Question about DVD & Blu-Ray Players

3 Answers

Disk error when trying to finalize disk - DVD & Blu-Ray Players

Posted by on

3 Answers

Re: Disk error when trying to finalize disk
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: Disk error when trying to finalize disk

I just bought a replacement dvd recorder for one that stopped finalizing and even recognizing dvd's it had created, now this new one doesn't like the blank dvd's I have right out of the box, it will record up to the point where it should be able to finalize them but then says, can't write to disk. All the information is there to play the dvd, just can't be read by itself or other stand alone players.

Solution, IsoBuster, by SmartProjects. It will scan an unreadable dvd and allow you to extract the files it can and sometimes can't filling damaged sectors with dummy blocks, or skips them where there are scratches. These files can then be burnt to another disc on your pc using ImgBurn which is free. i just rename the vob files which are the video files to mpg, then I can do what ever with them, use Nero to make dvd's or vcd's for friends.

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: Disk error when trying to finalize disk

How do I fix this problem every time I try to burn a CD it works until finalizing the disk?

Posted on May 05, 2009

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When I burn a DVD (R- or R+) on a Sony RDR-GX300 it burns the DVD which plays on that unit only. If I try to play the DVD burned on Sony RDR-GX300 on any other brand or any other Sony DVD player or even on...

On That Type Of DVD Recorder,( RW,R-R+). You Will Have To Finalize The Disk. Finalizing is Necessary When Playing On Any Equipment Other Than This Recorder.Even IF Your Other DVD Equipment IS ( VR ) Format Compatible You Still Need To Finalize The Disk. After Finalizing,You Cannot Edit or Record on The Disk,Make Sure It's In Video Mode.

Aug 11, 2011 | Sony RDR-GX300 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

About 5 years ago I transfered some vhs tapes to dvd using a go video vr 3840. I did not finalize the dvd's. I need to buy another vr 3840 to finalize the dvd's. Where can I find one to buy?

You should not need another '3840 to finalize the disks. Finalization just ends the index, makes writing back to the disk near impossible. You should be able to finalize / close the disk using a dvd authoring program (Nero, CD BurnerXP, etc).

The catch may be that the disks that you created are formatted as DVD video, closing a video disk may not be the same.

Another possibility is to use an authoring program (like the above) to copy your un-finalized disks to fresh media, and specify the disks to be finalized (or closed) when completed. I would try this first, the only thing to lose is time, and a disk. Oh, and about 4.7GB of hard disk space to create the image if you only have 1 DVD drive.

Jun 29, 2010 | GoVideo Go Video VR3840 DVD Recorder/VCR

2 Answers

It says "Disk error" on any disk. It won't read disk

turn off and, unplug your DVD recorder remove the six screws holding on the top tilt the back of the top up disengage the front of the top and set it aside look for a small laser tag this will point to a 1/4 inch glass lense this is the laser taking rubbing alcohol on a q-tip gently clean the lense with a twirling circular motion

Apr 28, 2009 | RCA DRC8300N DVD Recorder/VCR

1 Answer

Dvd recorder

Hi Nickstart, start checking if the problem is related with the kind of Disk and test on different brands, disk types.
Even if a recorder is supposed to work fine on both +R, -R etc. , often you find out, that due to error correction methor, a device worksd well on one or the other type.

Your DVD supports the following DVDs -R, -RW, -RAM, all -R disks are supported both on 3'' and 5''.
On +R it just writes regular DVD +R, DVD +RW and mini DVD +R are not listed in DVD specs, therefore are not supported on writing.
When your unit records DVD +R it changes the format to DVD-V, The usint does not support DVD+RV.

I assume it works better with -R

I often get troubles with many DVD low price brands, try testing some good ones like Verbatim, TDK, Sony , Philips etc.

See also the manual here, at page 6 and 7 it also says: "Play may be impossible on some DVD-RW (DVD Video Recording format), +RW, CD-R or CD-RW discs due to the condition of the

Hope this had been helpful, test both a good brand DVD-R and a Good brand DVD+R.
If it still has problems when finalizing the CD, then it can be the usual lens problem, Or the DVD you are writing is too big in size and your player has problem on the final phase of DVD writing. If Data nearly takes all the 4.7 Gb allowed, there won't be enough space to finalize the DVD.

Sep 08, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-ES40V DVD-Video Recorder

1 Answer

Panasonic DVD Recorder

We need to narrow down where the problem lies. Even without finalizing the disc, you should be able to play back the recording. Can you do this? If you can play back the recording, the problem exists in the finalization stage and we'll need to concentrate there. Pplease update this and we'll proceed to the next step.


Sep 07, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-ES40V DVD-Video Recorder

1 Answer

Can't Finalize Disk after recording

Your problem may be media related.This firmware upgrade has
helped me and others with similiar issues.

Be sure to read the instructions.If you don't know understand the
instructions,don't try it.You may make your recorder unusable.

Apr 03, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-E55 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Play Back

Some DVD players can't read -R & -RW disks. When you finalize make sure it is in Video mode not VR mode so the recorded disk will be able to work in most other DVD players. Also some DVD players only read recorded disks rated up to 1x, 4x, 8x, 16x, or a combination of these speeds.

Nov 13, 2007 | Emerson EWR10D4 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Finalization of Disks

Failing to Finalize and thus making the DVD 'playable' on other DVD Players is most often caused by the media (your blank disk), not the Recorder. Trying another disk, from the same 'stack' or manufacturer will often have the same result. But, it is a 'hit and miss' situation. As you have the recording on the hard drive it can be worth your while connecting another basic DVD Recorder to input the material to a disk in that recorder. Sounds silly perhaps, but I have actually done this - and had the disk finalized in the second unit.

Oct 24, 2007 | JVC SR-MV40 DVD Recorder/VCR

4 Answers

Dawoo DVD Player showing No Disk error

you have dirty lens, try to cleaning with 100% cotton buds. or you have damage laser eye, or broken flex ribbon wire, but first you have to do is to cleaning the lens with cotton buds.. if not reading after you clean the lens! change the laser eye and flex ribbon wire.

Aug 31, 2007 | Daewoo DVDS151 DVD Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
DVD & Blu-Ray Players Logo

Related Topics:

715 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top DVD & Blu-Ray Players Experts


Level 3 Expert

94039 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66518 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a DVD and Blu-Ray Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides