Hitachi camcorder and mini DVDs won’t read on PC

Videomaker – Learn video production and editing, camera reviews Forums General Video and Film Discussion Hitachi camcorder and mini DVDs won’t read on PC

Viewing 1 reply thread
  • Author
    • #51122
      Jackson Wong

      This is posted on behalf of one of our forum members, John.


      Hi Friends!

      I have a Hitachi camcorder that makes mini DVD’s. It is fun to use, but not the greatest.

      I used to be able to use WinRip to download from my DVD player into Moviemaker. The system froze and now the dvd player in my PC won’t recognize the mini dvd-r’s! It’s like there is a selection list and these aren’t selected anymore. I tried to use a PC restore point but nogo.

      Is there a place in Windows media Player I can find a list of what it can read and tell it to turn on the Mini DVD-R’s again? 



      Please chime in if you have experience with this equipment or advice, your input is much appreciated – Jackson

    • #204471
      Jackson Wong

      HandBrake is  an open source program that is pretty simple for getting files from DVDs, I haven't tried it with mini discs, but it might hold some answers.




Viewing 1 reply thread
  • The forum ‘Video and Film Discussion’ is closed to new topics and replies.

Best Products

Best micro four thirds lenses — 2021

MFT, or micro four thirds, is a popular mount style used by many manufacturers in conjunction with the micro 4/3 sensor. It’s good to keep in mind that micro four thirds camera systems use a smaller sensor.

Need help making a stellar first video?


Download our free eBook with 8 tips to get on the right track and create a video that you can be proud of.



Given away to one lucky winner

Competition is open worldwide