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Unable to download video from 8cm disc to PC

Hi, hope someone can help!

I bought this 6 months ago. I can record video, playback via the TV and PC but am unable to download to my PC hard drive (running Windows XP Home). I get a message saying "blank disc". The discs are DVD-RW version 1.1 2x speed.

Thanks very much
Fergus

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  • Fungle Dec 09, 2007

    The camcorder is a Panasonic VDR D160 EB.

  • Fungle Dec 10, 2007

    I get a screen displaying a folder of 'VIDEO_TS' and if I click on that I get a screen displaying a few 'quicktime' links which allow me to view a small portion of the video, but mostly there are links of a unknown program.



    It was my mistakes of saying that it is a blank disc-it does that on my apple.



    Thanks, Fergus

  • Fungle Dec 10, 2007

    Thanks very much that was really useful.



    First of all, yes DVDs do play when I put them into the PC.



    Secondly, yes I did finalise the discs.



    I haven't tried it with a DVD-R but if it won't allow me to transfer the information then I might not bother. Can you suggest suitable software that will allow me to transfer my videos with windows XP.



    Thanks very much for your help.

    Fergus

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Before I even finish reading what you re saying in your post I kinda got exactly what your asking. For a simple answer to what you need is Nero 8. Your using software in a non simple format that alot of DVD players cannoy read and only PC's can read. You need Nero 8 and follow the instruction on making a DVD data and then it should work in your DVD player.
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Can I ask what software is giving you this message?

Try this, insert your disk, double click on My Computer, then right click on your DVD drive and select Open. Do you see anything at all?

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  • ohiotom Dec 10, 2007

    The VIDEO_TS folder is a folder that's created when you make a playable DVD.



    Do you have DVD software on your PC? When you put other DVD's (like movies you've purchased) in the PC do they play?



    The other question I have is did you "finalize" the disc in your camcorder? I think you must have because I don't think they would play on the TV/DVD player if you didn't but I thought it was worth asking.



    If neither of these suggestions help, you might try a DVD-R instead of a DVD-RW just to see what happens.



    Also, all of this will just allow you to watch the DVD on your PC, it will not allow you to transfer the video to your computer. For that you will need some other software.



    Let me know what you find.

  • ohiotom Dec 10, 2007

    Hello again. Here's a link where you can find directions on how to "rip" a DVD to a file on your computer.



    http://www.wikihow.com/Rip-a-DVD-to-an-A...



    It also has links to free software to do this. Let me tell you though, that it's not a simple process. There are probably software packages you can buy that will make this easier, but I've not used them.



    Since you can see the VIDEO_TS directory and the files contained in it, I don't understand why you're DVD player software is not autostarting with this disk. Have you tried putting the disk in the computer and manually starting the DVD software? I'd be interested to hear if that works.



    If what you really want to do is turn the DVD into a file you can play on your computer, let me know, and I'll look around to see if there is a better solution than the one I suggested above.

  • ohiotom Dec 10, 2007

    One more thing I should mention. When you rip DVD's it can take a very long time. I mean hours...don't be surprised.

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