I had a MiniDV camcorder that was easy to use. I copied my home movies to my desktop computer, and then I could just right click and "Copy to DVD" as many dvds as I wanted. I just bought a Sony HDD and it is impossible. I transferred a home movie to my desktop and it plays on my computer. However, whenever I burn a dvd of it, it does not play on my home dvd player. An error message comes up. The camera software comes with PIXELA. I have called their help line eight times to no avail. The only consistent answer I got was that I have more than one dvd burning software programs on my computer and they are competing with each other. So, the multiple streams are not going through correctly. To test this out, I saved one of the MPEG files to a thumb drive and transferred it to my laptop. My laptop burned the sample file fine. The guy at PIXELA said that I have to uninstall all of my dvd burning software except one--theirs. However, I have always been able to use multiple software burning programs on my computer (1-Click and Copy to DVD). I am so frustrated it is unbelievable. I am not a novice at computers, but I cannot figure out how to burn my home movies on my desktop now. I don't know what is different now than before. I have never had this problem. HELP!!