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Playing back footage on pc

Okay. i have a mini annoyance with my mini cam! My pc is a acer laptop. I wanna play what i recorded from cam on pc. can't get usb cable to be recognized. also, which program /icon do I use, NTI CD&DVD maker 7 or cyberlink power producer or windows media...I am clueless. Read directions but am still 'uneducated'! thanks for the help. oh and i have this disc - maxell dvd-r up to8x /4.7gb/2hrs sp mode will this work to record video onto? Also even though it says sp mode, i recorded using lp mode will that matter? is this what you'd call a re writable disc? do i have to have a disc to play my footage? this sure isn't like thegood ol' fashion vcr or cassete stuff! thanks again. Have a Hitachi DZ-GX5040E DVD Video Camera/Recorder. Cannot play back camera disc footage on my PC (Windows XP Pro version 2002). Camera has neither USB connection or 'driver'. Can only play footage on TV and record on video cassett.

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    Possible confusion due to the fact that my problem(the second paragraph) seems to have been presented attached to an unrelated problem - not mine. I realised this when I first viewed my submission and have subsequently re-submitted the second paragraph.

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Don't know u're cam, but usualy the camera haz to "close" the dvd sesion, so that the computer/dvd player .... to be able to play it ...

Ofecourse u can play the video on PC, using cd/dvd data recovery software, that accesses the data directly and not track based ... (that in the case that the dvd got damaged and the recorder can't finish it ...)

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mini DVs sometimes can't be access using usb interface, try to look if u have a firewire interface, be sure your laptop supports IEEE1394. power dvd is the best player for dvd files. -r means recordable, not rewritable (rw). if ur not familiar with video editing, you may not be able to burn it to disc, but you can play and watch everytime.

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