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Dvd does not recognize disk made by a TV DVD burner

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January 20, 2013 4:56:18 PM

My ASUS laptop (Matsushita DVD-RW) does not recognize disks burned on a Zenith DVD/VCR.
DVDs from other sources play back just fine, so the DVD itself seems ok. Software issue???
a b D Laptop
a c 79 G Storage
January 20, 2013 7:16:18 PM

The discs may need to be "finalized" whilst they are in the Zenith recorder.
Put each disc back into the Zenith, then use the menu system to find "Finalize Disc".

Finalising a disc is necessary to allow playback of video content on a device other than the device that the video recording was made on.
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January 27, 2013 12:42:11 PM

I am 99% sure that the disk was finalized on the zenith.
The key thing is that the disk DOES play on my son's Alienware laptop.
It is not even recognized by the drive on my ASUS laptop or another Dell desktop.
All machines are set for Region 1 (USA).
I can't figure out what magic mojo the Alien has.
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February 6, 2013 12:53:39 PM

phil22 said:
The discs may need to be "finalized" whilst they are in the Zenith recorder.
Put each disc back into the Zenith, then use the menu system to find "Finalize Disc".

Finalising a disc is necessary to allow playback of video content on a device other than the device that the video recording was made on.



Phil,
I am 99% sure that the disk was finalized on the zenith.
The key thing is that the disk DOES play on my son's Alienware laptop.
It is not even recognized by the drive on my ASUS laptop or another Dell desktop.
All machines are set for Region 1 (USA).
I can't figure out what magic mojo the Alien has.
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a b x TV
a b D Laptop
a c 900 G Storage
February 6, 2013 11:58:12 PM

is the dvd a +r variant? or maybe a dvd-ram?
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February 15, 2013 2:21:49 PM

popatim said:
is the dvd a +r variant? or maybe a dvd-ram?


The disk is a DVD-R 8X.
It play fine on an Alienware laptop with DVD+-RW drive but it is not even recognized on a ASUS laptop that has a Matshita DVD-RAM drive. I think you may be on to something. But I could swear that I "finalized" the disk when I burned it.
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