I tried to burn a large data file (2 GB) on Sony (Ricoh) DVD+RW with Plex708 (FW 1.04). Before that I had cancelled all the previously written data on the disc using Plextools (the long method) or Nero (long method). My OS is Windows XP.
However, my Nero 220.127.116.11 didn't recognise the disc any more, but asked to insert another disc in the drive.
When I tried to burn a home video on the same disc using Studio8, the program says that the disc needs to be formatted and asks if it can go ahead with it. This works fine and the disc gets burnt.
Must DVD+RW disc be formatted after cancelling the data and how does one do it? I read somewhere that the formatting is the same as cancelling with Nero, and that you could also find the formatting option right clicking the drive letter in "my computer" section. However, this option doesn't exist.
I haven't tried DVD-RW.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.