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Unable to read dvd-rw from sony camcorder - wants to format

My computer can't read any dvd-rw from a sony camcorder that i recorded recently. When i plug it back into the camcorder, i can play it onto my TV, but when i put it in my computer, it doesn't understand the format and wants me to format the drive. Running windows XP SP3

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I had a similar issue. I could not read the camcorder dvd drive (sony hdr ux5) from my computer. I even tried several different computers, it reads the drive but cannot recognize the format. I made sure the disk was finalized, but did not help. Then I found the this article http://forum.videohelp.com/topic351360.html which suggested I down load CDRoller which I did (14 day trial version), finally I could read the drive on the camcorder dvd drive. Hope this helps you, if you have not fixed it already.

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Did you finalize the DVD in while it was still inside the Camcorder? If it is not finalized through the camcorder, then your PC may not know how to read it.

Put the DVD back into your camcorder, and finalize the DVD, then try it in your PC.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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