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Questions & Answers about DVD

by Edwin Liu | April 10, 2013 15:03 PM
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As a DVD beginner, you may have a lot of question about DVD. Below is some frequently asked questions and answers for your reference. Hope these will help you.

  1. Q: Can I burn TV shows and movies on DVD player?
    A: If your DVD player is also a DVD burner, you can burn TV shows and movies on DVD player.
  2. Q: Can I play CD on DVD player?
    A: Yes, you can. Audio discs are completely compatible with DVD player. Music of DVD format is increasing day by day.
  3. Q: What’s the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R?
    A: DVD-R and DVD+R are both DVD recordable formats. They all have a storage capacity of 4.7 GB and can be used to record films and play them on commercial DVD players. The differences between them are: DVD-R disks can only be recorded in DVD-R recorders. However, there is a chance for DVD+R to be recorded more than once. Besides, DVD+R discs are read more quickly than DVD-R discs.
  4. Q: What is “Region Code”?
    A: Region code is used by film studios to protect their movies from copying and also control the date of releasing films. It is stored in a byte on DVD. A region code exists in the firmware of DVD player or DVD drive. In a DVD-ROM player of a PC, region code is usually in software or MPEG-2 codec. To make DVD player or DVD-ROM play movies, these two region codes must be matched. You can’t play DVD movies released for Australia on a DVD player supplied for Americans. To play a wrong-region-code DVD on your computer, you can turn to this article.
  5. Q: What is a Firmware? Why we need to upgrade the firmware for DVD drive?
    A: A firmware is similar to BISO in computer. It is an order set that runs on the hardware of DVD drive. Most manufacturers provide this upgrading function to make sure it will be compatible with other devices. This upgrading will help you to deal with the errors or compatibility problems during the play between the old and new shows. It is a good idea to ask your DVD drive manufacturer whether your firmware of DVD drive can upgrade.


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