What is the difference between a CD-R and a CD+R?

by on January 15, 2013

Q: What is the difference between a cd-r and a cd+r?
Is there a huge difference and if so what are they?
I’ve heard that cd-r is for burning music and cd+r are for burning data such as pictures,files,etc but I don’t know if that’s accurate. And also there’s the issue of compatibility, I’ve heard that cd-r can be played on most cd/dvd players new and old while cd+r can only be played on most newer dvd/cd and computers and is least compatible then cd-r on most devices. I just want to get the facts if this is true or not. And if you can please be thorough I love to learn, so the more info the better.

One Response to “What is the difference between a CD-R and a CD+R?”
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    -R is the older format that was used with a CD and can be read by most CD and DVD players.

    +R is the newer way of reading and writing data on discs. Newer CD and DVD players can use both formats.