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Cant open/view DVD-R videos on my PC

Like many others on this website, I have recorded videos onto a DVD-R disk but cannot view that disk when I insert it into my PC. I've tried multiple programs as well. I've read about 'finalizing' the disk but have not seen simple instructions on how to do this. Please advise. Thanks!

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  • mjsmomx2 Aug 09, 2008

    i tried to follow this but it won t let me finalize. it keeps saying to plug into an ac adapter/charger

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There should be a button on the inside of the view finder. just push that and follow instructions?

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I have the same problem, when i finalize the disc, it asked me to use AC adapter/charger

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You must finalize the disc on the camcorder first

Posted on Mar 02, 2010

I'm havind the same problem, i want to watch little man :(

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

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