Using Clone DVD with DVD+RW's

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#1

Hi, all. Should DVD+RW’s be formated before burning with CloneDVD? Or should they just be used without formating first? (I tried one that I formated with DirectCD and even though I set CloveDVD to overwrite, it seemed to write to the drive, but nothing is on the disk. If I look at the surface, it appears to be written to.)
Thanks.


#2

I’ve never had an issue with DVD+RW. The software detects it’s either formatted or has data on it, then proceeds to overwrite it and burn ok. Do you experience this problem with other software?


#3

Don’t format it with DirectCD, that’s for packet writing only. I’ve had a lot of problems in the past with Direct cd. Just use a brand new DVD\RW, no need to format, and stick it in the drive when you want to burn. I’ve done it dozens of times and it works like a charm.
I usually use the RW when I’m not absoutely positive how the movie results may turn out.
I test using a DVD/RW if it was a good burn by playing back on the stand alone DVD player, if all is well I burn the saved files on the hard drive to a DVD+(my preference).

Then I put the DVD/RW back in the PC and erase it using DVDInfoPro, takes about 15 seconds or less and it’s clean for a future test.


#4

That worked great. Thanks guys.