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I can't see the dvds into any dvd player

No DVD player accept my minis dvd's. Is that a problem with the camera o the dvd's.

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  • Flutterby101 Jan 03, 2008

    The model number for my camcorder is VP-DC171i, I can't seem to find the model anywhere on your website or on the internet, looking at the image, this seems to be the closest to the one I have. I do have the same problem as Lizannette, I can't play my dvd's from either my PC or DVD player, they either don't recognize the disk or recognize it as a blank CD. I have tried downloading programs to play the dvd but nothing seems to be working, please help!!!

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Most DVD players can't play DVD-R or DVD-RW unless it's finalized (if you record to DVD+RW, it may work ok, but fewer DVD players work right with RW format discs).

Obviously, you need to ensure you are actually writing to the DVD (eg, will they play back on the camcorder). You should see if there's a menu for finalizing the DVDs, that might do it. There are occasionally problems with finalizing discs on some of these DVD camcorders... these discs may not be readable on any DVD player, but might still work in a PC.

The other problem is that some camcoders record in DVD-VR format, which is a special "easily edited" format for DVD camcorders only... regular DVD players don't usually support this (well, some new ones might... this is one of those "evolving standard" issues). You'll probably need a PC to read the disc, edit, convert to a conventional DVD, etc. if you're using this format. 

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