I would like to know the answer to a couple of questions. (1) Is there any way an unfinalised dvd-r disc created on a standalone dvd recorder can be played in a dvd rom drive (without having to finalise the disc). For example, is there any programs available which allow this to be done? (2) What does the process of finalising actually do to the unfinalised dvd-r disc? I would be grateful if anyone could answer these questions.