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CD isn't finalized

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When a CD says it isn't finalized, is that saying it can still be recorded on and can still be played on a variety of machines (or will it only play on the same machine it was recorded on)? My DVD, when it isn't finalized, can still be recorded on, but may not play on any other machine than the one it was recorded on. I'm not sure if the same applies to a CD.



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Re: CD isn't finalized

No that means that the cd wasnt fully burned before ejected and you can still finalize it if you put it back in the device that started burning it it will do it

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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