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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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Re: Mini-DVD playback

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

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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?

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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Take the piece of trash back to the store. the reviews on this device are HORRIBLE

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

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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

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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I have the same problem but mine doesnt have HD its just regular High quality I have 2 mini DV discs that they have data and I can watch it in the camcorder but 3 different computers said they are blank....

you're camcorder is capable of playing the recorded videos but in order for you to play the videos using a computer,dvd player etc, you have to finalize it from the camcorder first. -finalize the disc first in your camcorder.

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Mini-DVD playback here is the manual look on page 62 for playback on a pc. you need a dvdrom drive. if you have one make sure you have software like windows media player 10 or 11, or powerdvd to play the movie. as for editing the video is a little bit more tricky. you are going to have to "rip" the video and then combine it in a program like windows movie maker with the other dvd that has been ripped too. when you are done editing in windows movie maker just choose avi or dvd type.

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Make sure that MiniDVD has been finalized in camcorder then it can be playback in any other DVD Player.
Finalize option would be available in camcorder dvd setup menu, select it to finalize recorded mini dvd disc, please note UnFinalized mini dvd disc will only playback in camcorder because of its raw data and Finalization will validate this raw data so other dvd players will recognize this mini dvd disc for playback.
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Please finalize mini dvd disc if its full or when recording is finished.
Without finalization dvd will not be playback anywhere except camera.
DVD Finalize option is available in camcorder Menu.

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Your computer probably wont read the disc, you may need to upload it. If you don't know how to do that I'd be happy to explain. Hope that helps.

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Mini-DVD playback

two things:

1) connect the camcorder to your computer using a USB cable and play it through that, by the way, what computer is it?

2) you can finalize without the ac adapter - its a built in safeguard to ensure that there is enough power to allow finalization to complete

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Hi, Initially I had the same problem with the finalization process. But then i took off the battery pack and connected to the mains and immediately when i switched on the camcorder again, the ' Finalize ' button was highlighted i.e enabled. I continued with the finalization process and everything was fine. Was able to playback the mini dvd on a very cheap dvd player and also on a computer.

Also be sure to put the camcorder on play mode by sliding down the switch button to mode. You immediately notice that a little green button near play will light up

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My LED screen got damaged, and I don't know how to finalize a mini disc in order to playback on computer and transfer to DVD. Can you tell me how to finalize the DVD-RW disc so I can play it back??

My LED is damaged too...don't know how it happened, but..if you hook your handycam to your TV - you can see the LED on the TV and know where to press on the LED to finalize.

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I had a similar issue at first... needed to ensure that I had the Sony Picture Motion Browser Software downloaded to the system and then it was ok.


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Mini-DVD playback

You can use Windows media and this has worked for me.

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