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Windows 7: Formatting dvd for use in a dvd recorder

19 Sep 2011   #1

7 Ultimate x64
Formatting dvd for use in a dvd recorder

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 ?


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19 Sep 2011   #2

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

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.

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19 Sep 2011   #4

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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