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Cant open/view DVD-R videos on my PC

Like many others on this website, I have recorded videos onto a DVD-R disk but cannot view that disk when I insert it into my PC. I've tried multiple programs as well. I've read about 'finalizing' the disk but have not seen simple instructions on how to do this. Please advise. Thanks! i have recorded footage on my dvd-r disk and the finalize button is broke on my camcorder. I have tried to finalize on my pc but i cannot. I have a sony dvd-r/rw handy cam 120x zoom, 3.5 hybrid lcd. Please help!

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  • sai thiha Nov 28, 2008

    how can i open with my pc
    i took the video also into video tape
    i only can open memory stick
    but tape is i can't open
    so please help to me


  • carlo_pp2 Dec 21, 2008

    same here. i already sold my vdr m53, but i have lots of video recorded in dvd-r disks. i cannot open them in my computer, nor could play them in my dvd player...please help

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Hi, still pictures being in digital format would be downloadable to the computer straight from the camera. Video footages in tape is analog and cannot be dowloaded. You would need a video capture device. It is an interface device that sits between your tape player/camera and your computer. Normally would have a video input either in RCA (yellow) or S connector and provision to connector to your computer (USB, firewire). Also provision for audio (white/red) connection or straight to the line/aux input of your computer. You then have to run the accompanying software to capture the movie while it is playing in realtime in the camera. If the video footages are saved in a memory stick, flashcard or some other digital format, then it is directly readable/downloadable from the camera to your computer. Hope this be of some help. Regards.

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there should be a button on the inside of the view finder. just push that and follow instructions?

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try to put it on your dvd rom of computer and see if its working. if you can see the files on your computer, then burn it in nero sofware. so that i will watchable by your dvd player. hope that helps!


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This type of camera downloads video with a Firewire (Sony call this i.Link) connection. Some mini-DV and D8 cameras have a USB connection which is used for stills ONLY.

There is a Sony tutorial page for downloading video to computer at THIS LINK You will need to select Macintosh as the operating system (and press the Transfer to Mac button), then Mini-DV as the camera type, then select the type of connection. You are strongly recommended to use i.Link (which everyone else calls Firewire).

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