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Old 06-12-2005, 06:16 PM   #11
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Default Re: Do you have to format a DVD-RW?

There maybe proplems because it could be a .avi convert it using a .avi tool, nero should help
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:28 PM   #12
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When will this be understood,You "don't burn them"
You put files on them the same way you do on your harddrive.
You can even download to them
There like a large floppy disk if you ever used them.
If this is ignored then i quit.
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:43 AM   #13
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They CAN BE used like a giant floppy with the Windows burning interface. They don't have to be, though.
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:50 AM   #14
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Yea, my drive has the capability to burn CD-RW discs but I've never thought them reliable by people, and many devices, etc don't like them. CD-R's are cheap, and also the most reliable to use to be honest, even if you can only use them once. Their a bit more... tempermental as it were...
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:10 AM   #15
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I get an error message when itry to just copy files on to it.

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Old 06-13-2005, 11:15 AM   #16
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Default Re: Do you have to format a DVD-RW?

I had the same problem but i just tossed the disc and used a cd-r...
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:19 AM   #17
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I bought 5 so i don't want to just throw them out,lol. plus i need something bigger than a cd-r because i'm using these to watch episodes of stuff i watch and i don't want to use one per episode.
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:50 AM   #18
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Well take back those and get some plain DVD-R's. Have you tried another brand yet?
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:52 AM   #19
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Nope, and i don't want to waste the DVD-R's on stuff i'm only going to watch once.
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:58 AM   #20
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Format one just to try it out. It could be the brand you bought is just a totally blank dvd disc. What brand it is by the way?

Edit: also on the disc case does it say> preformatted
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