Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: Why, after recording to DVD+R or DVD+RW media with the Gateway DVD recorder, am I unable to play the media in other DVD players?A: Finalization is the only way to make Write Once media (DVD+R and DVD-R) readable for other DVD-ROM drives or Standard DVD players.
Note: When using "Re-writable media" (DVD+RW), for the media to be read by a different DVD drive, that drive must have the ability to read DVD+RW media and conform to the DVD+RW specifications.
Note: Finalization of DVD+R discs writes file system data (UDF and ISO bridge) and lead-in/lead-out content onto the disc. When DVD+R media is recorded in the Gateway DVD Recorder, the media must be finalized before it can be read by other DVD Players. This includes DVD drives in computers.
The Gateway AR 230 DVD recorder does not finalize DVD+ RW media. File system data is written into the disc during the first formatting and any time it is modified. The lead-in/lead-out content is written while background formatting is stopping. For the media to be read by a different DVD drive, that drive must have the ability to read DVD+RW media and conform to the DVD+RW specifications.