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I am working on a video project for a friend, taking some various video clips and mastering them into a DVD with some slide shows . . . stuff like that.

Anyway, I have two disks (miniDVD-RWs) full of videos that I want to rip. I even have the miniDVD camera that they were recorded on, but the disks won't read in any DVD player (stand alone, PC DVD burner, Mac DVD burner, etc.). When I put the disks back in the camera, the videos will play in the camera, but when I try to finalize (necessary to make -RWs readable), unfinalize, or format the disks, these options are "blacked out" on the menu, indicating they are not available.

Any suggestions?

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I am working on a video project for a friend, taking some various video clips and mastering them into a DVD with some slide shows . . . stuff like that.

Anyway, I have two disks (miniDVD-RWs) full of videos that I want to rip. I even have the miniDVD camera that they were recorded on, but the disks won't read in any DVD player (stand alone, PC DVD burner, Mac DVD burner, etc.). When I put the disks back in the camera, the videos will play in the camera, but when I try to finalize (necessary to make -RWs readable), unfinalize, or format the disks, these options are "blacked out" on the menu, indicating they are not available.

Any suggestions?

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Depending on the make of the camera, there should be a way to connect it to your computer either by usb or a different port. From there, you'd need a prgram to copy it like Cos says above. I'd check the camera for the connector and try from there.

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Depending on the make of the camera, there should be a way to connect it to your computer either by usb or a different port. From there, you'd need a prgram to copy it like Cos says above. I'd check the camera for the connector and try from there.

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Jiggle the cord, kick it and if that doesn't work, throw it away and do it again. :)

Seriously, call a Circuit City or a Best Buy and ask them if they carry a connector. It shouldn't be overly expensive ($20 or so). Make sure you know the camera type and if you have the paperwork, the type of connector might be listed in there.

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Jiggle the cord, kick it and if that doesn't work, throw it away and do it again. :)

Seriously, call a Circuit City or a Best Buy and ask them if they carry a connector. It shouldn't be overly expensive ($20 or so). Make sure you know the camera type and if you have the paperwork, the type of connector might be listed in there.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks for the tips, guys. The transport cable worked like a charm. The problem was with the disks. I put a new disk in it a few days ago, and it records, finalized, and plays just fine.

:clap:

*loves making silly videos*

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Thanks for the tips, guys. The transport cable worked like a charm. The problem was with the disks. I put a new disk in it a few days ago, and it records, finalized, and plays just fine.

:clap:

*loves making silly videos*

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