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Why won't the DVD play on my computer? Help, please?

I just bought the Panasonic DVD-RAM re-writeable disc and recorded stuff onto it. The disc plays fine in the DVR but when I put it into my computer, there are no files. Help?

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Put it back in the recorder you made it with and make sure it is finalized. Also make sure your DVD drive in your computer is compatable with that format.

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I don't know what gear you are using or exactly what you want to do, but I assume you want to put some of your old video vhs tapes or something you have borrowed, on to your computer.

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