I hope this is in the right forum, I saw no forums mention anything about dvd-ram. My new camcorder records onto dvd-ram discs, and I'm having trouble figuring out how to get the video onto the computer and into a format that can be edited (add music, cut up sections, etc). I'm not very computer literate, and my Dell was given to me by someone just to use for school. I was given a disc with video editing software on it, but got a message about not finding ATI card so I couldn't install the software. I bought an external dvd-ram drive to be able to get the footage onto our computer, but I tried downloading FlaskMPEG and it won't open the footage off of the dvd-ram disc (it's supposed to be capable of converting dvd format into a format that can be edited). Obviously I'm lost at this point. j If anyone has any suggestions to get me in the right direction I'd appreciate it. The camcorder was in perfect shape, and was a return so it was marked down to $150 (all I had to do was buy the battery and charger). I thought that dvd format would be easier than mini-dv format but obviously I was wrong. I'm glad I can easily write over what I've recorded quickly and easily while filming with the camcorder (with the dvd-ram discs) but getting the footage on the computer, and being able to edit, add music, etc. has me totally lost.