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My computer will not read my camcorder,

I am using the correct usb cord and everything is turned on correctly, however my computer will not read my camcorder. IT is a Sony CCD-TRV608 NTSC, I have tried hooking it up to three different computers, and nothing. The program I am trying to use is Roxio Easy Media Creator 9, and also I have tried Windows media player. While going through the online manual, I have realized I do not have the disc that came with the camera, does this make a difference? Or is it the analog/ digital thing, is there a download online? Thanks so much.

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    sidhaleysmom Jul 11, 2008

    Thanks so much!!! I am downloading the driver now, but it says "Does not support USB streaming, " My camera says usb streaming, what does this mean! Thanks again!!!

  • sidhaleysmom
    sidhaleysmom Jul 12, 2008

    I downloaded the drivers, but still no luck, I am oging today to get a high speed usb video grabber,This seem sto be what I need, I have tried EVERYTHING on every computer I can.

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If you are using a vista computer here is your solution.

This is the only solution that I have found that really works. The only problem is you need access to a computer running XP. On the Sony website they have drivers for XP. The XP drivers work for Vista, but vista will not let you install them normally. So on an XP computer goto the sony website and download the xp drivers and install them on the xp computer. Then all you need to do is go into your C: drive and there will be a folder called "Drivers" in that folder you will see the sony usb folder. Just copy it, onto a disc or thumb drive. then copy the folder to your vista computer. You can put it anywhere, I jsut put it on the desktop for easy access. Then plug in your usb cable for the camcorder, let it try to install, then it will give you an option to sellect the files yourself, browse to the folder you coppied onto your desktop and Viola, Vista will find the drivers and install them. you now can use the usb connection on your camcorder.

if you are having a hard time finding the files, email me and I will send them to you.

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I have a canon dc220 mini dvd camcorder and my ps doesnt see it thru usb.Am using my daughters mp3 cord??

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  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jul 12, 2008

    It probably means you cant play videos off the usb port but you can copy from camcorder to hard drive.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jul 12, 2008

    How is the camera connected?

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jul 12, 2008

    Is this connected to a Vista computer?


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