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Dvdrw will not format in camera

I bought some memorax dvd rw to use in camera. They will not format. Do you know what brand of dvds work best in the camera?

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Re: dvdrw will not format in camera

I use Memorex and Sony Mini DVD-RW in my DC210 and both work fine.

To BUGFUZZ - the DC210 does not support DVD+RW - you must use either DVD-RW or DVD-R.

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What discs do i use in my cannon dc210?

You can use any type of mini dvd's aside from discs that are labelled as RAM discs. As well you won't be able to use anything branded by Sony, any other form of generic disc will work in your camcorder, you might have to format the disc before use but the camcorder will let you know when you power on your device after inserting the disc.
The following formats will work though +R, -R, +RW, -RW.

Dec 08, 2009 | Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder

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Discs will not play back on dvd

What DVD's are you using +R/RW -R/RW some formats may not work especially on non-branded media some DVD players wont even play CD-R but will play some CD-RW of the correct brand.

I suggest that you try your finalized DVD in your PC then create an image using ImageBurn then burn the image onto a branded media and try again. Most firmware on DVD burners are very forgiving and will support a wider range of manufacturers and formats.

Hope this helps, you might want to look on your DVD players website for updated firmware you will need a blank CD and create a update disc using your computer.

Oct 18, 2009 | Sony DCR-DVD91E DVD Camcorder

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I have a HANDYCAM SONY DCR-DVD 106, and I keep getting the following message error - "Disc error. Unsupported format - 13:023, with regard to a mini MEMOREX DVD-R.

Disc error. Unsupported format means that ur camera does not support the format of this disc it might not support DVD-R or DVD-RW and supports the DVD+R and +RW try the other format disc and let me know if it resolved , check the manual it is stated on the box or manual which format it supports, if it does not solve ur problem try some other brand instead of MEMOREX try sony,hp,fuji,philips and see actually these sony cameras they are sometimes locked by the manufacturer to only use the original discs for monopoly sony acts like that in every product

pls do rate me if i fixya problem



Feb 23, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-DVD205 DVD Camcorder

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Camcorder won't format my DVD-RW disc

try a different brand of dvd recordable disks? maybe? that would be my suggestion before anything else...hope it helps.
Rabeka Jo

May 15, 2008 | Video Cameras

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Format a cd

First some explanations:

The Canon DC210 will only take 'minus' format DVDs (DVD-R, DVD-R DL and DVD-RW). Only the DVD-RW must be formatted (initialised) before use. During initialisation you'' be asked whether you want to initialise the disc in VIDO mode or in VR mode.

VIDEO mode: Once finalised discs recorded in VIDEO mode can be played back in most common DVD players, offering the best compatibility. However, recordings cannot be edited (deleted, rearranged etc) on the camcorder.

VR mode: You can easily edit the recordings on the camcorder. However, discs recorded in VR mode can only be played back with DVD players that are compatible with DVD-RW discs in VR mode.

My preference is Video mode - I can then play the disc on a DVD player and edit it on a PC.

Now, to initialise a DVD-RW

1. Press the 'FUNC.' key
2. Use the joystick to select 'MENU' - it's in the bottom left corner of the screen
3. Use the joystick to select 'DISC OPERATIONS'
4. Use the joystick to select 'DISC INITIALIZE'
5. Use the joystick to select either 'VIDEO' or 'VR' mode
6. Use the joystick to select 'YES' to confirm your choice
7. Use the joystick to select 'YES' to start initialising the disc

Close the menu only after the screen display returns to the 'DISC OPERATIONS' menu.

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May 11, 2008 | Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder

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MiniDVD+RW can not be recognized

The Canon DC210 will only work with 'minus' format DVDs. It will not work with 'plus' format DVDs.

When you use DVD-RW discs you will be able to initialise the discs.

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May 07, 2008 | Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder

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Changing a -vr format

You're right - only DVDs initialised in VR mode can be edited on the camcorder. Those initialised in VIDEO mode cannot be edited on the camcorder, but can be played on most DVD players and can be edited on a PC.

The good news is, if you are using a DVD-RW disc you can change the mode by reinitialising it to be in VIDEO mode, but you will lose all the previous content during initialisation. DVD-R discs cannot be initialised.

See this Fixya solution for details on how to initialise a disc.

To Junie1939 - No, it's not possible to change a DVD from 'plus' format to 'minus' format, sorry - you have to go buy 'minus' format DVDs, or change the DVD reader on your PC. Remember the Canon DC210 only takes 'minus' format DVDs.

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Apr 27, 2008 | Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder

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Not recognizing mini dvdrw

DVD-R discs can be used with no preparation, but a DVD-RW must be initialised before it can be used for the first time.

You may also have to initialise a DVD-RW if you get the message "UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE THE RECORDING MODE OF THE DISC" .

Also, make sure you always use DVD "minus" format discs - the DC210 will not work with any DVD "plus" format discs.

When you initialise the disc you will be asked to chose between Video mode and VR mode. Most DVD players will play a Video mode disc, but a VR mode disc can be edited with the camcorder. My preference is Video mode - I can then play on a DVD player and edit on a PC.

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Apr 18, 2008 | Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder

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I can't see the dvds into any dvd player

Most DVD players can't play DVD-R or DVD-RW unless it's finalized (if you record to DVD+RW, it may work ok, but fewer DVD players work right with RW format discs).

Obviously, you need to ensure you are actually writing to the DVD (eg, will they play back on the camcorder). You should see if there's a menu for finalizing the DVDs, that might do it. There are occasionally problems with finalizing discs on some of these DVD camcorders... these discs may not be readable on any DVD player, but might still work in a PC.

The other problem is that some camcoders record in DVD-VR format, which is a special "easily edited" format for DVD camcorders only... regular DVD players don't usually support this (well, some new ones might... this is one of those "evolving standard" issues). You'll probably need a PC to read the disc, edit, convert to a conventional DVD, etc. if you're using this format. 

Jan 02, 2008 | Samsung SC-DC164 DVD Camcorder

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Do I HAVE to use Maxell dvd-r

Provided you check that what you are buying is DVD-R or DVD-RW (as opposed to +R or +RW), it should work. Best thing is probably to buy one or two and see how you get on. There's not many places make DVDs - and an awful lot of badge engineering goes on. You could download a useful bit of freeware from to help you find out which factory your Maxell discs have come from - and which of your cheap alternatives actually hail from the same stable. A.

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