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I recorded my sons wedding with a dvd-rw. I went through the finalization steps. When I tried playing it on a dvd player it wouldn't recognize the disc. I tried to finalize again or unfinalize and the handycam would not let me do either. I can play the recorded dvd in the handycam but not on any other dvd player. I recorded the reception with another disc and that one finalized. I was hoping to put an edited dvd together but don;t know what to do with the wedding dvd. Any help?

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There is definitely a solution for this but you must use a computer to recover the information on that disc. It also depends on the software you are using to recover such information from the disc. My recommendation would be that you start by simply inserting your disc in the DVD Rom on the computer see what happens when you open My Computer on the Desktop then you click on the DVD rom icon to see if the DVD opens. If it opens it means the information on the disc can be read. so you click again on the folder that appears. If you have a media player installed then that media player will play back those video files. These files can then be transferred to the computer then authored by a computer software like Nero. There are many other programs that can do this job. Also such software can open sometimes such a disc if and when the windows operating system's My computer fails to open it.

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