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Playing back footage on pc

Okay. i have a mini annoyance with my mini cam! My pc is a acer laptop. I wanna play what i recorded from cam on pc. can't get usb cable to be recognized. also, which program /icon do I use, NTI CD&DVD maker 7 or cyberlink power producer or windows media...I am clueless. Read directions but am still 'uneducated'! thanks for the help. oh and i have this disc - maxell dvd-r up to8x /4.7gb/2hrs sp mode will this work to record video onto? Also even though it says sp mode, i recorded using lp mode will that matter? is this what you'd call a re writable disc? do i have to have a disc to play my footage? this sure isn't like thegood ol' fashion vcr or cassete stuff! thanks again.

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Mini DVs sometimes can't be access using usb interface, try to look if u have a firewire interface, be sure your laptop supports IEEE1394. power dvd is the best player for dvd files. -r means recordable, not rewritable (rw). if ur not familiar with video editing, you may not be able to burn it to disc, but you can play and watch everytime.

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