Re: Problem formatting a dvd
2 things to try:
1. try formatting live and then closing/mastering when you are done.
2. Try not putting a blank DVD in the drive till the program asks you to.
"Saint" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Well then I must have a problem with the DVD burner in the HP Pavilion dv7
> notebook, On my Windows xp machine I started Convertxtodvd3 software and
> it would convert my .avi movie and then burn the converted movie to my
> DVD-r disk and everything was done the DVD-r disk would eject and it was
> finished. Now with Vista Home Premium I try the same thing and
> CONVERTXTODVD3 software converts the .AVI File and then stops and pops out
> the DVD-r and asks for a disk to write to , it will not write to the disk
> unless it's formatted.
> What I would like to do is format several disks and get them ready in
> advance so I can then convert and burn in one session, but again I need
> to format in mastered format, Why is it so hard to do a little thing like
> this in Vista, it's unbelievable that I just can't put in a DVD-r disk and
> a box would come up and give me a choice to either format in : format live
> file or format mastered, this should not be rocket science and have me
> pulling my hair out for several days and wasting several good DVD disk
> trying to figure this out.
> Is there a freeware program out there that will, when I put a disk into my
> drive just come up and ask me if I want to do a live file format or
> thanks for try to help, I really appreacate all the post on this subject .
> "Curious" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> DVD and CD disks are automatically formatted when you write to them. Just
>> make that they are Finished before you take them to another player if you
>> write unfinished option.