I have reading the user manals on DVD recorders and these two modes keep showing up, would some of the experienced folks in this forum help explain what they are and when it is appropriate to choose video mode and VR mode.
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VR mode allows many more editing features and probably allows the chase play feature (or whatever it is called on your recorder). Video mode is needed if you want to create a DVD that is playable on other DVD players.
I use VR mode. If I want to use a VR-mode recording on other DVD recorders then I copy that video to my computer (requires software that reads VR-mode discs) and reauthor and burn the content to a video-mode disc.
Stick with VIDEO mode and you can't go wrong.
I strongly advise against using VR mode.
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Originally Posted by Frobozz
TMPGEnc DVD Author is a fairly simple authoring program that can import from VR mode disks including dvd-ram.
VR mode includes more resolutions than VIDEO mode does. So you would have to re-encode the video if you landed on one of those odd non-DVD-Video compliant resolutions.
You would do best to use VIDEO mode.
Originally Posted by lordsmurf
I know that most people recommend recording in video mode because of its compatibility with other players (including play back on computers). But I'm having no difficulty doing what I want with VR-mode discs plus I get more functionality from my recorder as well as high-speed copy videos back to the HDD from DVD-RW discs. The only downside for me is the slower "high-speed" data rates when copying to and from the DVD-RW discs.
I tape my DVD-RW's in VR mode and have no problem playing them in my DVD player, even before they are finalized. I can't play them on my Mac. None of my recorded DVDs are recognized by my computer. If I recorded them in Video mode, could I play them on my computer too?