View Full Version : any way to finalize a VHS>>DVD converter dvd?

2009-03-04, 11:06 PM
do not have access to the Samsung VHS>>DVD recorder, have a converted disc, don't know what's on it. Is there anyway, without the recorder, to finalize the disc? I for some reason didn't finalize the one disc.


2009-03-05, 05:32 AM
I think the disk should play anyway.. See what happens when you put it in your PC / Mac or what ever. I copy to a recorder using a RW and never finalize. I bring the disk to authoring software on my PC... then reuse the disk.. Once its finalized thats it for that disk...

2009-03-05, 06:36 AM
You may need to extract what's on it with something like ISOBuster. http://www.smart-projects.net/cdrecovery.php The free, trial version may or may not work. Once you extract the files, reburn it to a new disc.

2009-03-06, 08:21 PM
Thanks for your replies, I'll give it a shot & won't finalize in the future to save some discs. :)

2009-03-07, 05:15 PM
+RW's do not require finalizing, -RW's do. Both +/- RW's can be used over and over if you erase what's on them. I use both formats and know that finalizing a -RW isn't the end of it's life. Just erase it with your burning software. If you need a reliable burning app, download ImgBurn.