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Trying to use USB connection to capture footage from a sony handycam DCR-TRV250, having driver problem

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  • sax_d0ct0r Oct 14, 2008

    I have a DCR TRV250 camcorder and my laptop does not have a Firewire port, so I am left relying on the USB stream. However, Windows Vista does not support the USB stream. Any workarounds, other than switching operating systems, buying a new laptop or camera?

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    im trying to turn on the app but it says you need to connect to the camera wifi

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USB streaming does not work for Windows Vista. Use the firewire/ilink connection instead.

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