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Either my computer or dvd does not read movies recorded by this camcorder. Why?

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    Stephan Reichert May 11, 2010

    Please check if the disk is finalized. Do you have nero burning rom installed on your pc?

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Hi. in many DVD camcorders. you are suposed to closed o finalize the dvd disk . by doing this it will be playback compatible with your pc or dvd player.

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after finalizing a disk you will not able to record any longer on that disk (DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RAM, DVD RW) If you record for 5 minutes and finalized the dvd it will have a 5 min movie !!!

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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Disc must be finalized before it can be played back on DVD player or DVD recorder.

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Plug in the power cord then press the function key and finalize the disc and then you computer will be able to read the disc. I was making the same mistake and plug it in and the Finalize step will be allowed.

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