Before the era of smart mobile phones, digital cameras have played a very important role in people's life. If you have happened to obtain a piece of camcorders or digital cameras in previous years, now you must have collected a large pile of camcorder videos in the storage card in your device. Well, if you now prefer to play those videos on computer, can you figure out the exact way to achieve your purpose? Today, let's put our focus on one of the most popular camcorders – Sony Handycam DVD. Here, you will obtain more information related to the solutions on how to play Sony Handycam DVD on computer.

Part 1: About Sony Handycam DVD

Handycam is a digital camera brand owned by Sony Corporation of Japan. Handycam can be split into a handy camera. The meaning of handy is: easy to use, convenient, portable, and portable. The name of the product highlights its compact, lightweight, easy to use and portable features. Handycam is Sony's consumer camera brand and has been around for more than 20 years. Since Sony successfully developed the CCD sensor in the 1980s, the first Handycam M8 has been available since January 1985. With its excellent technology in the field of hardware and excellent CCD sensor components, it has achieved the first place in the global consumer digital camera market.

Since 2004, Sony has led the digital camera to move from SD to HD, and has launched revolutionary products such as HDR-FX1E, HDR-HC1E and HDR-UX1. With the advent of the first HD flash camera HDR-CX7E, Sony Handycam has achieved high definition on all media (including tape, CD, hard drive and flash memory), giving consumers more choices and speeding up HD images. In 2006-2007, Sony Handycam made a new breakthrough in product functions and applications, and the response of the hard disk camera market was surprisingly good. According to the latest GFK survey data, in the camera market, hard disk cameras have accounted for 36% of the overall market share, topping the list. In the past years, there are mainly two types for standard DVD series: DCR-DVD710E and DCR-DVD610E.


Part 2: How to Play Handycam DVD on Computer

Actually, Handycam DVD camcorders allow users to save video to a mini DVD disc instead of the common DVD disc. Therefore, in order to play Handycam DVD on your computer, you have to prepare:

1. DVD-ROM drive that supports 8cm discs

2. Professional DVD player software

First of all, you need to prepare a DVD-ROM drive that is capable of playing 8cm DVD discs. Once you have gotten the mini DVD disc from your Handycam DVD, then what you need to do is insert the mini disc to your disc drive on your computer. Then, click “Start” button on your computer to enter “My Computer” window. When the Windows detects the mini DVD disc, you can then immediately find the DVD Drive icon. Just take a click on this DVD drive icon to open it.

Next, it is time for the DVD player program. Why is it necessary to mention here that you need to prepare a professional DVD player program that is compatible with Handycam DVD discs? Because nearly all the videos saved in mini DVD disc on your Handycam camcorder are in the MTS formats. If now you only have the Windows Media Player or VLC Media Player at hand, I am afraid they will help you to play the videos successfully because neither of them have the MTS codec packs to support the MTS playback.

If you insist on playing Handycam DVD disc with them, then you have to download the relevant MTS codec pack online for these media players so that the disc file can be correctly played then. However, you should not stop here because Leawo Blu-ray Player will spare you from such a problem which can be able to play Handycam DVD discs whose videos format is MTS with ease and accuracy without downloading any codec packages to support. Leawo Blu-ray Player contains all media playback solutions you need for your leisure entertainment, including 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, CD, HD (4K), MPEG, WMV and so on. With advanced image and audio processing technology, Leawo Blu-ray Player provides you extraordinary movie playback and cinema-like experience. Furthermore, within Leawo Blu-ray Player, you could obtain the personalized settings according to your preference and all the settings could be done automatically. In the following, I will list the detailed tutorial.

Step 1. Download Leawo Blu-ray Player and install it.

Step 2. Load the mini DVD disc to disc drive on your computer and open the main panel of the player program. Once the disc has been detected, then you can click the disc icon on the mian interface to enter the viewing panel.


Part 3: How to Get a Handycam DVD Copy as Gift for Your Friends

At the same time, if you would like to share the videos in your Handycam, what would you do? Of course, the most convenient and simple way to solve the problem is to make a Handycam DVD copy and then send it to your friends as a very precious gift. At the first glance, getting a Handycam DVD copy is not a difficult task at all.

However, not all users have known the method to get there. Actually, in order to get a Handycam DVD copy, here you have to seek help from a third party DVD copy program which is capable of making a 100% copy of the DVD discs. Well, Leawo DVD Copy will have to be mentioned as a respectable choice you can make. As one of the most comprehensive DVD cloners, it can copy the DVD to DVD disc with 1:1 original quality supported. Users are provided with 3 copy modes to meet various needs, including Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. It can also backup and copy CSS protected DVD discs by easily removing the regions codes and encryption. You can also enjoy the 6X faster copying speed. Furthermore, its bonus features are quite rich, for example, its ability in copy ISO to DVD, high quality DVD-9 to DVD-5 compression, customized DVD disc menu, 2 DVD video standards for copying DVD from different areas, Multilanguage support, built-in player and so on. For the details on how to make a Handycam DVD copy with Leawo DVD Copy, just follow the steps below.

Step 1. Download Leawo DVD Copy and install it on your computer.


Step 2. Insert the mini DVD disc of the Handycam to your computer’s disc drive. Open the program and then click “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button to load the DVD content. Once the mini DVD disc has been loaded, the program will automatically detect it.

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Step 3. Choose relevant settings. Based on your own preferences, you can set the Copy Mode (Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode) and subtitle and audio track as well as the Disc type.

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Step 4. Start copying the Handycam mini DVD. Once set all the parameters, you can click the big green button “Copy” on the top-right corner. Before the copy process starts, you should confirm the “Copy to”, “Disc Label” and “Save to” options. If you don’t have multiple disc drive on your computer, you can save the DVD copy on your hard disc first, then insert a new empty DVD disc to your computer’s disc drive for further transferring.

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Part 4: Rip Handycam DVD to Play on Common Media Players

What’s more, if the Handycam DVD disc can be converted or ripped to a digital video file, then it will be much more compatible with all kinds of devices, such as iPad, laptops, and smart phones. If you also have the same needs, you can make full use of Leawo DVD Ripper to help you rip the Handycam DVD discs to other digital formats.

Step 1. Download Leawo DVD Ripper on your computer and install it.


Step 2. Import the mini DVD disc to your computer’s disc drive. As well, you have to guarantee that your computer’s drive is compatible with 8cm discs. Then click “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button on the top of the program’s main panel to import the DVD disc to the ripping panel directly.

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Step 3. Confirm output format. One the main panel, you can find the box named “MP4 Video” by default next to “Add Photo” button. Click it and then choose “Edit” option to enter the “Profile” panel where you can set the output format you prefer. This depends on your own needs.

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Step 4. Set output directory. Click the green button “Convert” to start the conversion process. But before it starts, you will be required to set the “Save to” box. Finally, you can just click “Convert” button at the bottom to start ripping the Handycam DVD disc to digital formats. Then what you need to do is to wait patiently.

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Part 5: Conclusion

If this is your first time to hear about Handycam DVD ripping and copying process, I believe that all the information mentioned above will be helpful to you. Just follow the detailed tutorials step by step and make sure that your computer has been equipped with a specific mini DVD disc drive that can support Sony Handycam DVD discs.