I find for the Mac Superdrives DVD-R is the type of DVD media you'd be most likely to burn. DVD+R will work, though, but I've found it to be more troublesome, especially when writing for the purpose of playback on a DVD player.
DVD-RW are re-writable discs that can be erased and written to again. They are, therefore, more expensive. I never use them, simply because if I really want to write something to DVD, I'm unlikely to want to erase it later. I know a lot of people who bought whole boxes of DVD-RW media and never ever erased and rewrote at all.
If you have .Mac you can use the Apple Backup utility, otherwise there are a few options such as Lacie Silverkeeper, Carbon Copy Cloner and others. Check these out: http://www.versiontracker.com/php/se...macosx&x=0&y=0How do I make a backup copy of Tiger? (i've always made backup cd's of my os's and use those for regular disk utility, etc, maintenance....
No, the iBook Superdrive is not yet dual-layer.How do I burn a DVD whose contents is over the 4.7g amount?
Can the ibook superdrive burn double sided DVDs?
Its capacity, therefore, is 4.7GB
To burn video DVD's to it that are larger than this, I recommend Roxio Popcorn or DVD2OneX.
Yes, DVDs can be copied, though copyright often prohibits this, I still consider it essential. I mean, who would actually let their kids near a $35 DVD of Finding Nemo when they can instead keep the original locked away and give them a copy? Therefore ... http://www.ripdifferent.com/Unoffically, can movies be copied? I always heard that the DVDs were protected from that, but so many people say they copy movies? What software is needed?
Where should I look for DVD info?
My recommendation: Mac The Ripper to Rip, and Roxio Popcorn to burn. Use DVD2OneX to recompress any that Roxio Popcorn rejects, then burn in Popcorn.