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You have two options here. One is to download the divx or xvid packages which may try to install a few extra things. Or you can download a codec package such as the K-lite codec pack.

Divx or xvid are good but the last few versions install players and such that want to update all the time and I found were annoying. If you can disable that then divx or xvid are the two common ones that most people have. These have great compression and give a nice small but hi res file.

The K-lite codec pack includes a simple divx and xvid codec plus a few dozen other codecs. The download is maybe 35 mb for the basic pack and there are larger versions that include more. The benefit of this is that you would be able to play anything or use them to make a video. Get the media player classic. It plays things the normal windows one doesn't play. You can do a search for k-lite codec pack or try or

I've tried this both ways but found the k-lite setup to be less overhead on my computer. And less of a pain in the **** ;-]

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on google tipe what you want and see what comes up. or check the repair shop
Good luck

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If you go to the Hitachi website, you can download the product manual for your camcorder there.

These are the instructions for opening the dvd door.

1 Press down the DISC EJECT button once and
release it.
A few moments after the ACCESS/PC
indicator blinks, the cover of disc insertion
block will open.
2 Gently open the cover by hand fully until it

This is the link for the owners manual search:

Hope this helps.

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1.try to upload your videos to ULEAD movie maker and save it with any types of videos you like avi, divx, vcd, dvd etc.. or

2. if your disc is readable on your pc and its not playable then try to decode it by using xilisoft video converter. decode the files on your disc and after that burn it into a dvd or vcd. it should be playable now on your dvd player. hope that helps!


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There should be a cover on the front of the camera (where the lens is) that pops open. All the ports are in here.

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you usually can finalize in other brand camcorders-I've done it and it should work-I wouldn't think you need to finalize disc to stream from cam to pc-try it first w/out or see if only rw's will do it--r may not-some cams can only usb still photos so make sure your model supports video through usb

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Here is a link to the manual

See pages 38 & 39

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I had the same problem. What I did on my Hitachi DVDCam was to click the "Stop" button to clear all keystrokes. Then, click "Menu". The camera might say "Creating Thumbnails" for a minute but then it will stop and display a mock menu for your mini dvd. Then click "Menu" and the toolbar should pop up. With the arrow keys, scroll down. You should see a menu that says "Finalize DVD" click this. For a small dvd, it will take around 13 min. to finalize.


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I just went onto imovies and it picked the Hanycam up straight away and then on no problems. Glynn

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Disc must be finalized before it can be played back on DVD player or DVD recorder.

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Try to rewind tape few times, also try on other tape if that happening to it? If that happens on every tape i would suspect loose belt somewhere in mechanism.

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Google the make and model, followed by the word manual

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Manuals can be obtained via google - put in the make and model, followed by the word manual.
The spares issue we cannot help with, as Fixya does not sell any items.
The manual will give you the answer to your final query.

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