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Finalizing DVD-RW A friend used a Sony Handycam mini DVD camcorder to videotape our trip to Europe, but it the DVD will not play. My computer and DVD player do not recognize it. Someone told me that it might not have been finalized. If this is true, how can I finalize the DVD without the camcorder?

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No you can't finalize the dvd without the camera.you need the competable camera to finalize it

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