Does DVD RW have to be played/read in DVD RW drive or will regular DVD drive work

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  1. Mike_ROG

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    I know when it comes to CD-R/RW you have to play/read a CD-RW in a RW drive only.

    Is it the same way for DVD's? If I burn a DVD+RW can it be used in a regular DVD player/reader on a PC or does it have to be read in a DVD RW drive only?

    Thanks
    Mike
     
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    I backed up a ton of stuff onto DVD RW (not sure if it was + or - though) then put the DVD into my laptop's non-RW DVD drive and I was able to read and copy the files.
     
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    Actually, most CDRW discs can be read in any CD-ROM drive. I think the CDROM drive has to read over a certain speed, and it can also depend on the program used to write the disc (especially if you use a Win Explorer writing program).

    I would think DVD would work the same way.
     
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    You might find an old CD-ROM that can't handle rewritable discs, but nothing produced in the last few years should have that limation.

    Whether a disc can be read is more likely to be limited by the format it was written in. Use the standard Joliet or ISO9660 formats and it should be fine.
     

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