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Sony hdd I have a sony hdd which when I was in Kl malaysia I had sony style put my 7 hours of video on dvd I come home and cannot open the files what do i do? I have a new pc best regards Laurie patmore

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Re: sony hdd

The problem may be that the software on your new computer cannot play the video files.

  1. If you can tell me your operating system (windows XP or Vista?) 
  2. the type of DVD videos you have?
  3. exactly how you made the DVDs - type of computer, software you used (sony style?) or did you use a standalone dvd recorder recording from the TV? 
You can try downloading this free video player, which plays many types of video:

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