dvd conversion

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  1. brin

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    I had a Toshiba dvd recorder on which I have recorded a lot of progs. The recorder died before I had a chance to finalise the discs. Can I reuse them by deleting the programmes and starting again. I have a newer Toshiba but I am assuming the read/write engine will be different. Any advice please.Brin.
     
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    Much depends on the disk format type.

    If they are rewritable discs you can use them again... after formatting.
    If DVD-R or +R, you cannot.

    But the likelihood is that you will be able to finalise in the new machine - given it is the same manufacturer.
     
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    You may find it will still finalise the discs.

    If not, you could possibly use the blank space, but you cannot erase the recordings, as they are burnt into the disc.

    Finalising basically writes the table of contents so that the discs will play on any player. Up until that point there's a temporary file list written to an unused section of the disk that the recorder uses to create the finalised discs.
     

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