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Re: will not play on computer
Before you can transfer pictures or video from your Canon DC210 to your PC you need to finalise the disc in the camcorder.
also need to make sure that the DVD drive on your PC is capable of
reading a DVD-R, DVD-R DL or DVD-RW format as these are the only disk
formats that the DC210 will handle. Not all PC DVD drives can read
To finalise the disk you must have the power
adapter connected to the
camera, plugged into a wall socket and turned on. Then, switch on the
camera, put it into playback mode, Press 'Func.', select main
menu, select 'disk operations', select 'finalise'. Don't move or shake
the camera or switch it off whilst the finalising step is
underway - this could cause problems.
Once finalising is complete, put the disk into the PC.
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There is definitely a solution for this but you must use a computer to recover the information on that disc. It also depends on the software you are using to recover such information from the disc. My recommendation would be that you start by simply inserting your disc in the DVD Rom on the computer see what happens when you open My Computer on the Desktop then you click on the DVD rom icon to see if the DVD opens. If it opens it means the information on the disc can be read. so you click again on the folder that appears. If you have a media player installed then that media player will play back those video files. These files can then be transferred to the computer then authored by a computer software like Nero. There are many other programs that can do this job. Also such software can open sometimes such a disc if and when the windows operating system's My computer fails to open it.
Please check both of your CD type and CD writer. You may have CD rom with DVD disc cause your computer is unable read the this. If everything is OK, you may have optical lens problem on computer. Please clean the lens with lens cleaner. If problem persist, replace your lens with new one.
What DVD's are you using +R/RW -R/RW some formats may not work especially on non-branded media some DVD players wont even play CD-R but will play some CD-RW of the correct brand.
I suggest that you try your finalized DVD in your PC then create an image using ImageBurn then burn the image onto a branded media and try again. Most firmware on DVD burners are very forgiving and will support a wider range of manufacturers and formats.
Hope this helps, you might want to look on your DVD players website for updated firmware you will need a blank CD and create a update disc using your computer.
If your discs are rewritable, you could try putting your discs in your computer. Try opening the folders and try to open all the files. Some of the files may be your videos. If it opens your video player and plays your videos, wait until it plays everything to make sure that all your data were recorded in the disc. Copy everything in your computer and remove your disc. Try playing it again and if it works, then it's already ok. When you are planning to use it again, make sure that you format everything in the disc.
A Dual Layered (DVD-R DL) disc has two recording layers on the same side of the disc. No recording is made on the 'other' side of the disc.
Finalising the disc will finalise both layers. Most probably your computer DVD drive cannot read both layers of the DVD-R DL disc. DVD-R DL discs can only be played back on DVD devices that are compatible with dual layered discs.
Check your computer DVD drive spec to see whether it can read DL discs.