Does a regular DVD have to be formatted first?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Doc, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. Doc

    Doc Guest

    I tried making a DVD +R with Pinnacle Instant CD/DVD, but after it
    percolated for some time, it gave an "illegal operation" message. Nosing
    around the "tools" section, it mentions something about formatting. Is
    formatting necessary?

    Thanks for all input
     
    Doc, Nov 27, 2003
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  2. Doc

    L. P. LePage Guest

    NO

    I have burned many DVD's and NEVER formatted.
    BUT:
    Shut down ALL other programs.
    all the Startup programs
    anything you can to reduce the possibility that ANYTHING will
    try to access the
    DVD writer.
     
    L. P. LePage, Nov 28, 2003
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