You cannot use a consumer electronics DVD recorder to record streaming video to a DVD that was formatted with Windows Vista

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When you format a DVD on a Windows Vista-based computer, you may be unable to record streaming video such as Live TV to the DVD by using a consumer electronics DVD recorder. The problem occurs when you use any format of DVD recordable discs including DVD+/-R or DVD+/-RW.


This problem occurs because the version of the Universal Disk Format (UDF) that Windows Vista uses does not support Real-Time files.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


Article ID: 927131 - Last Review: March 15, 2007 - Revision: 2.4
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business
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  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition
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