How to get a Sony Mini Disk to play on macbook pro

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  1. jimmyallaces macrumors newbie

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    So i have a mac book pro with leopard on it. I bought a external cd/dvd player in order to link the mini disk to the computer. Problem is they all come up as blank and wont work. They are sonny dvd-r mini disks. It was a dumb camera to buy at the time when I first bought my computer but owell. Does anyone know anything I can do to get these things to play?
     
  2. Takashi macrumors regular

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    Mini Disc? Can you please clarify what mini discs are?? MD or small CD??
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Did you finalise the DVD inside the Sony camcorder?
    Do you still have that camera, and if so, what exact model is it?

    Btw, MiniDiscs are this:
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    They are those small 8 cm DVDs, shown on the right side, as bolded above:
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  4. jimmyallaces thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The camera is a handy cam dcr dvd92 ntsc. And yea they are mini dvd's. Sorry guys. They dont play for some unbelievable reason.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    What about my first question about having them finalised on your Sony camcorder?
    And as you still seem to have that cam, insert the DVD into it and see, if they play in there. Then connect the camcorder via USB to your Mac and open iMovie and see, if you can import the footage.
    Importing directly from the DVD will be much more effort, and cost an additional 20 USD.

     
  6. jimmyallaces thread starter macrumors newbie

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    im honestly not sure what finalize means but there is no cord that i have will connect directly to my computer. Firewire doesnt from what i remember. but ill give it a go. Is there something i can on the camera to get them to play on the computer using the external dvd player?
     
  7. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    All I will say is do not try to put in your slot drive.
     
  8. simsaladimbamba, Dec 28, 2011
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    Finalising means the following:
    A DVD that is used to record video on can not be played back by standard video DVD players before finalising it, meaning writing an index of where the files are and what is actually in it.

    From the specs, it seems, the camcorder does not have a USB port.

    Here is that manual for that camcorder, look at page 30 ff. and page 44 ff..
    Manuals of complicated devices, be it technological or manual or just electric, are always a good source of information and make you understand the device better and thus let you handle it better.
     
  9. jimmyallaces thread starter macrumors newbie

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    O ok i figured out the finalizing stuff. Nice. I may beat this thing yet!
     

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