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DVD

abbrevation for digital video disk, an optical computer disk that is used to digitally store large graphic and video content in two layers (gold and silver). A DVD can hold many gigabytes of information. Commercial DVDs contain entire motion pictures or other video data. Compare compact disc.

DVD

Digital versatile disk, digital video disk Informatics An optical disk capable of storing ≥ 4 GB of audiovisual data. Cf CD.
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Write speeds are generally faster for DVD+RW than DVD-RW because it always employs VBR encoding.
DVD-R and DVD+RW have recently become options, but DVD-RW does not appear to be supported.
A manufacturer of DVD-R/RW drives, Andy Parsons, vice president of Product Development, Pioneer Electronics, recently speculated that DVD-R discs are compatible with 90 to 95 percent of the latest batch of DVD players, while DVD-RW discs are only compatible with 70 percent of these players.
Sonic reports, even though DVD+RW drives are not supported by the DVD Forum, "the DVD+RW drives read DVD-ROMs and CDs, and usually read DVD-RW and DVD-R discs; but they can't read or write DVD-RAM discs .
This could be an especially thorny problem for Roxio because, while DVD-RAM has been targeted at jukebox vendors and "power" users, Pioneer is targeting DVD-RW at "home" users, which are Roxio's targets too (remember those friendly skins and MP3s).
But there's no question that, compared to DVD-RAM media, DVD-RW media will more nearly resemble the replicated disks that today's DVD-ROM and DVD-Video drives "expect" to read.
A DVD-RW drive for PCs was still only a prototype when Niimi and Parsons spoke with me in September.