I have a Telefunken TDR218 DVD recorder. I have recorded many DVD's
but they won't play on any other DVD player or my computer. I learnt
recently that I need to finalise them and that there should be a
finalise button somewhere, but from what I can see there isn't such an
option on my DVD recorder.
How do I finalise these DVD's on my DVD recorder? Or can I do it on my computer somehow?
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Re: How to finalise on my DVD recorder?
You will need to finalize them with the dvd recorder, it may also refer to it as closing the disk, it may be a button on the remote but more than likely it will be an option in a menu.....I can't seem to find a manual for it right now, If you have one you may want to read through it , thats how I found out how to finalize dvds with my philips. I'll try looking for a manual again later but right now I have to go to work so I'll get back to you on this.
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If you can't find someone with the same recorder you could try putting the DVD into a computer DVD drive. It might be possible to get the video files off the DVD. DVD files are called VOB. You can get free software that will play them. It might even rip the files from the disc for you. You can then transfer them to a DVD disc using the computer.
Depending on the format of the DVDs you record, some may not be compatible for playback on other DVD players, even if you FINALISE the disc in this recorder before playing it anywhere else. Assuming you are using the correct DVD format (for example, DVD-R), did you finalise the disc in this recorder after transferring your tape? if not, that would be the reason why the DVD won't play in another machine (I am also assuming you have everything set up correctly to enable smooth transferring - picture, sound, etc.).
Most modern DVD players recognise various disc formats (+R/-R/-R DL etc) but all of these must be finalised in the appropriate drive prior to make playback anywhere else possible. There should be a menu option or similar on this model recorder which would allow you to finalise the recording - you should only do this if you are completely happy with what you recorded, and it turned out OK. Until you finalise the recorded disc it will not work anywhere else but the deck it was written in.
I hope there is no major issue with the deck in this unit which would prevent you from finalising your discs - and achieving some success with playback in other units. The last thing anyone would want is a batch of drink coasters.
before the disc will play on other players, you need to "finalise" the disc. Finalisation ensures compatibility with other devices. Go into the "Setup" menu, and look for "Disk Manager", there will be a finalise option. select the option, and after approx. 3mins the disc will play on other players.
All dvds recorded on a diffrent player have to be finalised before they will play on a diffrent machine I think that you should find the finalise command in your menu ... hope this helps Reagrds Vortash
Press the menu button on your remote - go to finalize disc - follow instructions. Note that VR discs can be played with many if not most DVD-players without finalizing. In fact I have had problems finalizing and unfinalizing discs back and forth. If the disc manager displays only unfinalize disc, the disc is already finalized.