Solved How to overcome finalising problem on DVD disc

July 27, 2019 at 01:07:43
Specs: Windows 7
Have been using a batch of Maxell -R discs to record Tour de France daily. On 2 of the discs have been unable to finalise as message comes up "Recording Error, can not record on this disc". Have 2x Toshiba DVR20 combi machines and both give the same message. What is going on here, the discs have recorded they just can't be finalised. Very frustrating. Any solution would be appreciated.

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July 27, 2019 at 21:36:53
Without going in to great detail, DVD+R seems to be a more common format these days, you might try buying a pack of + discs and see if those work.

Also, recorders seem to have their likes and dislikes as to which manufacturer of discs they prefer. Try a different brand than Maxell.

One last thing, way back when, stand alone CD burners needed to use a special disc that was made for stand alone burners. The discs cost more because the extra money went to paying the artists to compensate for pirating/copying their music. I don't know if this technology was implemented on stand alone DVD burners but you might check your burners manual and see if it mentions what's type of disc is needed for the device.

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July 28, 2019 at 07:27:22
Many thanks for your prompt response THX1138, it is .appreciated.

Think I will avoid Maxell in the future though they are a brand recommended by Toshiba for their unit. Two of the 10 from the batch would not finalise
Have always preferred -R because of formatting and mode issues associated with +R though if this problem persists I think I may revert to +R as you suggest.

What I can't figure why I get the "cannot record on this disc" message when the disc has recorded close on 4 hours. What is causing this, disc or machine?

I certainly would not recommend Toshiba combi recorders, their reliability is poor.

Regards, Jbr

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July 28, 2019 at 08:13:16
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Here's a couple of things I found regarding SONY DVD recorders. Could it be your discs are almost full?

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July 28, 2019 at 09:06:59
Hello riider, think you may have hit the target.
On a couple of my most recent problem discs, the recording time left on the discs has been all but exhausted . That is one of the conditions that the Sony attachments you included suggests may cause finalising problems.
I'm glad you took the bother to reply to my query, you've made me happy!

Regards, JBR

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