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Disc error philips dvd 616 k.the machine will play discs bought from the store but when I try a disc that I have recorded myself on my Panasonic dvd recorder,It comes up with "disc error" the disc in question was a recordable disc DVD - RW.

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  • Victor Bennett May 26, 2007

    Thank you 24 seven..I did not finalise the disc originally but have since done so and now everything is operating as it should.Much appreciation for your help
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  • Victor Bennett Aug 23, 2007

    what is divx format and how do I use it.?The dvd is of a movie that I copied from the T,V.thanks for taking the time to help me with my problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    program is not recordable

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Make sure that the file you recorded is in divx format before you burn it onto a disc.

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Your not alone some people have probles with this player too, here is what other owners say: http://www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers/philips-dvp-642/4117

Posted on May 25, 2007

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After recording, did you ensure the "finalize" or "lead-out" process completed?

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