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Converted DVD won't play on Macbook

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by fishniw, May 15, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular


    I recently converted a few VHS tapes to DVD using a Samsung VHS/DVD combo deck found here

    But the finished product will not play on my Macbook (2.0ghz unibody) or my Sony DVD player. Is there anything I can do about that?

    Edit: When i put it into my macbook it reads as blank disc but the Samsung it was converted on will read it fine
  2. Guest


    Have you finalized the DVD?

    A DVD needs to be finalized, meaning no more data (video, ...) can be written to it and a Table of contents will be created, so that DVD players know, where to look for the DVD Menu and the DVD video.
  3. macrumors regular

    ah, I didn't think of that. I figured it auto finalized but i'll double check. thanks

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