Playing dvd's on computer

  donbeatty 26 May 11
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I have many dvd-rw's which were recorded from tv. When I try to play them on my windows 7 computer they show as empty. What do I need to do to get them to play?

  mymate 26 May 11

Try them on another Dvd player.

  donbeatty 26 May 11

Thanks, but they work fine on my dvd player/recorder.

  hastelloy 26 May 11

If they play OK on the machine which recorded them but not anywhere else they probably need finalising. You should be able to do this on the DVD recorder.

  eedcam 26 May 11

As said finalising that is if you made a dvd video looks as if you made a dvd VR which is not the same

  donbeatty 28 May 11

Thanks marvin42,that does the trick. However,if anyone else has this problem then be aware that finalising a disc makes it playback only. You can make the disc recordable again by reformatting it on your recorder,but reformatting wipes the disc clean so you will lose all of your recordings PERMANENTLY. Thanks again marvin42.

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