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Transferred home videos to DVD and they won't play on my laptop (1 Viewer)

Jon_Are

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I bought a stand-alone VHS/DVD recorder combo for the purpose of transferring old home videos to DVD. The process was easy enough, and the discs play fine on the (same) DVD player.

When I insert a disc into my laptop drive, though, it asks me what I want to do with this blank disc. A look at the E drive shows, of course, no data on the disc.

Is there a way to overcome this? I guess I don't need to watch them on my laptop; I'm mostly just confused as to why this is happening.

Thanks,

Jon
 

Jon_Are

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Uh oh......:D

ummm.......finalize the DVD???

Is this done from the DVD recorder?

And would not doing this allow it to play in the stand-alone but not on my laptop?
 

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Yes, it's done from the DVD recorder. It has to be finalized in order to play on other DVD players. It will play on the recorder without finalizing.

I don't know how yours works but mine is a Panasonic and has a menu selection that says "DVD management" and you can finalize from there.
 

Jon_Are

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I figured out how to do it from the manual, so all is good.

Thanks for the assist, Steve.

Jon
 

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