Why Finalise?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Artie Fufkin, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. Artie Fufkin

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    What I mean is, why does one have to go through the extra step of finalising a disc to play on other machines?

    I understand that [technically] this step needs to be done, but why isn't it automatic, a default, as part of the burning process? Maybe with an option NOT to have it done if you so wish.

    Or have I missed something?
     
  2. JayCee

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    Because once the DVD-R/DVD+R is finalised you cannot Add another recording to it...........so in effect the DVDR is saying "Now are you finished with this disc?......are you sure you don't want to add anything else to it?........because once you finalise it you cannot add another recording to it"
     
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    Some recorders allow you to un-finalize a disc if you want to add to it later, but that's only possible if it's a RW disc.
     
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    ...and for completeness it should be remembered that +RW doesn't need finalising at all.
     

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