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Finalizing dvd I am trying to finalize a dvd that was burned today. I can put a title in but when I try to finalize it says there is no title found and can not finalize disc

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Did you finalize the disc on the DVD recorder that burned the file? Without more information on your DVD recorder, I can't give you exact directions to find the command on your unit. On my DVD/VCR, after recording, I usually finalize a disc before removing it from the recorder. On mine, I press Menu and go to Disc. I add a title (optional) and then select the Finalize option. Then accept the finalization (which makes it impossible to add more to the disc). For -RW discs, you can unfinalize and then reformat them. Write once discs are permanently stored.

What type of disc did you record to? Some other players may not recognize DVD+R or DVD-R discs or DL discs. Check the specs on the other players and try different brands/types of discs for future recording.

If you add a comment with the type of DVD recorder used to burn the problem discs, I may be able to give additional advice.

Cindy Wells

Oct 25, 2011 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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After burning my DVD-R, I can not play it on my computor or any other DVD player. What am I doing wrong?

Did you finalize the disc? How you do this will depend on whether you are using your computer or a standalone DVR. On XP, I had to tell my burning software to finalize the disc after burning. On Windows 7, I find it will finalize the disc on eject (until I changed that setting). Finalizing the disc is an option under right clicking when I have a disc in the drive.

On a standalone DVR, you should find an option to finalize the disc in the menus that let you write a title to the disc.

Without finalization, other dvd players will not be able to read the disc. You also need to make sure that the disc is compatible with each player (+/- R is not universal).

I hope this helps.

CIndy Wells

Dec 09, 2009 | Insignia IS-DVD1001 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Make sure your Sony input signal is on L1 or L3 (the inputs in back of recorder) or on L2 which is for inputs for cameras(located in front).Once you get a signal, you're where you need to be. Choose your recording mode for recording speed (pull down the flap on the remote control for this button and also the input button).
Choose from between1 hour and six hours. To archive really important stuff, stick with the first 3 speeds. TV recording can be on 3, 4 or 6 hour mode.
Push the record/pause button once. This will put the recorder into the record/pause mode and then it awaits you pushing it again to start recording immediately. Just pushing record will force the machine into a 3 to five second delay before actually recording anything so you might mess up and miss the first few seconds of your input. Suggest you use a dvr-rw or dvd+rw to practice on.

When your recording is done, just push the pause again. It stops recording but allows you to add more on to the first recording without starting a new chapter if you want. Just continue to release the pause button to continue.
If you are satisfied that you are finished, then push the pause button to stop recording. Wait for the info to be written(flashing message on screen). When it stops, you may play the dvd.
Notice- since the dvd has not been FINALIZED, you may only play it back on this unit without finalizing. It will not play on other dvd players unless you finalize it first.
To finalize, look on remote for the TOOL button. Press it once. Now push DISC INFO once. Use arrow keys and enter button on remote for the following. Scroll down to FINALIZE and press enter.
Use arrow keys to scroll to OK. push the ENTER button. Finalizing should take between 30 seconds and 2 minutes.

Warning- if titles or chapters are to typed in, it must be done BEFORE finalizing. Finalizing afterwards cannot be done.
Erasing can be done in part or all if using an RW+ or RW- disc


Nov 19, 2009 | Sony RDR-GX300 DVD Recorder

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I burn dvd -r and dvd+r and it will not play on it

It is possible that the disks are not finalized. You may need to configure it to auto finalize, which is off by default. It would be impossible to have more than one title on a disk if you always auto finalized. Check your manual, and finalize your disks. Many times marginal disks will play OK in the unit they were recorded on, but not so well in other players. The media (disks) could be the problem as well. On a side note, the DR410 will NOT burn DL (dual layer) disks. I hope this helps and good luck.

Oct 28, 2009 | Toshiba DR410 DVD Recorder

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Cant finalize dvd on a magnavox zc320mw8

you have to push stop from the title menu, then push setup. Then go to disc edit and finalize is there

Jan 11, 2009 | Philips Magnavox MWR10D6 DVD Recorder

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DVD will not finalize

I had this problem and moved to "Ashampoo Burning Studio" it was free on a computer magazine had no more problems

Aug 08, 2008 | Samsung DVD-VR357

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The magnavox zc320mw8 will not finalize a dvd for playback on anther dvd player

Try this. Insert DVD. Press SETUP button. Once DVD has loaded the DISK FINALIZE option will be available. You can then FINALIZE.

Jun 24, 2008 | Philips Magnavox DVD/VCR Dual Player

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DVD will not finalize

I have found that any disc faster than 4X will not finalize. 8x disc will record but not finalize. 16X disc will not even record. I haven't been able to find any D VD+R 4X. 4X disc work fine and will finalize if you can find any.

Mar 16, 2008 | RCA DRC8295 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

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Disc Finalize stuck at 99%

press OK button on the remote of the DVD to take finalize 99% off the screen , then EXIT button

Mar 01, 2008 | RCA DRC8335

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Finalizing a dvd

Try this. In your SETUP options, ensure that AUTO FINALIZE and FINALIZE AT END OF TIMER are turned OFF.

Insert DVD. Press SETUP button. Be patient. Once DVD has loaded the DISK FINALIZE option will be available. You can then FINALIZE.

I found it much cheaper to get DVD-R from Radio Shack (about $5 for 25) for VHS movies that I know I want to keep. They do record up to 6 hours, even though the packaging is unclear on this point.

Dec 19, 2007 | Philips Magnavox DVD/VCR Dual Player

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