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Try VirtualDub or DVD Decrypter..
If they can't see the files, try ISOBuster to see if it can get them for you.
Another one bites the dust... DVD camcorders really aren't a solution besides the use of a doorstop.
Just got off work. Going to search those programs up now.
The first wouldn't download. The second claims there's nothing on the disc. ISO did find the stuff but I can't open the files. I checked again on the camera itself. I wish there was a way to plug a USB into it and just transfer that way.
I don't suppose anyone knows if the software that is suppose to come with the camera is avalible online. So I could transfer it to my computer and then work on making clips. Or how, besides the phone number provided since I hate talking on the phone, I might contact Canon itself for help. *hopeful look*
I read the manual for this one and the disk is not readable till you finalize it. Did you?
As to the software, where is yours? It comes with the unit.
Um, not sure....
My brother's the one who did the recording.
The software is missing. Our house is being remodeled and in the move from there to the rental it went POOF! Gone. I had to buy a whole new computer (mine was over 6 years old) and never got a chance to install before the move.
Post back when you're sure about the finalizing.
I'm thinking the answer must be yes....
Because they don't give me a finalize option. Just an intialize. And since they play on the camera there's obviously stuff on there. So he must've finalized them.
The content plays without final on the camera.
So that's not a sure sign. Also the manual noted we remove the battery to finalize so I'm unsure if you've read your manual.
But they don't give a finalize option....
....just initialize. And since there's content on there it's not like the discs are empty. (Three are the rerecordable kind.) And I know I don't want to select initialize.
And the unit I used didn't show the option until
I removed the battery and put the media that needed it back in.
I can't see what you are doing so sorry if you've done what the manual tells us to do.
I'm not very technologically inclined....
....I can barely tell between a JPG and a GIF so I wasn't getting what you were saying.
I assume after taking the battery out, you put it back in, or do I have to instead plug it into an electrical outlet so it'll have the power to run?
I am a poor substitute for the manual.
The unit I used had a very specific method to finalize the media. The manual showed pictures and words where here we only have words.
-> DO NOT USE MY INSTRUCTIONS. Use the manual for the device.
I am only sharing how the one I used worked and am asking for gritty details so I can see if you followed the manual.
I have the manual....
....and I read it, but didn't see anything about removing the battery first.
And do you see the letter F?
I do now.
Thanks! Now if I could just find the original programing that went with the camera.
The media is (F) inalized.
We now have the media finalized and in theory it should play on some but not all DVD players. It will not play on most Retail installs of "Windows."
-> To play it we can try VLC PLAYER (see google.)
Try that next.
Yeah, they're all finalized - now. I'm still having trouble in getting them to transfer to my computer. Roxio won't do it and DVDRipper keeps freezing every time I try. But for a brief moment one of the programs was willing to play, but not transfer.
Looks like PC problems to me.
....from what I can tell in the instruction booklet Roxio can only transfer from the camera to the harddrive. Which makes no sense why they'd set it up that way.
I wish I could find my original Canon software that came with the camera. That would probably solve all my problems in transfering so I can edit.
I'm trying a decrypter right now that someone suggested. That might be the new problem - after all, the other programs just don't seem to recongnize the Canon's files.
But seriously, thanks for all the help. I probably would've given up by now without you all.
Frustration levels rising....
....so here's where I'm at -
Turns out my brother did NOT finalize the DVDs, but I did it. One program on my computer is willing to play them, but none are willing to transfer from the DVD to the computer. (One even freezes up so badly that I have to reboot the computer every time to close it.)
I'm trying the decrypter someone recomemened to me. It's been on the same disc since yesterday afternoon. It's been about 24 hours and is only up to 93% done.
Called Canon. They claim that the camera does NOT come with software, even though it did and you all have asked me about it. Which means you have the software too. Plus both my dad and another lady found a page to download the software from Canon, but the page itself won't open. So something screwy is going on there.
And I'm 95% on the way to losing my mind.
If you watched them on your computer,
that means your computer has a drawer loading DVD drive...
I would download and install HandBrake
and rip the video files into something your editor likes (.avi, .wmv).
What I found out....
....is apparently the read only discs cannot be transfered to the computer. Only the two read-write discs I happened to use at my performance apparently will transfer over. (I hope. I'm afraid to take the current one out of the DVD drive right now because it's still decrypting and I don't want to do permenant damage to it.)
So now the question is, is there someway I can transfer stuff from a read-only DVD to a RW DVD? Even if I have to go somewhere and pay someone to do it. I don't suppose this is a service Kinkos offers, is it?