Cant read my dvd on other players!



i have the RD-XS27KE-dvd-recorder. if write HDD->DVD, cant play it on other players or even on computer. sombody has an idea?
thanks a lot…
feras abbadi


A common problem with dvds created with a dvd recorder is that you must “finalize” the dvd in order for it to play on other players. Look in your owner’s manual for instructions on how to finalize the dvds.


That DVD’s recorded on a DVD recorder “need to be finalized” before they will play on any other machine isn’t necissarily true.

It IS true of the recording is done on a DVD-R/RW disc, but NOT TRUE if the recording was done on a DVD+R or +RW disc.

+R/RW don’t require finalization.

But as a side note I have an RCA DVD-Recorder that won’t play back discs that were recorded on that specific recorder if the disc is removed from the recorder or even if the disc tray is opened or closed.

However thos discs play fine with VLC on my desktop computer.



I have a Magnavox combo recorder & a Magnavox DVD recorder that I can exchange DVDs back & forth without finalizing.That includes - RWs. I haven’t tried with a -R because I rarely use -R to record from a standalone.
Both Magnavoxs are actually Funai. My SV2000 combo is also made by Funai but I can’t exchange a disc to it without finalizing it.


[I]Do DVD+RW discs need to be finalized?
No. Everytime a DVD+RW disc is ejected, either from a DVD+R/+RW drive in a PC or from a DVD+R/+RW video recorder, it automatically contains the needed information for the disc to be read in a normal DVD-Video player or DVD-ROM drive. There’s no need to perform a time-consuming “finalisation” process on the disc, as is required for all other rewritable DVD formats, and for CD-RW. Likewise, there is no such thing as “unfinalizing” a DVD+RW disc: you can always make modifications or add new contents to a disc without performing some special procedure in advance.

Do DVD+R discs need to be finalized?
Yes. In order for a DVD+R disc to be read in a DVD-Video player or on a computer’s DVD-ROM drive, it needs to be “finalized”. When the disc is finalized, its final Table Of Contents will be written on the location of the disc where a normal DVD player will look for it, and you can no longer add new material to it. Finalization can be done on a DVD+R/+RW video recorder by applying the “Finalization” option on the recorder’s on screen menus (see manual). On a PC that uses some form of packet-writing software, you need to select some “close” or “finalize” option from the program’s menu to make the disc compatible. When you write a full disc using a DVD authoring package or a copy tool, finalization is usually automatically applied. Note that finalization is not required for reading the disc in a DVD+R/+RW video recorder or a DVD+R/+RW drive. You can add new video segments or data at various time intervals as long as the disc is not finalized. Be aware of the fact that finalization does not exist for DVD+RW: a DVD+RW disc is always immediately DVD compatible. [/I]

From the FAQ at the


Kerry56, u r just wonderfull, also the trademark or the DVD is also important-found in manual guide.
thanks a lot