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How do I finalize a DVD-R when the recorder has broken?

by Emrodrig / August 25, 2011 4:42 AM PDT

I have a broken Panasonic DMR-ES20 that I recorded several DVD-R on but never finalized. Now I can't play these disc on another machine. How do I finalize when the original recorder has broken. The cost of repair is much more than the DMR-ES20 is worth.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2011 5:53 AM PDT

But do try reading it with ISOBUSTER (see google.)

Others have had luck with that.

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reply to R. PROFFITT
by Emrodrig / August 25, 2011 6:40 AM PDT

I heard that a free version of NERO can do the job. I tried that but got no where cause I'm not that computer savvy. I only need to finalize 2 disc. Already purchased a new TOSHIBA DR570KU dvd recorder. Is there an easy to use software to simply finalize these two disc?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2011 6:44 AM PDT
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I've seen this before and when folk finalize it with PC software (no matter which title) it has always resulted in the total loss of the content.

Folk have reported success with ISOBUSTER.

But it's your media, your choice.

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finalize dvd-r disc
by Emrodrig / August 25, 2011 12:27 PM PDT
In reply to: Again. DON'T DO THAT.

Bob, I might as well kiss the two disc goodbye because I tried finalize both disc and niether of them worked. Oh well, live and learn. Thank you for trying to help. It is very much appreciated. Emrodrig

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It's worth one last try.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2011 1:35 PM PDT
In reply to: finalize dvd-r disc

Go find ISOBUSTER and try anyway.

I think the folks at have some ideas but so far folk have avoided this with the title I noted.

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