Joined: 04 Feb 2003 Posts: 587 Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Posted: Mon 2 Jun 2003, 19:10 Post subject:
By DVD writer do you mean the drive or the software? I'll assume you're referring to the drive.
Any recorder should be compatible with your system, as long as you have the correct interface (IDE for IDE writers, SCSI for SCSI writers). There are no specific drivers for the recorder; you just need a driver for the interface (usually the chipset driver if you're using IDE, or a SCSI driver if you're using SCSI) and a recording program (PrimoDVD, Nero, etc.) that recognises your drive.
As to the format, for DVD video the best format is DVD-R (although DVD+R isn't much worse). For data, the best format is DVD+RW (but it's incompatible with most set-top players).
Some recent recorders can burn in all formats (-R, -RW, +R and +RW), as long as you use the appropriate media.
Note: IDE, EIDE, ATA and ATAPI are all the same thing, in practical terms.
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