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Finalizing How do i finalize a disc so it will play on my dvd player?

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Cam must be plugged into the mains adapter/charger to finalize a disc

1 - press the DISC NAVIGATION button
2 - press the MENU button
3 - use the froward/backwards/play-pause buttons to choose 'Finalize Disc' on the disc menu screen

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