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reformatting dvd+rw HELP???

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by Cizzle, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. Cizzle

    Cizzle Member

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    I bought some dvd+rw a while ago and when i was trying to burn a movie onto it, it said that it was unformatted. I use mainly alcohol and nero but don't know how to reformat the disks so i can burn onto them

    Can anyone tell me how? thanks
     
  2. RMeister

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    You need software like Roxio's Easy CD/DVD Creator 6.0 (If you can still find it) or Easy Media Creator 7.0 ($70-$90.00) or Ahead Software's Nero 6.3 Ultra Edition ($70.00-$90.00) to format a CD or DVD RW disc before you can use it. There maybe another product, hopefully Freeware, but I have not run a crossed it.

    I have found Easy Media Creator easier to use, but I have been using it since Version 3.0, but as the saying goes; “Familiarity breeds contempt!”. I know a lot of people who believe Nero is better. I do use both programs and Nero has been more versatile.
     
  3. Cizzle

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    okay. so seeing that i have those products where would i go in the submenus and such so i can format it?

    i have nero 6 ultra but can't find the menu that will let me do it
     
  4. StanH1000

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    DVDInfoPro, downloadable freeware (if you don't mind a few ads), has a quick format/erase for DVD RW disks. Many other features as well, including media identifier, error detector, speed analysis, and other features.
     
  5. Cizzle

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    perfect, thanks alot. one more for you

    do you have to just format it once, or will you have to keep doing it for every burn.

    Or will i just be able to erase it like a normal cd-rw?

     
  6. kchev

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    Just the first time.

    Nero automatically formatted mine right before it started burning. I know for sure because I just bought some new ones last night.
     

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