Question about Samsung SC-DC164 DVD Camcorder

10 Answers

My dvd camcorder wont finalize my dvd's

Hi, i have been trying to finalize a dvd so i can copy it onto another dvd but my camcorder isnt allowing me to do so. when i go into the menu on my camcorder, where it says finalize it is writen in grey, its supposed to be black, and it wont let me click on finalize or unfinalize. any suggestions???

Posted by on

  • 4 more comments 
  • jakedes Jan 10, 2008

    The finalize button is greyed out on my samsung 173 dvd camcorder. How can I finalize my disc

  • AKDrew Feb 07, 2008

    I cant finalize either, tried putting it on wall power and everything, The disc says finalizing for a couple minutes, then says disc error, and goes back to record mode like nothing happened.

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2008

    I am using Samsung SC-DC173U. I wanted to finalize the disc, but the Finalize menu is disabled and when I try to finalize it beeps and does nothing!!!

  • Cindylou352 Aug 22, 2008

    I bought this camcorder because it had good reviews. My babysitter lost my manual and I can't close or finalize my dvd's. I have had this for 2 years and haven't been able to finalize one yet! I am going to Disneyworld, I want to make sure this trip is imortalized......HELP!! HOW CAN I FINALIZE OR AT LEAST GET ANOTHER MANUAL???

  • xrodinax Sep 24, 2008

    hi, i have tried fully charging the battery, i have tried plugging into the wall, i have taken the battery out and replaced it...but still when i finalize it starts then says disk error?!can anyone help it has my holiday from brazil on!

  • lttlshck Oct 26, 2008

    need help to finalize dvd's on camcorder

×

Ad

10 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Make sure your camcorder is oon camera mode(when you can shoot videos) then finalize shoukd be written in black.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Yeah had same problem! the camcorder will have to be put on the charge and then the disc can be finalized! hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I can't get in the menu........to finelize.........no acces he says he is in power no battery,disk is full ,its a RW disk but .........not by sending to cumputer with a wire..........not finalizing........only i can watch by cam .........i would like to have it on my pc...........HELP please otherwise i loose my recording ......................thanks

Posted on Jan 20, 2014

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

According to Samsung you have to leave about 5 minutes of blank space at the end of the dvd in order for it to finalize. Discs you have that are full will have to be recorded to a dvd or vcr recorder using the cables that came with the camcorder.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

If anyone is still having problems.....plug it into the wall....u cant finalize on battery power...

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

Yeah I had the same problem. I have a samsung SC-DC173u. It worked as soon as I took out my battery and replugged it in.
Thank you for the response!

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Lm got a canon DC100A just take out my batt for awhile ,then plug my charger and my Finalize Option show and work on Menu Camara..just select Finalize and now l can watch my dvd disk everywhere [Sony Handycam DVD-R 1.4 gb]
amazing.!!!
thanks so much to yagy 2008

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

This is most likely due to the type of dvd you are using. I believe you can only finalize the -rw. If you have the owners manual the first page or so shows which dvd you can use and what each will allow.

Posted on May 30, 2007

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I think it´s because if the batterie runs low while finalising the data on the disk will be lost. To get sure that the power won´t cut off while processing you have to plug the netpower on. In that case it should not matter if the batterie is in or not.
So just plug in the powersupply.

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

I couldn't figure this out for a while either, but it is probably because you have your camcorder in playback mode. You can finalize from record mode.

Posted on Sep 12, 2007

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why am I having difficulty rewinding and playing tapes?


Is the Canon UC9 a HI8 camera?? If not it wont play HI*.

Aug 21, 2015 | Canon UC9 Camcorder

1 Answer

Can not get video files from a mini dis dcr dvd 108 handycam when I try to import to my pc it says does not support this dis i was using usb cable to pc with sony's software thanks jim


First make sure to finalize recorded disc in camcorder, finalization option is available in camcorder menu and will be enable by powering camcorder with AC charger/ adapter.
Now you can transfer movie files in computer or put recorded disc in computer dvd rom and copy files.

Jul 31, 2010 | Sony Handycam DCR-DVD108 DVD Camcorder

1 Answer

How do i finalise the double sided disk so it will download onto my computer? My computer wont pick up solution disk either? I know that anithalize delete's it!...


Finalize disc in camcorder while powering it with supplied ac charger/ adapter. Camcorder has option for that.
You can not finalize disc in computer that was recorded on camcorder.

Jun 19, 2010 | Canon DC220 DVD Camcorder

1 Answer

How to transfer video from camcorder to pc bcoz i have image mixer installed it is not happening dcrdvd201 it says usb driver does not support this version window vista home premium what do i do


Hi,
There is no need to hook camcorder with computer through USB, all is required to Finalize recorded DVD in camcorder and put that disc in computer to copy files for further editing etc.
Finalized disc in camcorder will be recognized in any other dvd player or dvd-rom.
Finalize disc option is available in camcorder menu.
Thanks.

Feb 05, 2010 | Sony Handycam DCR-DVD201 DVD Camcorder

1 Answer

How do you finish a disc in a Panasonic DVD 3CCD DVD video recorder? I can't find the drat instructions


Hi,
Finalization menu will come if camcorder is powered by its AC adaptor.
Plug AC Adaptor in your camcorder to get Finalization Menu to finish disc recording.
Thanks.

Dec 19, 2009 | Panasonic VDR-M53 DVD Camcorder

3 Answers

MY DVD R DISC WILL NOT PAY IN MY DVD PLAYER - I HAVE A SONY DVD CAMCORDER BUT THE DISC WILL NOT PLAY ON MY DVD PLAYER


Please finalize recorded dvd disc in camcorder then it can be playback in any other dvd player.
Disc finalize option is available in camcorder disc menu.
Thanks.

Sep 09, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-DVD403 DVD Camcorder

1 Answer

Can NOT copy aN original DVD made from Sony Camcorder DCR-TRV27


Try Finalizing the DVD disc on the Camcorder or the DVD Recorder before trying to copy the DVD on the Computer.

Jun 16, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV27 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Cannot record from my DirectTV DVR, HR20-700


most dvr units froim cable and satellite companies use a type of copy protection that does not allow you to copy programs to a disc. the cable company wont tell you this but they do and there isnt any way to work around it

Mar 11, 2009 | Toshiba D-VR4 DVD Recorder/VCR

1 Answer

Digital camcorder copying


I had the same problem, then I unplugged the USB....there's the menu (camera mode)

Dec 24, 2008 | Samsung SC-DC173 DVD Camcorder

1 Answer

How do i finalize a disk


hi there. well my friend, the only way that you can finalize a dvd is on the SCREEN CAMERA MENU. you can find it navigating in the menu or read the user manual. then the dvd will be able to play on any dvd player or pc. good luck

Dec 11, 2008 | Samsung DVD Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Samsung SC-DC164 DVD Camcorder Logo

3,072 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Samsung Video Cameras Experts

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

78267 Answers

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

10137 Answers

Are you a Samsung Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...