Technodoofus..how to play DVD-RW on laptop [Closed]

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Hello,


Huge apologies for being ignorant but I recently had my 30th birthday where my dad sang some of my favourite songs and a friend recorded it on a video recorder using a DVD-RW disc.

My brother is in SA and I would love to be able to upload the video to the internet so he can watch it - however, when I put the disc into my laptop it doesn't play (says 'please insert disc'), and I am worried to 'keep' trying incase I damage the disc.

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated - I am sorry if this is a stupid question.

Thank you so much.

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It's possible that your friend did not "finalize" the DVD recording. I would check with him/her to see if they have had similar problems before. They might be able to reinsert the disk and finalize it.

DVD-RW disks can also have compatibility problems with some DVD drives. Is it possible to try the disk on another computer?

Good Luck