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I can't play finalized dvd

by dracer19 / November 20, 2007 4:48 AM PST

my friend has a sony handycam. i used it and finalized the disk as she said but when i try to open it on computer, it says there are files in it but shows nothing and doesnt open it

i really need to play this disk. i cant record them again..

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Is the optical drive on your computer
by boya84 / November 20, 2007 5:20 AM PST

a DVD drive? Have you used DVDs in it before? Can you launch a DVD player application and watch the contents?

If it is a DVD drive, opening the disc and treating those files like normal files will not work. You need to rip the DVD (with a DVD ripper - I use HandBrake).

Warning: The video will be poor quality. This is not HandBrake's fault - but caused by the way video is stored by the camcorder onto the DVD. There is no way to improve this.

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it says it's blank
by dracer19 / December 9, 2007 1:59 AM PST

it's a dvd drive and i'm sure it's working. but now computer doesn't show the files in dvd. it detects it like a blank disk but when i put it into the camera it plays the record. what can i do about it??

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2007 2:00 AM PST

Members in this forum have replied that they were able to save their works with this tool.


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