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Formatting DVD-RW (please help!)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kamanda, Jan 8, 2006.

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  1. Kamanda

    Kamanda Thread Starter

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    Alright, I just got a DVD recorder which supports both hard drive and DVD recording (on-R and -RW). Now what I want to be able to do is record onto the DVD then watch it on another DVD player in another room. Now, I tried this and it wont work (on VR or Video mode) because I didnt finalize. If I finalize a RW I am affraid I will not be able to use it again at all, but I found this on a website:

    "* DVD-RW (Video mode): Finalizing is necessary. It cannot be edited after finalizing. Reformating is required before it can be used for recording again."

    So my question is, Can I finalize a DVD-RW then format it and use it again? And also, how do you format a DVD-RW!?!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. 1_rob_1

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    Yes you can rewrite a dvd/cd rw after finalising a write. Your writing software should give you the formatting option.
     
  3. Kamanda

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    Thank you, but the thing is I'm using the DVD recorder, there is no PC involved and I do not have a DVD drive, would earasing everything on the disc be like formatting? Or should I get a DVD drive as well?
     
  4. JohnWill

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    You don't "format" the DVD-RW to start over, you simply erase it. Yes, you can do this multiple times. :)
     
  5. Kamanda

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    thanks alot!
     
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