How can I format a DVD+RW Disc?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Fadel, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. Fadel

    Fadel Guest

    How can I format a DVD+RW Disc?
    Thanks and regards
    Fadel
     
    Fadel, Jul 12, 2005
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  2. Fadel

    Trev Guest

    To do what and for what?

    RW can be used just like a Record once as far as formatting is concerned and
    Later erased to be used again. This why its formatted on the fly at the
    start of the burn.

    It can also be formatted to allow packet writing, IE. used like a floppy
    disc (if you know what one off them was) by IN CD, instant write or direct
    Cd.

    It can also be formatted by a stand alone DVD recorder on the fly at the
    start of the recording session
     
    Trev, Jul 12, 2005
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  3. Fadel

    Fadel Guest

    On Tue, 12 Jul 2005 18:25:14 +0100, "Trev"
    <trevbowdenATdsl.pipexDOTnet> wrote:

    My problem: I have a Sony stand alone DVD-Recorder. It accepts new +RW
    Discs. The first step it takes is formatting the disc automatically.
    No problem there.
    If I use a +RW I had used in the computer, however, the Sony cannot
    reaad it."Disc error" is all what I get. Erasing the disc in the
    computer doesn't help. So I have to have 2 sets of +RW: the ones the
    computer has touched and the others. Where do I go from here?
    Thanks for your help
    Fadel
     
    Fadel, Jul 13, 2005
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  4. Fadel

    News Will Guest

    Philips DVD recorders allow you to 'erase' the disc, by pressing and hold
    ing the 'Clear' button on the remote until the disc drawer closes.
    Perhpas there is something similar on the Sony.
    Alternative find a friend with a Philips, or keep computer and recorder DVDs
    seperate.
    At 52p for a Verbatim DVD+RW, it's not worth the hassle.
     
    News Will, Jul 13, 2005
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  5. Fadel

    Trev Guest

    In my case Erasing with Incd then placing in my Sanyo brings up "this disc
    must be erased before it can be used " then its ok for use. Maybe it does
    not like the Brand of disc.
    Oh silly question, you did only erase in the computer, you did not Format it
    did you?
     
    Trev, Jul 13, 2005
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  6. Fadel

    Fadel Guest

    I only erased it. How can I format it? Would that help?
    What is Incd?
    Regards
    Fadel
     
    Fadel, Jul 13, 2005
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  7. Fadel

    Trev Guest

    No do not format it in the computer as that will be for packet writing. Not
    what we want

    InCD is part of Nero and is used to erase RW discs
    If you have Nero there will be entries in the disc's context menu for InCD
    Erase.
    Presumably you are using different burner software
     
    Trev, Jul 13, 2005
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  8. Fadel

    Fadel Guest

    I have Nero 5. have used it to erase te RW+ going through Nero
    Express. Can't find InCD. How do I get to it?
    Thanks for your help
    Fadel
     
    Fadel, Jul 13, 2005
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  9. Fadel

    Trev Guest

    I cant remember what express in 5 looked like. But I would be surprised if
    it could erase. But users of Nero can download Incd from the web site
    www.ahead.de
    also look in the task bar if you have it the icon will be there. It works in
    the background so you will not have a big dialogue box
     
    Trev, Jul 13, 2005
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