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Why does the DVD play only on the laptop and not my DVD player?

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Why does the DVD, that I burned, play only on the laptop and not my DVD player for my television? What file type is playable on most Home DVD players? And how do I go about changing those files types?

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I believe that you need to finalize them. That is in a multi-session format it needs to be closed called finalizing then no more can be written. When you finalize a special system file is appended at the end. Without it can only be viewed on PC. Could that possibly be the reason?

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You have to consult the manual of your DVD player to see what are the supported files and codecs. For PC, a simple video player can have support for a wide range of video and audio formats, but a physical device might be limited. Based on the information you find about your DVD player, create a DVD and make sure to use apps like Nero or Ashampoo to properly select the contents of that DVD.

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