To pull of this trick, you need a PC with a DVD-RAM burner. You probably also need the <a href=“http://panasonic.co.jp/psec/support/dvdram/lim/eoem/index.html” target="_blank">Panasonic DVD-RAM driver</a> installed so you can drag & drop to a UDF-formatted disc in Windows Explorer.
Download and unzip <a href=“http://club.cdfreaks.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=82625&stc=1”>RTAV.zip</a> someplace where you can find it. It will produce the folder DVD_RTAV with two tiny files, vr_mangr.bup and vr_mangr.ifo.
Place a blank RAM disc in the DVD-RAM burner.
In Windows Explorer, drag the DVD-RTAV folder onto your DVD-RAM disc. Wait a few seconds for the burning to finish.
That’s it. When you place the disc in your recorder, you should get these recording times:
XP – 1:03
SP – 2:07
LP – 4:14
EP – 6:21
This trick works with my Panasonic ES15S, but I’m guessing it works on other Panny models as well. I’ve tried it only with Panny 2-3x one-sided non-cartridge discs, the same type that came with the recorder.
By the way, you can achive the same result the following way, but not everyone has or wants Nero:
- Record a few seconds of programming on a RAM disc on the Panasonic recorder.
- On your PC, use Nero Vision to delete the title.