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Some discs play, some don't on my Sony RDR-VX521. I usually get a "This disc cannot be played or recorded" message after it tries to 'load' for some time. It isn't just burned DVDs this happens with, and all the DVDs are in good shape - no warping, scratches, etc. Help!

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Have you finalised the dvd disc in the machine ? you must finalise all dvds before playing them in other machines.

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Computer Burned discs are a grey area for some players[different firmware/chipsets] There is a list on the web of players and what they will play a Google/Yahoo will reveal. Also checkout the manual that came with the player.

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This is because when you burn a DVD and want to use it on another unit you have to finalize it. Especially from another device such as your computer. You should have the option on your computer to finalize or make disc compatible.

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