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Why finalise?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by geordie, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. geordie

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    What disadvantage, if any, is there in not finalising dvd-rs and dvd-rws (made on Toshiba RDXS32 in my case) if you only plan to replay them on the same machine? You can always finalise one later if you want to play it on another dvd player, or is that wrong?
     
  2. phelings

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    Once a -r is full you may as well finalise it as you cannot do anything else with it.-RW only needs finalising to play on other players,so if you are not going to do that,there is no need to finalise
     
  3. PhilipL

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    Hi

    It is very important to finalise recordings you want to keep. Until finalised the DVD-R (or DVD-RW in Video mode) may only be read on that one model of recorder, it may play on other models in the range or may not. It can also only be finalised on the model of recorder that made the recording, so if the recorder breaks you will have to replace it with the same model to play the DVD-Rs or to finalise them.

    Not finalising DVD-Rs is tying you to a particular make and model range of recorders.

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  4. Nelviticus

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    I think finalising also makes it a bit quicker to initially read, as it gives the disc a table of contents and so on. Even though it will probably only have one thing on it the player will still have to scan it to see whether there are any other tracks if it's not finalised.

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