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erasing dvd rw problem

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by T3kk, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. T3kk

    T3kk Member

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    i recorded a movie in a dvd rw i just got from a friend, i tryed using Nero Express to erase the movie from it, but it says that it is not re-writeable disc but it says RW on the cd.......anyone kno wat the problem could be?
     
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    Look at the bottom of the disc for the color of the dye. Dvd R is a blue/purplish color.

    Dvd RW is more of a gray/silver color.

    A lot of dvd +/- R media will have a small logo that says DVD-RW. The larger logo will say Dvd -R or Dvd+R. Those logos fool a lot of people,and quite a few are on ebay trying to sell RW media when it's R media.

    You can also insert that disc in your burner,open up nero toolkit/then nero infotool/select drive that the disc is in/and click the disc icon. It'll tell you if it's +R/+RW/-R/-RW
     
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    ^^thanks, that was real helpful! but now im pissed cuz it's not a re-writeable disc!! lol
     
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    You got suckered!!!

    I was looking for some Made in Japan Fuji on ebay a couple years ago. This 1 seller had +8x RW fuji,but the picture he took, said Dvd+R in large/bold letters,and Dvd+RW in small letters. Half the media out there is like this.

    The cost of RW media was around 4 times higher than R media back then,plus the 8x speed of RW's weren't even out yet. It took quite a few emails from me to him,but he edited the listing.

    Burn On!!!!
     

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