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Yes, this happened to my miniDVD-R and -RW disks as well. No, don't reformat the disk !
I've been able to recover all (if not most) of the contents - video clips from those (bad/corrupted) miniDVD-RW ... and miniDVD-R disks ... (that I had recorded using the Samsung camcorder). I use the software tool - IsoBuster Pro . Inserted the mini-DVD into the DVD drive on my PC/laptop, and started the software . The process (to recover) may be very long .. i.e. it may take several to many hours for one miniDVD disk ... but it eventually enable me to retrieve the (lost) video clips.

Samsung SC-DC173... | Answered on Nov 04, 2013


Unfortunately, only video and/or pictures from your (SD Memory) Card can be transferred (via the USB cable) to your computer. Video/pictures from a disk is not accessible to your computer.
So, you may wish to try to playback the video (on the camcorder) with the output to a DVD recorder (using the AV cables from the camcorder to the DVD recorder or a VCR recorder). This assumes you have a DVD recorder (or VCR recorder) that will take the RGB input from the camcorder. Connect it up just like you're viewing the playback on a TV monitor.

Samsung SC-DC173... | Answered on Oct 16, 2013


What version of windows do you have? You can get the driver from samsung at this link:
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/SC-DC173U
Thank you and enjoy,
Lee

Samsung SC-DC173... | Answered on May 29, 2011


First, make sure you have it on CARD (and not DISK), and on the "playback" (and not record) mode. Next, does the camera play back other video clips normally, but just not a specific clip ?
Does the selected video clip frame (index) shown on the LCD screen have a picture ? If not, i.e. it is blank (dark), then it is likely that no video was recorded (i.e. just the audio) when you were shooting that video clip.
If there is a picture (of the video clip frame index on the LCD screen) and only audio is playing, try downloading the clip (from the SD card) to your computer, or simply try to play the video on the SD card (inserted directly into your SD card reader on your computer, or via a USB SD card reader) and see if the video clip will play normally on your computer.

Samsung SC-DC173... | Answered on Feb 18, 2011


Make sure it is not plugged into your computer. If you have the camcorder plugged in via your USB connection, then your camcorder is being powered by your computer.

Unplug everything from your camcorder and then try to turn it off or take the battery out.

Samsung SC-DC173... | Answered on Aug 22, 2010


Yes, the mini DVD-RW will work on this camera. When you insert the disk and power on the camcorder (with the mode on DISC), the camcorder will try to read the disk, and if it isn't formatted yet, the LCD display will offer you the option to format it (in VR or Video mode). Simply select and click to format the disk

Samsung SC-DC173... | Answered on Jun 28, 2010


To finalize the disk, you need to be in Camera mode (Not playback). And, make sure you have enough battery power to complete the process, or plug the AC Power adapter in ... (while finalizing the disk).

Samsung SC-DC173... | Answered on Jun 28, 2010


If you turn the power (wheel) to off, and it still doesn't turn off, there's a problem with the power switch - it probably has nothing to do with the battery. And it would need to be repaired (at one of the authorized repair center - see your manual for contact info).

Samsung SC-DC173... | Answered on Jun 28, 2010


It seems only video and/or pictures from your (SD Memory) Card can be transferred (via the USB cable) to your computer. Video/pictures from a disk is not accessible to your computer.
I have the Software CD ... and can try to email you the driver. But I'm not sure if there's more required (than the driver file).

Samsung SC-DC173... | Answered on Jun 28, 2010


The camcorder will shut off (i.e. go into "sleep" mode) after a few minutes of inactivity - to save your battery, particularly when your battery is at half or lower.
I find that my (fully charged) battery lasts only about 30 minutes (or less, if I use the zoom a lot, or, I use the filming (night) light, or I do not put the lens cover on when not in use, or I do not close the LCD display screen). I'll usually power off after completing my shots.
I keep a close watch on the battery meter and switch batteries as soon as it shows a red bar. (Just give it a minute to wrap-up before shutting down). I usually carry a couple of extra charged batteries. A larger (after market) battery that I bought lasted a hour or so, but it didn't hold a charge well after a couple of weeks of use.

Samsung SC-DC173... | Answered on Jun 28, 2010


If your mini DVD disk is a DVD-RW (or DVD+RW) and it had (previously) been finalized in the VR (or Video) mode, simply select the "unfinalize" option ... (in DISC - Camera mode, from the MENU - Disc Manager - Disc Unfinalize ) ... as in p. 82 of your manual.
If you do not want the video data on the DVD-RW disk anymore, you can simply re-format the disk again, so you can re-use the disk.

Samsung SC-DC173... | Answered on Jun 28, 2010


when your can hear audio but cannot see the video what you need to do is upgrade your video codec

hope this helps

Samsung SC-DC173... | Answered on Jul 02, 2009


I had the same problem, then I unplugged the USB....there's the menu (camera mode)

Samsung SC-DC173... | Answered on May 26, 2009


Media type: DVD-RW (8 cm) , DVD+RW (8cm) , DVD-R (8cm) , Click on this link for more information , AJ

http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-camcorders/samsung-sc-dc173u-dvd/4505-6500_7-32365185.html

Samsung SC-DC173... | Answered on May 20, 2009

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