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I used ez record to copy a vhs tape to a DVD-R disk. at the end of the tape I pushed the open/close button but the disk did not finalize. We have had the unit for several years but I have never been able to figure out how to run it properly. How do I finalize the disk?

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In the DVD-VR357, you have to go to menu then scroll down to disk manager and there you'll find the option for finalizing the disk

Posted on Apr 05, 2010

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If you are using Nero, just put in your unfinalised dvd.
open nero and select the "Burn" tab from the options.
Now click on the "Finalise DVD" checkbox.
Now click on Burn, and it will finalise the dvd.
There is a corresponding Tab on most recording programs.
You really need to get another, better, burner than EZ. I nearly always use UltraISO, it has a built in burner, based on Nero, and just works. Another one is CopytoDVD... it is great.
Also I find it is better to NOT use those horrid re-recordable discs.

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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