Finalizing DVD - RAM discs? How is it done?

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  1. Big Wally

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    I have a Panasonic E 85 DVD recorder with hard disc, which records onto DVD-RAM also. I want to play the - RAM disc on another player, (Pioneer)but the specification says that the -RAM disc must be finalized before it can be played. I have searched the Panasonic manual, but find no reference to finalizing a DVD-RAM disc. Can the disc be finalized? Help, please!!
     
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    I can't speak for the Panasonic but I know that you can't finalize RAM disc's on a Toshiba (XS34). I tried but the machine fired up a window stating that it was not supported on that type of disc. I checked the manual and the only references to finalizing disc's is for R/RW. Maybe the Panasonic is the same.
     
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    Thanks for the comment on your experience. I am beginning to think that DVD - RAM discs cannot be finalized. Perhaps I should stick to one recording mode!
     
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    I play RAM discs on a separate DVD player without any finalizing being done.
     
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    RAM discs don't need finalizing - just like a hard disc doesn't need finalizing. To be able to play a RAM disc in another machine that player has to be able to read DVD-RAM discs.
     
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    The only reason I can see for using RAM-Discs is the Timeslip function, if you want to record things to keep or to play in other DVD players(apart from the few which support RAM-Discs)you should stick to +or- R or RW depending on which your machine supports.
     
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    DVD-RAM is reusable. As such 'finalise' is out of context.
     
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    -RW is reusable, but it still requires finalising for use on other players. I am sure that DVD RAM only continues to appear because some early adopters have RAM discs. They are virually valueless on a machine that has HD and -RW. Or am I missing something?
     
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    Once you've used the DVD-RAM technology you'll not look back.
    There is only one setback, they are quite costly, but the usefulness outweighs this.
    No need to finalise, can edit the files easily, you can remove files and the disk actually gains free space (DVD+- don't) due to non linear disk usage.
    Proper Timeshifting.
    DVD-RAM in a cartridge will keep for ages, as it's competely proptected ideal for daily recording and handeling.
    On my Panny EH60 it doesn't convert the movies to 4:3 P&S while dubbing as it does with DVD +- R(w)

    DVD-RAM is the media that DVDR should have used from the start.
    If you really need to have older player support, DVD-RAM drives will record to either DVD-R or +R or both.
     

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