dash) was developed by Pioneer in the late 1990′s, while DVD+ was developed by the DVD+RW alliance which includes Sony, HP, Ricoh, Yamaha, and others. Just note that all DVD burners now produced support both formats, which makes it easy for the consumer.
File, Formats, and Discs
With all the different types of multi-media files now available including data, audio, and video it is important to burn a DVD disc correctly. I will list common file types, the disc format they should be created in, and the type of blank disc to use for best results.
This excerpt is shared with permission from Windows Talk.