Hi TheGold and welcome to cdfreaks.
As wobble suggested you definitely need to check on whether the disc is “finalized” or not. When Fab said finished, the disc [B]should[/B] have been finalized. Most utilities report this as “closed”. Put the disc in your burner and open Nero CD-DVD Speed, it’ll display this info under the disc info tab. (If you don’t have nero cd speed just click on the link… )
It sounds like you’re using the same RW disc over and over. You may have reached the end of it’s useful life for recording flicks. The fact that it’s playing in your burner and not your player may be the first signs of:
“I’m really old and tired”…
Try another disc.