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Can't finalise dvd containing AVI movies copied from USB

It will only allow me finalise DVD containing recordings from TV. Therefore DVD won't play in any other machine unless finalised
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I would use your PC to finalize discs containing AVI files. There just isn't a way to do it from the Philips. I personally use Dr. Divx, but there are many programs out there that will do this.

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I have wasted 4 hours with 1 of your so called (experts) i want answers not excuses


Don't know if I can help or not, but this what I do.
I've downloaded the DIVx player and converter software (free) to my computer. I can download mpeg, avi movies, etc, and convert them to DIVx format if I need to. The DIVx player has a 'burn' feature that is fast and burns them in a DIVx format. My old DVD Recorder will not play DIVx format but my 'cheap' Phillips will. I just keep it hooked up to my old DVD recorder through the front RCA input jacks. When I want to play a DIVx movie and watch it on the TV, I use the cheap Phillips player. I have to change the input on my old DVD Recorder to 'Front Input. I usually record the movie on a DVD R in my DVD Recorder while I'm watching it if I want to keep a copy to play later on the DVD Recorder. Most of the time, I burn the movies to RW DVD and erase them later.

I don't remember the web site for the DIVx players and converters, but you should be able to find it with a search.

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