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I record a DVD from VCR tape and try to play on another device

I record a DVD [on my Magnavox DVD and VCR combo unit] from tv or VCR tape and try to play it on another device. I have tried several other devices, and they indicate that the DVD is blank -- but I know it is not blank because the DVD plays fine on my Magnavox DVD/VCR combo.
I selected the "make compatible" menu option when recording with the idea that I could watch the DVD on any device and copy the digital file to my computer hard drive, flash drive, or any other electronic device.

What am I doing wrong?

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In my research, I learned about finalizing the DVD, which was a new concept to me. I looked that process up in the manual and it did the trick.

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