How to Use a Maxell DVD-R

by Greyson Ferguson

Maxell is a manufacturing company of memory devices, such as compact discs and digital video discs, including DVD-Rs. Maxell's DVD-R is used similarly to most other DVDs. It can be employed to copy content and play on most DVD players. However, there are a few important specifications users should know before using the Maxell DVD-R.

Check your DVD burner's user manual. Some DVD burners can only accept DVD+R discs. If this is the case, your DVD burner can't burn content onto the Maxell DVD-R.

Insert the Maxell DVD-R into a DVD burner. Launch the DVD burning program installed on the computer and select the format (data or video). Import the desired files and select "Burn." As with any DVD-R, a Maxell DVD-R becomes a read-only disc when the burning is complete.

Insert the Maxell DVD-R into any computer that reads DVDs. If the disc is a data DVD you can import content by clicking "Start," "Computer" (or "My Computer") and double-clicking the DVD icon. Then click-and-drag the desired data from the open DVD window to the computer.

Insert the DVD video into a DVD player. Although most DVD players can read DVD-R discs, some do not have this ability. If the player is not capable of playing the disc a "Disc Error" message appears. If the menu for the DVD loads click "Play" and the Maxell DVD-R plays on the DVD player.

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About the Author

Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces TheDailyUpbeat.com, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.

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