|Take this to a good Professional photo lab. Downtown labs normally have all sorts of video devices that may help.|
The DVD may be viewable in a normal PC. Might have to download Video Lan Client VLC to see it
I would not finalize it. It may make it worse.
Be sure the disk is clean of dust and be sure not to scratch the top layer. Keep out of sunlight..
After a few years of marriage you will learn to tell your husband to do it. When he fails you can just hold it over his head. He will get used to it.
"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10