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Will Media Creator 10 handle SONY DVD92 files?


Atomic_Jon

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Before I buy Roxio Creator 10, I need to know if it will handle (i.e., import) the files from my near-useless Sony DVD92 HandyCam. This is one of those infamous Sony products that records directly to a mini-DVD in .vob format, but stores the files in some odd fashion in a AUDIO_TS type file. Most video editing software cannot successfully import these files. For example, Pinnacle Studio imports only the Video portion; the Audio part does not come over. Pinnacle's Support Group came up with the response that "Gee - computers are hard". Nothing there. As per other users, it can't be done. Note that this camera does NOT have a USB out jack - the mini-disk is your only medium. If Creator10 won't deal with that, it's a no-go. Any experiences?

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I am no fan of Sony but I agree with Gary, that just does not make any sense…

 

Mini-DV works great - SONY software (and others) work with that format problem-free. The problem comes with their mini-DVD's. My discs are finalized, and I've tried almost a dozen on different settings - nothing has worked. Mini-DV tapes were supposed to be on their way out a few years ago, but this technology still seems to be the easiest to edit and work with.

 

Oddly enough they PLAY just fine - there is just "no file" detected by EMC9 to import.

 

Maybe my version of EMC9 is bad. Anyone have a step-by-step summary using EMC9 (e.g., Bruce?)? I agree - it SEEMS like it should work - I SHOULD have had no problem for the last year. I've alternated between feeling angry and stupid, but given the fact that OTHER formats (other people's DV cameras) work OK, I've settled on anger.

 

For the record, Pinnacle claims they'll fix their software issue with a Codec pack if I send them more money, but another user of SONY mini-DVD's who tried that reported that it didn't work, except as a method to further lighten his bank account.

 

If you know how to do this - please tell me. Better yet - post it on the web, as User Forums are full of this same issue with SONY (and only SONY) products. I was hoping against hope that EMC10 might address this.

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Mini-DV works great - SONY software (and others) work with that format problem-free. The problem comes with their mini-DVD's. My discs are finalized, and I've tried almost a dozen on different settings - nothing has worked. Mini-DV tapes were supposed to be on their way out a few years ago, but this technology still seems to be the easiest to edit and work with.

 

Oddly enough they PLAY just fine - there is just "no file" detected by EMC9 to import.

 

Maybe my version of EMC9 is bad. Anyone have a step-by-step summary using EMC9 (e.g., Bruce?)? I agree - it SEEMS like it should work - I SHOULD have had no problem for the last year. I've alternated between feeling angry and stupid, but given the fact that OTHER formats (other people's DV cameras) work OK, I've settled on anger.

 

For the record, Pinnacle claims they'll fix their software issue with a Codec pack if I send them more money, but another user of SONY mini-DVD's who tried that reported that it didn't work, except as a method to further lighten his bank account.

 

If you know how to do this - please tell me. Better yet - post it on the web, as User Forums are full of this same issue with SONY (and only SONY) products. I was hoping against hope that EMC10 might address this.

 

Make a folder, on your hard drive, with a name that has something to do with the video on the miniDVD. This is just so you know which movie is which, if you have more than one miniDVD that you are going to copy. Make a different folder for each miniDVD.

 

Now, put your minDVD in your computer DVD drive. If it tries to startup in some program, stop it. Go to My Computer, and copy all the folders/files to the folder that you made. Pull you miniDVD out of the drive.

 

Open VideoWave, click on Add Photo/Movie, browse to the Video_TS folder, inside the folder that you made, highlight the first .vob file, and click Open. A box will pop up listing the files in the Video_TS folder. Check each one of them, and click ok. They should come into VideoWave.

 

If the miniDVD was not finalized, this will not work.

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Before I buy Roxio Creator 10, I need to know if it will handle (i.e., import) the files from my near-useless Sony DVD92 HandyCam. This is one of those infamous Sony products that records directly to a mini-DVD in .vob format, but stores the files in some odd fashion in a AUDIO_TS type file. Most video editing software cannot successfully import these files. For example, Pinnacle Studio imports only the Video portion; the Audio part does not come over. Pinnacle's Support Group came up with the response that "Gee - computers are hard". Nothing there. As per other users, it can't be done. Note that this camera does NOT have a USB out jack - the mini-disk is your only medium. If Creator10 won't deal with that, it's a no-go. Any experiences?

 

EMC 10 should have no problem bringing in those .vob files, once your disc is finalized. Just copy the files to your hard drive, open VideoWave, and bring them in for editing.

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No idea about that particular camcorder, but the audio_ts folder should NOT be used for any video at all. That is for audio DVDs.

 

The video should be in a video_ts folder and the video should be in VOB files. ALL DVDS are made that way including those created by MyDVD.

 

I think most likely the problem in Pinnacle is that camcorder probably uses AC3 audio and the version of Pinnacle you used didn't support that format.

 

EMC 10 should not have a problem with the Sony camcorder miniDVDs. However if you want to be sure, download the trial version of EMC 9 and try it.

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News: EMC9 won't do it either. It is indeed an AC-3 coded format that nothing including Sony's own software can handle.'

 

Be forewarned: this is what you get for trying to work with a SONY product.

 

I don't remember which model Sony that my daughter has, but EMC 9 imported files from the miniDVD just fine. Maybe the Trial version of EMC 9 doesn't support AC3 audio. The full version does.

 

Did you finalize the disc?

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News: EMC9 won't do it either. It is indeed an AC-3 coded format that nothing including Sony's own software can handle.'

 

Be forewarned: this is what you get for trying to work with a SONY product.

There must be something wrong with your computer if Sony's software won't handle it. I've used Sony camcorders for almost 15 years with no problems. The latest being HiDef miniDV tape version.

 

EMC 9 and 10 both handle AC3 audio fine. Perhaps the disc is corrupt somehow?

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