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DVD driver and handycam dvds

I am trying to download home movies from our Sony Handycam. The DVD drive reads normal CDs and DVDs fine, but when I put in a DVD-R or RW from our Sony Handycam the DVD player won't read them. Any suggestions?

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Re: DVD driver and handycam dvds

None at all - the DVD player has a chipset that is incompatible with that type of disk.
Check the player manual for the disk types it can handle

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