Converted DVD won't play on Macbook

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

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2008

    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


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    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. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2008
    ah, I didn't think of that. I figured it auto finalized but i'll double check. thanks

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