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Can't see the DVD camcorder icon on my desktop.

Why don’t I see the DVD Camcorder drive icon on my desktop?

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Re: Can't see the DVD camcorder icon on my desktop.

No connection --- Simply connect USB cable between DVD Camcorder and PC. No power --- Simply turn on. Mode switch is not DVD mode --- Simply set the mode switch to Movie or Photo mode, not SD mode. The wrong UDF device driver, other than the one provided with the DVD Camcorder, was installed – Simply install the UDF driver that came with DVD Camcorder.

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I have a sony handy cam DCR - DVD105, I want to know all the ways of being able to connect it to a laptop and extract the files to use in other softwares, like Window's Movie Maker, or Power Direct 09.


How to load Mini DVD to Mac
  • Though Mini DVD can not be played back in Mac slot loading player, we have other ways to load Mini DVD to Mac.
  • Method 1 If Mini DVD camcorder has FireWire or USB; just connect the Mini DVD camcorder to Mac using FireWire, or USB to load Mini DVD to Mac.
  • Method 2 If Mini DVD camcorder has not FireWire or USB; just shop for external mini-DVD drive that uses either a USB or Firewire connector cable, and then connect the external mini-DVD drive to your Mac and install any extra software that came with it. Insert the mini-DVD into the external drive, and then access the files on the mini-DVD as you normally would to load Mini DVD to Mac.
  • Method 3 If Mini DVD camcorder has not FireWire or USB; buy an adapter that converts a mini-DVD to a normal DVD by adding on a circular plastic piece that emulates the full size of a regular DVD. Attach the adapter to the mini-DVD and load it into the Mac's DVD drive to access the files. (Check the specifications of the adapter before purchasing, as several on the market do not work in vertical-loading drives like those found on the MacBook Pro.)
  • Method 4 If Mini DVD camcorder has not FireWire or USB and you don't want to buy a separate external drive or full-size adapter either, but you do have access to a PC, you can transfer the files on the mini-DVD onto the PC, then put them onto a USB flash drive, which will work on your Mac.

more detailed at http://www.bigasoft.com/articles/easy-solution-to-import-midi-dvd-into-imovie.html

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Hi, I would think you could plug it in with the supplied cable to your computer. Once connected, turn on your camcorder, then navigate to the My computer Icon on your desktop, open, then find removeable media, should come up like any other harddrive, open that, then find your video files, copy and paste.

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I had this same problem and found a fix. I do not know if how my system was broken fits your case but it could be worth a try. Looking at the user manual to the camcorder, it said to look in the Device Manager to make sure the driver was installed. It is supposed to appear in the DVD/CD-ROM drives. It did appear there, but with a yellow flag next to it. I have also been having a problem with my DVD/CD drive. Its driver has had a yellow flag next to it for quite some time. Then I realized I was getting the same error message on my camcorder as I had gotten with my DVD/CD driver "Hardware not found (Error 41)." (Please excuse if I am misquoting these error messages, now that the problem is fixed, I do not know exactly what they said. So, I am doing this from memory.) So, I did a google search on "dvd/cd code 41." It took me to a Microsoft website http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314060. Apparently, if you install iTunes, Nero, Roxio Creator, or Zune, it can mess up your registry. This Microsoft website has a "Microsoft Fix it" icon you can click on, and it straightens everything out (it might mess up your installation of iTunes, Nero, Roxio or Zune though). Now, not only does my camcorder work, but my DVD/CD drive is fixed too.

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So this has a built in harddisk or fixed memory that you use to record video to it? You should be able to use the cable supplied to connect it to you computer, windows 2000 upwards xp or vista too, it should detect it as a "mass storage device" or similar. Some manufacturers need 'drivers' to make the storage compatible with windows. If by chance it is outright compatable with windows, you should be able to see this as an additiona ldrive in 'My Computer' icon on your desktop, open it up to view as you would open a CD or a disk by double clicking on the new drive. Then you should find a few folders. By hunting through these you should be able to find ones that have files in them, with luck you can drag the icons of the ones you want from the folder to the desktop.

Try this link if you have no success

http://support.jvc.com/consumer/support/index.jsp


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I think you need a firewire connection for video, is there another socket on your camcorder? you can download short mpeg videos to iPhoto via usb

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I have installed my 350e with the WinXP drivers on my Vista box. After install went ok, the DVD-Cam drive came up under my computer.

Copied the video file across to the desktop and changed the extension to MPG.

Plays fine in WMP, should be able to edit ok with Vegas or smilir I guess.

At least I can download from the camera disks and archive now. :)

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I can't see the SD drive icon on my desktop.


No connection --- Simply connect USB cable between DVD Camcorder and PC. No power --- Simply turn on. Mode switch is not SD mode --- Simply set the mode switch to SD mode, not Movie or Photo mode.

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How do I copy the files to my computer?


• Windows XP After connection is established, simply drag-and-drop files, using Windows the PC. The DVD Camcorder appears as an external DVD-RAM drive in Windows • Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 After connection is established, simply drag-and-drop files, using Windows PC. The DVD Camcorder appears as two external drives such as a removable Explorer. If DVD-RAM disc, the movie files will be copied from the removable If DVD-R disc, the movie files will be copied from the DVD drive.

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How do I read the disc on a computer?


• Windows XP Install in-box software. Select DVD mode by the mode switch. Connect USB cable between Camcorder and PC. The DVD Camcorder appears as external DVD-RAM drive in Windows Explorer. DVD-R disc is read from the camcorder “ drive”. • Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 Install in-box software. Select DVD mode by the mode switch. Connect USB cable between Camcorder and PC. The DVD Camcorder appears as two external drives such as a removable drive and a DVD drive in Windows Explorer. DVD-R disc is read from the DVD drive.

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Can I playback my movies on a DVD-ROM drive?


No, DVD-RAM disc recorded on the DVD Camcorder will not play back on every drive. Some of the new DVD-ROM drives designed to be compliant with the new DVD-RAM book2 standards will playback discs recorded on the DVD Camcorder. Many previous DVD-ROM drives on the market that came out before the DVD-RAM standard was released will not play back discs recorded on the DVD Camcorder. HITACHI manufactures DVD-ROM drives for some PC manufactures as OEM products. HITACHI model GD-7500 DVD-ROM has DVD-RAM read/write compatibility.

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