Guys & Gals,
I had an old DVD player /recorder before I built my HTPC. I had burned a bunch of TV programs to DVDs that I did not know were not â€˜finalized.â€™ No message ever appeared asking me to finalize the disks, and it didnâ€™t occur to me that they needed to be since I only used CD-R disks.
I discovered the issue after the player/recorder died. When I try to play those DVDs on my XP Media Center HTPC it doesnâ€™t even â€˜see them.â€™
I learned that I can copy the material from those DVDs to my hard disk and then burn the image to a DVD, which â€˜finalizesâ€™ the disk in the process. OK. So, I did that and now I can play that DVD on the computer that burned it using Nero Showtime. Good!
But I still canâ€™t play the DVD on my Media Center HTPC. Do I have any other option other than installing Nero on my HTPC and using Nero Showtime to play it? Or can I somehow â€˜translateâ€™ the info so that Media Center can play it directly?
Thanks, I tried to explain it as briefly as I could.