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DVD will not finalize

I have a few DVD's that will start the process of finailizing. It seems to go through the process but after a minute the titles of the dvd appear on the screen as though it has completed the process.When you try to play in another dvd player it says disc error. I have tried to finalize the same DVD's a few other times but the process doesn't finish. Is there another way to finalize the discs? After copying from VHS tape to 16x Dvd+R, I go to finalize the disk and it states something like automatically setting menu: Then it just freezes up after the first 6 menu titles and will not finalize. Help.

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  • deweagles Dec 13, 2008

    After I have titled all selections I press "finalize". It asks me are you sure & I say "yes". It then says it is automatically setting menu. The screen shows 6 pics & menu titles & freezes up. I have to unplug from the wall as I can't even open the drawer or turm it off.



    I don't have a problem when I record the whole video, just when I divide it up.







  • hayes30 Dec 20, 2008

    Every time I tried to finalize a DVD that had more than 6 titles, the machine froze, the disk could not be ejected and it had to be unplugged to get it to work at all.

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