What Is Video Mode? What Is VR Mode?

Last Update date : 2015.10.27



DVD Video Mode is the first method for recording, which is the same as the DVD-Video format used on DVDs available at the local video store. Video Mode is compatible with DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW discs. DVDs recorded in Video Mode can be played back on virtually any DVD player.


Video Recording Mode, or VR Mode is a separate format created by the DVD Forum.  In VR Mode, real-time recording, advanced editing functions, non-linear playback and recording, and time slip are among the features possible. VR Mode is only compatible with DVD-RAM or DVD-RW media. Because it is a newer technology, it is unsupported by many conventional DVD players.


DVD-RW Disc Playback and Recording

Recording and playback can be performed on DVD-RW discs in both V and VR Modes. Once a DVD-RW recorded in VR Mode is finalized, you cannot perform additional recording. Once a DVD-RW recorded in V mode is finalized, it becomes DVD-Video.


In both modes, playback can be performed before and after finalization, but additional recording, deleting and editing cannot be performed after finalization. DVD-RW discs can be unfinalized, however.

If you want to record the disc in VR Mode and then record in V Mode, be sure to execute Format. Be careful when executing Format because all the recorded data may be lost. A DVD-RW blank disc is initialized to VR Mode when first initialized.


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