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Mini-DVD playback My computer doesn't read my mini-discs. I've finalized and I can play them in my regular dvd player, but not my computer. I've tried in both the D and E drives, and the little grooves are there to hold the mini-dvd. What software can I download on the internet to enable my computer to read my mini-discs? (I am using the Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder.) my discs will not play on my computer

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  • Photolm Dec 23, 2007

    I am having the same problem. I have taken a Video and now I can not down load it to my PC. My Canon DC210 did not come with any software.

    Can you help me?

  • tkjr Dec 29, 2007

    I have XP Pro and a Sony DVD Multi recorder/Player and it reads the disc as empty. ?????? Same problems as everyone else.

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2008

    cannot play dvd on computer, no software.

  • victaylor Mar 12, 2008

    I have the canon dvd dc210 and lost the owner manuel. I can't figure out how to finalize so I can play on my dvd player or my computer. also I can't find where I plug in the plug so I can hook it up to my tv and play the movie off my camcorder to my t.v.

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Most commercial computers now a days are built with the least expensive components to get the job done. this includes the dvd player/burners that they come with. they will usually only play commercial dvds or a specific type of dvd such as DVD-R,DVD+R,DVD-RW,DVD+RW or DVD-ROM. i do alot of burning and the first i do when i get a new computer is to replace the video card for gaming and install an aftermarket burner that will read and burn multiple formats. oh ya, and make sure the disc is finalized.

Posted on Mar 23, 2008


I have xp and mine plays back, but i don't know what to do with it now, can i save it to my computer and edit it?

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i have the same problem.... i have finalized the dvd rw from my Canon DC310. And what i want to do, add transitions and text to my finished video. So i downloaded the trial version of SONY Vegas Movie Studio 8. But my computer wont read my disk =(

So, does it mean i need to get a new computer? lol

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