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    How to view and copy video files from Sony camcorder

    A friend gave me a small DVD disk from his Sony camcorder, asking me to transfer the files to a thumb drive. Windows Explorer was unable to "see" the files; it showed only a .ini file. It is a rewritable disk that he has not finialized. My computer (Windows 7) will read the small size disks (8 mm; I tried it with one).

    Is there any software out there which will read the files on the disk and allow me to copy them? Thank you.

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    Try this: http://www.cdroller.com/htm/camera.html

    I've never used this software, but it sounds like just what you need.

    The best way, however, is if your friend could finalize the disk in his camcorder. It will then be simple to read the contents.
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    "The best way, however, is if your friend could finalize the disk in his camcorder. It will then be simple to read the contents. "

    I agree but then he will be unable to add to the disk. I mentioned that.

    This software looks like what he/I need; thank you! I will see if he is willing to pay the $ 39 cost.

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    Finalizing the disk is the only proper way to do it, unless you have the exact same DVD drive that he has.

    Disks don't cost much. He would rather pay $39 for the software than a couple of dollars for another disk?

    Penny-wise and pound-foolish, in my opinion, because this decision causes a lot of additional cost and complications, as well as the fact that if the disk isn't finalized, it could possibly be overwritten, in which case his files would be lost forever.

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    Isobuster will read multisession DVDs:
    http://www.isobuster.com/multisessions.php

    Jerry

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    Sounds odd for a Sony camcorder- I have a Sony Handycam on which the disk is not accessible - one downloads the video files via a computer from its charging cradle, thence to whatever storage medium one wants. It also has a Sony 'stick' for still shots.

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