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By mistake I bought a dvd rw disc instead of dvd-rw disc and recorded a holiday video on my camcorder with it. I usually then upload the contents of the dvd onto my hard drive (Pioneer) and then download it again onto its own disc so I can delete the original content from the dvd and use it again. This works perfectly well with the dvd-rw but with the dvd rw, although I can watch this on the television, I cannot copy it onto the hard drive. I tried uploading it onto my computer (which I managed to do) but it still will not download onto another disc.

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Try uploading to your PC then converting it to AVI this keeps quality of video. Then if you want to download to a disk use Nero to convert it to VOB (DVD format) and burn off. You can also use Nero to erase the disk. (Nero 7 or more recent preferably.) You must also be sure you PC DVD read write head can take the DVD +/- RW. CHeck compatability.

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