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VHS TO CD NOT COMPATIBLE

COPIED VHS TO CD AND THEY WILL ONLY PLAY IN THE PLAYER i RECORDED IT ON ** I CAN'T PLAY THE CD'S ON ANY OTHER PLAYER

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  • TQUATRINI Mar 10, 2008

    I burned the VHS tape on to CD -RW disks.

    I did finalize the disks and I was hoping there was some reader I could use to move the data off the cd's on to a more compatible format that I could play the disks on other players..

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Do you mean DVD or CD. Some DVD players won't play CD Videos.
If it's on a DVD then maybe you need to finalize the disk.
That means ** further recording on that disk but it will be more compatible with other players.

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