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Windows 7: Formatting dvd for use in a dvd recorder

19 Sep 2011   #1
sgbooth

7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Formatting dvd for use in a dvd recorder

Hi,
Hope this is the right place for this question:

I have a Sony dvd recorder which has decided to stop formatting dvd's (all types -r, -rw, +rw etc).
I have a lot of tv programmes now stuck on the Sony's hdd that I need, and wondered if I could use my pc to format dvd's, so that the Sony's format function is bypassed.
Is this possible please ?

Regards.


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19 Sep 2011   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It needs to be a re-writable DVD in order to erase it.
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19 Sep 2011   #3
sgbooth

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry, I wasn't clear.

The problem is that brand new dvd's will not format in the Sony dvd recorder. Doesn't seem to matter what format or brand is used.

I just wondered if I could use my pc for the format process and bypass the Sony format process. That way the Sony would see an empty formatted dvd and let me copy to it.

Thanks.
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19 Sep 2011   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Sony is one of the Companys that support DVD RAM disks. Use it in the recorder to copy to. Your PC will then be able to use it.
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