I have a Panasonic DMR-EX85 standalone recorder. I've recently bought some dual layer DVD+R discs. The recorder struggles to format these, saying it's done it but then reporting the disc isn't formatted correctly when trying to burn to it. By keep trying, I did manage to get it to format a couple of the discs and, once they were formatted, they worked perfectly.
So, my question is this: is it possible, and how, to format the discs using my PC in a way that the Panasonic would recognise, so that I can use the discs?
Thanks in advance,
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The disks are not rewritable, but the Panasonic formats all +R disks before it can use them. Looking at these disks on the computer after they've been formatted, but before any videos are added, the formatting appears to just create an open session.
I don't know why the recorder is struggling, because it works with other disks (though I haven't tried any other DL disks, so another brand may help). If only I could format the disks on the computer, I think that would help.
Try Verbatim. I have burned over 200 hundred on a Panasonic. Never a glitch.
He may be confusing 'formatting' with 'initialization' too...