I'm about to copy some family videos onto a dvd-r, but I'm not sure how and if I need to finalise the disc. I'll be burning the disc on my laptop with the ashampoo burning studio which was a free download. I've practised on a dvd rw and it turned out fine. When the disc was finished, it said disc ready and it was ejected from the laptop, but I didn't see any message that the disc had finalised. If the disc has ejected does this mean it has automatically finalised. I'm thinking if it hasn't finalised then anything on the disc will not stay there that long. Thanks.