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usb drivers for sony dcr-dvd92

hi guys i found by removing a litle gray label on the dcd-dvd92 dvd handycam that has a usb connector when i plugit to my pc the win-xp recognized the cam a as a sony device but can't find drivers for it does anyone has a hack or way of connectingit by usb

Tue, 25 Oct 2005 09:49:02 -0700

It sounds like the USB port is built-into the DCR-DVD92, but Sony didn't provide drivers for it . . .

Would it be possible to take the driver from a Handycam that does support USB, such as DCR-DVD403, modify the driver inf file to make it install for the DCR-DVD92. Will that work?

Chieh Cheng
Tue, 25 Oct 2005 10:52:48 -0700

I can't find this little gray label you mention. Where exactly is it located?

Suzanne C
Thu, 10 Nov 2005 06:00:48 -0800

Any luck in finding a driver for it? Is this also something that maybe Sony plans on doing in the future? Seems kinda retarded for them to include a USB port and not provide any drivers for it.

Mark G.
Fri, 18 Nov 2005 09:17:51 -0800

This is for Suzanne C.

If you open the viewfinder, you'll see to the right of the DISP/BATT INFO a gray square sticker. Just remove that sticker and you'll see the port.

Mark G
Fri, 18 Nov 2005 09:20:45 -0800

Still looking for USB Port, I opened the viewfinder and removed both stickers with no sign of USB. Can anyone help. Thanks.

Rob D
Sun, 20 Nov 2005 19:16:44 -0800

I removed the little square gray sticker and I do see the USB port on mine, thanks! But getting back to the original posters question... where can we find the drivers?

Mon, 21 Nov 2005 11:40:00 -0800

does anyone have a recommended driver for this ????!!!!!dvd92 please!!!!!

b kam
Sat, 26 Nov 2005 14:54:57 -0800

I'm looking into finding a driver that will work I'll let you guys know if I get lucky. Please Do the same.

Sun, 27 Nov 2005 18:33:43 -0800

Here is an example of modifying the driver INF file for the PlayStation 2 EyeToy webcam for the PC. Maybe you guys can use this informationt to get the DCR-DVD92's USB port to work.

Installing the Playstation 2 EyeToy as a Webcam
[Tutorial]: Eyetoy as Webcam

Chieh Cheng
Mon, 28 Nov 2005 15:43:41 -0800

so any updates on the driver situation?

Tue, 29 Nov 2005 18:36:20 -0800

How about using/hacking the driver of 203E model?.

Fri, 2 Dec 2005 07:05:57 -0800

Any word on this yet??

Sat, 3 Dec 2005 12:32:02 -0800

How about the driver for the DVD103? It appears to be a DVD92 with a few more features (to include support for the USB port).

Sat, 3 Dec 2005 15:20:43 -0800

I have a Sony DVD92 that I connect via A/V cables to my iMac G5 computer. I also found the USB port hidden behind the grey sticker. I'm looking for the drivers too. Please keep up the hunt.

Mon, 12 Dec 2005 14:37:51 -0800

Ditto... Found the USB port.. looking for driver

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 14:36:36 -0800

Still no driver?

Sun, 18 Dec 2005 17:17:48 -0800

I have just purchased a Sony dvd92 model. I see the usb port and would like to know how to find the driver for it.

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 19:41:42 -0800

Just recently bought a Sony DCR DVD92. And yes, found the USB port. Would like to know if someone have found the driver for it.

Thu, 22 Dec 2005 22:25:23 -0800

Bueller, Bueller?

Anyone found the driver hack yet?

Fri, 23 Dec 2005 17:13:32 -0800

hmm .. been searching for a while .. but nothing yet .. any luck guys?

Fri, 23 Dec 2005 20:10:42 -0800

I was led to believe I could download captured video to my puter, I think I'll take it back...

Sat, 24 Dec 2005 12:01:11 -0800

Me too .. we need someone to "create" a driver..but i think it wont dont put too much hope .. just edit your dvd's using 3rd party software.

Sat, 24 Dec 2005 14:01:21 -0800

I see the port but how do you know it is USB. My cable won't fit it

Mon, 26 Dec 2005 08:45:13 -0800

The specs for this cam say that it has no usb port
DCR-DVD92 DVD Handycam Camcorder Specifications

Mon, 26 Dec 2005 23:34:37 -0800

Matt & Lance : there are many kinds of USB cables. figure it out.

Tue, 27 Dec 2005 00:55:34 -0800

Yep there is an USB port on the dvd92, but so far Ive had no luck creating a driver for it...anyone have any luck?

James Byron
Tue, 27 Dec 2005 09:06:40 -0800

Jacob, thanks for your explanation. Is the "hidden" usb port on the DVD92 for input, output or both? Based on your comments, it sounds like it can be used for writing from pc to the DVD92.

Wed, 28 Dec 2005 13:33:55 -0800

It is for input and output .. USB port would make the camera communicate with the PC. so you can transfer videos from/to the camera and elso edit in your pc then make the camera write them on a miniDVD. because the DVD92 has a DVD-RW drive built in.

Thu, 29 Dec 2005 04:54:03 -0800

I don't have a grey sticker it's a piece of metal so some of the cameras (maybe the ones sold in Canada?) don't have a USB

Sun, 1 Jan 2006 14:40:59 -0800

I have found the usb port everybody is talking about however i don't have the driver for it either; but my camera was bought in canada (nova scotia). The metal thing "new camera" speaks about looks hard and immovable, but use a pin or something to get in between the cracks and it will come right off (its a sticker after all).

It would be simply wonderful if someone found a driver so that i could add some more functions to my decent yet very simple camera.

Sun, 1 Jan 2006 15:42:46 -0800 idiot...of course i have...unfortunity i was looking for drivers to be able to use the usb port on this piece of crap camcorder i had..i took it back...its not worth it if i have to copy off the dvd everytime...too slow and stupid...this this had to be te worst idea in the history of ideas....I just got a Samsung which uses an SD card and is the size of an way happier with it...worthless Handicappedcams

James Byron
Sat, 7 Jan 2006 13:42:40 -0800

hahahahaha James !!!

you save videos on SD cards?! LOL.

Sat, 7 Jan 2006 16:06:49 -0800

The model of my handycam is dcr-dvd92e, and the square sticker seems to be metal. Should I remove the sticker?? I'd love to have an usb port on my brand new camera, but I don't want to broke it for nothing the first week together...

Sat, 7 Jan 2006 19:01:32 -0800

Any progress with the usb drivers?

Tue, 10 Jan 2006 11:54:15 -0800

Has anyone tried the USB driver for the DVD103? Does this work? If not can it be hacked?

Tue, 10 Jan 2006 12:28:51 -0800

I don't's an obligation to have the driver to transfert a video or a picture???

We can't just connect the camcoder with the computer with an USB cable and transfert the stuff into the computer???

max the first!
Fri, 13 Jan 2006 10:49:21 -0800

Can't stream video that way. USB would be nice. What was sony thinking!!?

Fri, 13 Jan 2006 11:58:48 -0800

I just bought one of these POS's and think I'm going to skip all the crap and return it...not savy enough, or patient enough to mess with it.

Tue, 17 Jan 2006 15:45:08 -0800

anyone tried the drives of the dvd403 or another dvd sony cam? maybe those works with the dvd92 please if someone knows tell to all

Thu, 19 Jan 2006 00:29:21 -0800

Can't seem to find any of the similar dcr-dvd drivers to test with dcr-dvd 92. Nothing at sony site or through google. Anyone have one available to try? Maybe from the DCR-DVD 103 or DCR-DVD 403?

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 15:18:19 -0800

Hi guys! I'm a newbie at this new DVD camcorder technology. My last videocam was a Hi-8. Anyway, i plan to buy a Sony DVD92 in Future Shop (Canada) clearance price of C$699. If there is no USB or driver on that model, does this mean I cannot edit adding music, titles, etc. to my captured images? Pls. explain 'cuz that's what I'm buying it edit with music. Thanx!

Thu, 26 Jan 2006 13:54:19 -0800

i got it

Sun, 29 Jan 2006 00:08:56 -0800

you did? Why dont you provide us with your account number so we can send you a dollar for every word you type?

Mon, 30 Jan 2006 18:26:34 -0800

I am so aggervated with this crap. The miniDVD won't work in my DVD player!!! I found the ubs, but now what? I plugged it in and nothing happened. Was this thing supposed to come with a CD to instill???

Sun, 5 Feb 2006 09:01:12 -0800

Hi i have looked into this, the 92 does not have the needed software programmed to it. Even with the right drivers it would not work as the 92 does not have a usb mode(unlike other usb enabled sony models) the drivers for sony dvd usb's are all generic and can be used for any model as long as it has the required internal software needed. To see what i mean go into a shop and ask to look at a model that is usb enabled and there is a section in camera menu for usb settings, the 92 does not have this either. so its take it back or manage without a usb. Rob

Mon, 6 Feb 2006 06:15:52 -0800

I thing that the DVD92 should of came with a USB and it would made things more simpler!

Mon, 27 Feb 2006 12:58:14 -0800

so it was obviously a big mistake to buy the 92 if you are thiking about video editing...i am kicking myself in the ass! does anyone know if there is a way to convert the files to .DV so that imovie can recognize it? please email me and let me know! thanks

Tue, 28 Feb 2006 10:14:52 -0800

I am very sorry that I bought the Sony DCR-DVD92. It is more trouble that it is worth. I cannot download the pictures nor the video.

regina gervin
Thu, 16 Mar 2006 09:42:03 -0800

Mine does not have a sticker so no usb, but what is the truth in that you have to use SONY discs to get to playback on computers?

Thu, 16 Mar 2006 12:28:31 -0800

USB driver is here:
Sony USB Driver

Sat, 25 Mar 2006 12:23:59 -0800

Great Job jomike & thanks :) although I already edited the files and all .. but still thanx

Sun, 26 Mar 2006 07:27:31 -0800

thanx for telling us what to do but not for the driver .. as we all know that driver is not for this camera and it wont work :) dont try it.

Sun, 26 Mar 2006 08:13:01 -0800

Man this really sux! this is just like when you buy an old vehicle, and while restoring it you find some wires that were taped up by the factory, but have no purpose. Those basterds were just too lazy too change the model for less money. I bet Japan has special usb connectors and software though.

Mon, 27 Mar 2006 21:20:20 -0800

most people are saying there is a usb port under the label next to the dis/battery when the viewfinder is opened.I have just purchased this camcorder and removed the grey sticker. On my UK model the port is a firewire port not usb. When connected to the PC firewire port I have no problem editing using either Pinnacle studio 9 or Videon or Nero 6 or Abobe Premier 2. I wonder why those cannot find a usb port. If you look carefully you can see a big difference between a firwire port and a usb port.Look again and try it.

peter brockbank
Mon, 8 May 2006 14:00:06 -0700

Looks like a small USB socket .. not firewire ..

Tue, 9 May 2006 02:15:20 -0700

USB to FireWire DV Adapter <-- i think it will help since it comes with the drivers..

Tue, 9 May 2006 02:23:48 -0700

It says in my instruction book for the dcr-dvd92e page 82, that the camera does not support a pc connection. So why does this camera come with a usb cable????????Stupid enough

Sun, 21 May 2006 02:20:22 -0700

I have a Sony camera w/ Image Mixer software. You can install a USB driver for a Handycam camcorder. I dont know if this will work though.

Sun, 28 May 2006 18:55:02 -0700

I bought my Sony DCR-DVD92 last two months and can't download the what I recorded and some friend advised me to buy the the USB cord to download.
So, how can I get it so I can download the films in the disc?

Hope to hearing from you soonest.

Thanks for your anticipated cooperation.

Ukagwu, Patre
Mon, 29 May 2006 07:11:21 -0700

mine has the usb port, i havnt heard of any other models having a hidden firewire port that would be pretty slick due to tha fact that you can only transfer video from a cam via firewire due to its self powering capabilities. usb will only allow you to copy still images. i know this cuz i work for a major electronics distributor here stateside, and digital imaging is one of my dept.

Gothik Redneck
Wed, 31 May 2006 05:14:54 -0700

Gothik Redneck : I recommend that you quit your job and go read about computers.

Thu, 01 Jun 2006 06:33:22 -0700

They posted the driver for the DCR HC20

Sony eSupport - DCR-HC20 USB Driver

I have an HC42 but it still worked. I just told the support person I would never buy another sony product and they sent me this link.

Dan Meierotto
Sun, 04 Jun 2006 10:48:16 -0700

Dan, You have the HC42 or the DCR-DVD92?
If you have the DVD92, are you saying that you have tried the driver and it works?

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 06:13:21 -0700

Why can't you just copy the movie file from the dvd and edit it on the computer? Sorry if I'm a little slow on this.

Sat, 10 Jun 2006 20:14:53 -0700

From the DCR-HC20 driver web page:
"Important Notes
* IMPORTANT: CD Mavicas and DVD Handycam Camcorders are NOT supported by this driver.
* IMPORTANT: This driver does not support USB Streaming."

Don't think it will be usefull...

Sat, 10 Jun 2006 23:41:51 -0700

i need dcr hc21 software and drivers xp

marco antonio castro
Tue, 13 Jun 2006 01:27:19 -0700

Not to sure and haven't tried it but is it possible to upgrade the firmware of the camera to the dcr-dvd205's firmware? (or the dvd105, which ever has USB support). Just a wild guess but since the dvd92 does not have some of the features of the more expensive cameras, then theoretically, the camera wouldn't access that part of the frimware because it doesn't have that feature. To clarify...the firmware for the cameras that have the use of the usb port offers more options than the lesser models (our 92) but if our models don't ask for those extra features, can it still utilize parts of the newer firmware without running into issues?

T Scaf
Thu, 15 Jun 2006 14:26:08 -0700

Has anyone tried to download using the USB to Firewire DV adapter with an U.S. dcr-dvd92 model?

Sat, 17 Jun 2006 10:26:41 -0700

Just called sony and the dvd92 port everyone is talking about is actually a firewire port and will work for downloading to a pc. It is actually a lot faster than usb.

Here is a comparison:
Like USB, IEEE-1394 is a serial bus that uses twisted-pair wiring to move data around.
However, while USB is limited to 12 megabits per second, IEEE-1394 currently handles up to 400 megabits per second.
USB can handle 127 devices per bus, while IEEE-1394 handles 63.
Both USB and IEEE-1394 support the concept of a isochronous device -- a device that needs a certain amount of bandwidth for streaming data. This mode is perfect for streaming audio and video data.
Both USB and IEEE-1394 allow you to plug and unplug devices at any time.

Sun, 18 Jun 2006 10:33:03 -0700

Will using the firewire port require any special software to download to a PC?

Sun, 18 Jun 2006 17:41:00 -0700

no offense Wally, but comparing the port with an actual firewire cable...they don't look the same. And that's in reference to the 4 and 6 wire firewire cables. Unless however there are two different models of the dcr-dvd92. Actually I think there are 3 models. Latest ones with the port completely removed, 1 with firewire, and 1 with the usb connection. I do have a usb cable and it fits perfect into the outlet. Is there a firewire cable with the same fitting as the usb?

T Scaf
Tue, 27 Jun 2006 10:01:30 -0700

I just spent over an hour on the phone with Sony support and they even had me download the USB driver for the DCR-HC20 model. When I did this, it asked for software still once I'd already installed the driver and restarted the computer. I was then transfered to a second line support (higher level support, I suppose) and that person saw the USB port I was talking about. He went to speak to an engineer and came back to tell me that the port is a service port. In other words, there is no way to stream footage via USB from this camera. His only suggestion was a DVD ripper program.

Wed, 28 Jun 2006 16:25:46 -0700

The link above for usb drivers worked with my DCR-HC21 with Roxio 8. Thanks.

Harry Samuel
Mon, 03 Jul 2006 00:22:09 -0700


The link, is that the DCR-HC20 USB Driver that Dan posted?

Wed, 05 Jul 2006 17:59:12 -0700

Hi, if you cant trasfer data to edit it later, what is this camara good for?

How can I transfer, Ripper wont recorgnice nothing, what type do I format de miniDVD in?

My camara has no USB, it has like a hard plastic, no sticker

Help, this stinks

Tue, 18 Jul 2006 22:28:02 -0700

Not verified...but this might be it:
Sony Part Number: 232026101
Sony Model: DCR-DVD92

Sony Part 232026101 at PartStore - CD-ROM (SPVD-014 USB Driver) (1) [EXCEPT J MODEL]

Thu, 20 Jul 2006 08:51:21 -0700

So has ANYONE here been able to edit from this camera at ALL? Please keep us informed, oh you Tekkies! ANY SUCCESS with the USB, (or Firewire adapter), ANYONE??????

Fri, 21 Jul 2006 07:24:46 -0700

See all the TrackBacks below for ideas and discussion on how to edit the mini-DVD and video files. Keep this thread clean for interfacing to the USB port. Thanks.

Chieh Cheng
Fri, 21 Jul 2006 09:59:44 -0700

Thank you, Chieh Cheng.

Can anyone distill all the fireport/usb stuff into a neat package? Anyone know of any numbers on the camera anywhere, that we could compare and see if we can get an idea if the numbers mean 92 with usb, or fire port? Or nothing?

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 20:18:07 -0700

When I bought the DVD92 I was told by the sales rep that you will not be able to edit the video only view it on PC. That is the reason why it is the lowest priced in their model lineup. Checking the specs also shows NO usb
Multi AV: Multi AV (Video / S Video / Audio Out)
Remote (Stereo minimini Jack)

Only way to edit is try 3rdparty software as recommended by user already.

Mon, 28 Aug 2006 09:06:18 -0700

I bought the USB to Firewire DV adapter for the U.S. dcr-dvd92 model. The US model of the 92 is not compatible with a firewire. This was a waste of cash.

Sat, 09 Sep 2006 09:38:27 -0700

I have had many sleepless nights with this sony model (92E). I had to use so many programmes to convert the files to be able to edit them. Here's how.
i downloaded DVDZIP. this reconised the vob as the source( the disc in the drive). it can convert to AVI,Mpeg.etc.
I then managed to use editing software to arrange the disc to my liking,
Another way i have come acustom to is this, you could buy a programme from called ulead videao studio 10 plus, use your mini disc in your cd drive as the source and this will upload to programme ready for editing. you can then export your edited footage to your hard drive in formats for real player. media player. works a treat, one catch though its $99 for boxed version and $89 for download but does offer 30 day free trial. i agree with all your posts. why put a usb/firewire port on somthing then hide it behind a sticker only for the customer to have big trouble using it, all i can think of is that sony had placed it there on simular models and had decided to cover it on the DCR-DVD92E model. that would explain why the drivers were not included. good luck and start having fun with your Smart looking pc's worst friend of a camera.

Mon, 09 Oct 2006 16:21:44 -0700

Re: Jerry's post on Jul 20
Has any one tried the CD-ROM (SPVD-014 USB Driver) Sony part 232026101? The ad says it's for the DVD-92 but I find this hard to believe after reading everything else.

Fri, 20 Oct 2006 23:01:13 -0700

I will never by anything on a whim again.
All in all I like this little dvd92 cam
However,being a private music instructor this device did not help me as much as I would have liked.So,today I strolled down to the local pawnshop and picked up the Vivitar dvr-310 and after that, I picked up a 2gig card at the radio shack and whamo bamo,badda bing.I have video lessons for my students.No muss,no fuss.I still use the over priced under equipped dcr-dvd92 but I am happy that the Vivitar DVr-310 doies the job.Next time,i will think before I buy..........bye

Sat, 04 Nov 2006 19:43:57 -0800

What a joke! I'm an art teacher, trying to show the kids the excitement of creating and editing film. This is the camera the art dept has- whe i found it, i thought great!- what fun we will have--- Again, what a joke- how can i teach them the wonders of video editing if we can't upload the %^%&^*& film!? The sticker hiding the USB is too cute! what the?! any new clues to the puzzle?

rina v
Thu, 16 Nov 2006 19:48:55 -0800

hey i installed the link for the sony DCR HC20 but i dont no how to upload them into ma cpu i'm using a usb port and so far i only could get webcam i csant import the videos i made

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 20:25:17 -0800

I found the port on my camcorder. I tried to use/connect the USB/cable that comes with our OLYMOUS digital camera D-395 and it fits well. Now my problem is what kind & where can I get the software. Does anybody ahe any idea? And what additional features we can use now. My father-in-law gave this to us before I had my first child. We have so many DVR-RW now but we really cannot do anything to it. It wont play to our DVD players, we can only download the files on our PC but cannot burn it to convert to DVD. I really want to be able to burn the home movies of our daughter & send the copies of DVDs to some relatives. She is 11 months now & her grandparents feels like they missing so much of her. She is the only grandaughter in the family so far & they all leave in US & we are station here in Italy. PLEASE anybody can help me?

Sat, 25 Nov 2006 11:53:40 -0800

I've been following along with the saga of the DCR-DVD92. I have a way to convert the video through USB. The product is called Dazzle. It takes in the red/yellow/white audio visual cables that the DCR offers and converts it into USB. It plugs right in. I have not recorded with it yet, but when I started the program, I saw live video feed from my camcorder on my monitor. They have it at Circuit City. I bought the "Platinum" edition and it comes with software. Have fun!

Wed, 29 Nov 2006 19:29:21 -0800

Guys can we all ask to sony for a hot fix or somthing since we're not hapy with the limitations of there product?
"somthing like FIXED MO@#ER #@@KERS"

Tue, 05 Dec 2006 17:38:44 -0800

Andres, I agree exactly. This thing is actually a step DOWN from a VCR recorder!!! What was Sony thinking?? :( At least with one of those you can EASILY copy a tape, and it can be played in any machine of the appropriate region!

Thu, 07 Dec 2006 17:15:22 -0800

I was chating with a rep of Sony, there is no USB connection for the Sony 92, still we can make the transfert by using the A/V or the finalized video .
Link I founded : How to transfer video and still images from a DVD camcorder to a computer using Audio/Video (A/V) cables.
Please tell if that help, or you found another method ??

Sat, 09 Dec 2006 09:12:38 -0800

The best way is to finalize the Mini DVD +RW & registr it on the PC so we can watch it(In XP)it work with my versionof InterVideo winDVD5.

Sat, 09 Dec 2006 11:00:48 -0800

Did anybody find a working driver for the camera yet?

Yuri Janssen
Sat, 20 Jan 2007 18:08:46 -0800

well my friend borrowed my dvd92 and used a ripper he got off google and had the video up and running on windows media player. i believe he used a ripper? but he changed the format of the files too, i had a non sony dvd in the camera and it worked the only thing was it just kept saying "sony disk recommended" but when i finally got a sony disk it doesn't even load up on the comp. im guessing the ripper is best off, but the images may come out very sloppy and laggy, or even cut off parts of the movies, so keep it short. dunno if i helped, i was actually hopping if anyone could help me with saving the disk to the comp. i would like to be able to have the video on my computer and not have to put the disk in all the time, any suggestions?

try the ripper

Tue, 27 Feb 2007 16:31:20 -0800

I called Sony for everyone to know because i too bought a DCR-DVD92 and I am very mad that it won't connect to my computer. I've tried it on three computers and no go. But i called sont and the guy called me back a day later and he said he talked to the product designer and that guy said that there was one but it was for technical reasons to load all the stuff that you see on the screen. But i know it's possible because my freind has the exact same camera and i did get the movies off through a usb cable, but i just can't remember how. just letting you guys know IT'S POSSIBLE TO GET THINGS OFF THE CAM TO PC THROUGH A USB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fri, 09 Mar 2007 07:37:47 -0800

Dont give up!

Im still trying.

Fri, 09 Mar 2007 08:57:37 -0800

These posts are astounding. You can afford your cameras but can't form a correct sentence written in English? No wonder you're all frustrated, you're all idiots. Also you have no right to complain about a bad purchase that you voluntarily made.


Sat, 10 Mar 2007 12:11:43 -0800

Why do u care? Get off of it. God if your so preoccupied with spelling and grammar they why would you type "someonewhocanspelltheenglishlanguage," you do realize there are spaces after words in the freaking English Language? *umbass.Who cares about your reasoning. People get their point across and thats all that matters.

Sun, 18 Mar 2007 12:24:18 -0800

I just want to say thank you so much, peeling the sticker/netal thing really works!

Fri, 13 Apr 2007 18:23:59 -0700

I just wanted to say that i post a way to transfert the video... but they put it at the end in the track back, go and see, it's so easy!

Tue, 24 Apr 2007 17:21:21 -0700

Arrrrrgh. I can't figure out how to get the videos off my camera. I can rip it, of course, but for some reason not all the files are coming off the DVD when I rip it. I got the fucking plastic tab off the camera to expose the USB port, but now my computer won't recognize it.

I'll post if I find out what to do about this fucker.

Wed, 30 May 2007 18:40:22 -0700

I couldn't get anything done with the USB port--I'll tinker around with it later, but the most luck I had was copying the .VOB and converting it. iSquint is really helpful...

Mediafork's good too, but I could only get it to copy the first thirty five chapters.

Sat, 02 Jun 2007 19:50:13 -0700


Let me clear something up.
The USB PORT is hidden. You must flip open the viewfinder lcd screeen. And look to the right of the "DISP BATT INFO" where there is a silver square. It is a metal sticker that can be pryed off with a small knife. Underneath their is a USB connector. The argument is wether or not this service port can stream any footage to a PC. It may be only good for adjusting the camera's internal pc and nothing more. Though that is very doubtful. [email protected]

C Note
Fri, 29 Jun 2007 12:40:15 -0700

Here is an article I just found on the web. It may help to serve an answer. As Sony seems not interested. My advice, do not buy Sony ever again. It seems clear that they do not respect their camcorder clients. A hot fix would have saved face. But they are not interested.

"I think a USB driver is a USB driver...
by boya84 - 13/11/06 9:25 PM
In reply to: Sony DCR-DVD92 OWNERS!!! LOOK HERE!!!!!!!! by JosephJAD
Is the jack you describe the one on Page 81 (item 6) of the manual? If so, there is a note that indicates, "Except for DCR-DVD92/DVD602"... what this tells me is that the housing is the same for all the cameras covered by the manual: DCR-DVD92/DVD103/DVD203/DVD403/DVD602/DVD653/DVD703/DVD803... but in the case of the DCR-DVD92/DVD602, that jack is not even connected to anything inside the camera. I don't think any computer driver would make an unconnected camera jack work. That said, this USB port is live on all the other cameras...

Also, refer to page 98: "Connecting to a computer (except for DCR-DVD92/DVD602)"... this adds more to my suspicion that the port you refer to on the DVD92 camera is not enabled. No computer drivers will ever make this work. Maybe some camera brain surgery, but there's no USB smarts in there to begin with... otherwise, it would probably be a DVD103 or a 203 or a 403...


C Note
Fri, 29 Jun 2007 12:47:29 -0700

it is connected i opened the camera all ready, but no software if anyone has any other type of issues i do mine makes a noise when totally of and the charging light doesn't come on like it use to. any one know anithing about this?????

Andy Martinez
Sat, 21 Jul 2007 00:01:57 +0000

No direct usb ability, but you can buy an AV to USB adaptor. Merely connect the video cables to this adaptor like you would hook it up to a tv and VIOLA! Comes with ulead software and you're ready to edit. Video Capture: GrabBee X+

Sat, 28 Jul 2007 18:57:37 +0000

Hi Any luck with the damn software? Where r u guys? Need HELP.

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 02:38:26 +0000

don't lose hope. if it's on film i'm sure we'll find a way

Thu, 27 Sep 2007 03:07:39 +0000

well i have the dvd92 I download mine through Click to dvd which came on my sony computer

John Anderson
Sat, 29 Sep 2007 20:50:50 +0000

Right first thing i dont understand is that why would sony bother making a usb prot if they dont have a driver for it?

Senondly is that if you finalize the video i cant find a way that you can get the WHOLE MOVIE onto your computer there are certain parts and most softwares detect the same parts it's really annotin if anyone has a solution for this please help me out I BEGGGGGG OF EVERYONE. LOL.

Sun, 28 Oct 2007 17:47:10 +0000

Can any one help me to find out the USB port thru a picture.

Tue, 13 Nov 2007 10:04:56 +0000

Hey all of you, my handycam is still under warranty, but if is anyone that knows what to do to get to the PCB(Printed Circuit Board) and get the number off the usb chip controller I wuold be more than glad to find the driver for that chip if any and put an end to all this!!! thank you for your help

Wed, 02 Jan 2008 23:17:44 +0000

HOLY SH*T!!! I JUST CONNECTED AN IOMEGA EXTERNAL HDD TO THIS USB PORT AND WAS ABLE TO RECORD FOR 5 HOURS AND COULD HAVE DONE MORE. WHAT A COOL FEATURE. I had it set up on a tripod. This kinda makes it not portable anymore...which is taking the Handy out of the cam...but...f it. Can't believe that I'm the first moron to try this...


Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:18:14 +0000

The simple solution is a video DVD Recorder I'm a storm spotter and i use it to send video to the TV station the name of it is (DAZZLE DVD Recorder), what's nice about this program is that you can make movies like you see on TV , you use a green screen to videotape the person talking and transpose it to the video then you have the person in front of the picture or the video that you took talking about the video is pretty cool. and it has a lot of other special features , you plug up to it just as if he were plug and up to your VCR , and it works on the DDR-DVD92, and the price is reasonable under $60.00 after taxes . Check your best buy store they carry it there .

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Thu, 15 May 2008 19:53:14 +0000

FREEDOM79: I have tried that and it`s not working... give us details like what kind of external drive you have used and what kind of cables ?

So... The camera is a guest type USB device, you cannot connect another guest device to it... electrically speaking it`s not working. Please post for us a youtube movie how did you do it if what you say it`s true.

Now for the IDIOTS:
IF you don`t have this camera, please do not post crap or shitty thoughts of yours... like low quality or... cannot use the dvd`s or... no endurance...

I am shooting about 4-5 hours / week - every week since 3 years ago and it works great ! no disk errors, no mechanical errors, even if I have used this camera in extreme conditions and temperatures of -15C ... +40C (I still use some of the DVD-RWs bought 3 years ago with the camera)
I bought 3 stamina battery so I have at least 8 hours energy which gives me enough power for a week - less if I use a lamp attached on the AI connector.

I use the "VR" mode when formatting the DVD-RW to work with (check the MENU -> FORMAT - you dumb ass or go read a user manual)
When I`m done with recording, I use SOFTWARE like Ulead Video Studio 10 or NERO VISION (part of Nero Burning software) or EDIUS Disk Capture or Intervideo DVD, etc.... ANY DVD EDITTING PROGRAM will "know the dvd format"

If you use de "VIDEO" mode for the disk ... remember to fucking close the session on the camera !!! Read the manual you morron... I personally hate this shitty crap heads which don`t know what they are talking about but they believe that they are professionals...

for $500 this was the best camera (3 years ago) in it`s class OF QUALITY (handycam ultra portable) - DVD Quality
I still use it and I love it (even if I have a professional HVR-Z1 now)

There was someone which said that only 15 minutes for a god quality ??? I use 8cm DVD-DL-RW disks which gives me about 45 minutes of high quality... isn`t this the time for a DVCAM ??? an alternate method is to use Double Side Disk.

Now the tough question for stupids: if you drop your tapes in water... can you recover good image from them ???
I dropped my DVDs in water (i was shooting on a lake)... I got my DVDs back, wiped them with a cotton cloth and i was able to download them without problems....

SO back to our sheeps...

Connecting this USB port to my computer (it IS usb - it has the USB sign next to the port) the computer says "Sony USB Device" and starts searching for drivers...
I don`t know what is supposed to be it`s use. here is some info:

USB 2.0 class (means it`s fast)
device ID: USB\VID_054C&PID_01BF\5&F7BE307&0&7
hardware ID: USB\VID_054C&PID_01BF&Rev_0001
Compatible ID: USB\Class_08&SubClass_ff&Prot_01
Capabilities: CM_DEVCAP_REMOVABLE -----> this drawn my attention - this means it`s seen as an external storage device (USB external DVD ?)

Now if any programmer around can use this information, will be great!
I don`t need to download through USB since I am working with the disks externally ...

Da Stetch
Mon, 20 Oct 2008 23:19:57 +0000

Oviosly somewhere down the line after they were made and before they were distriputed sony changed their mind about having a usb connection for this model seeing how its was hidden and it took me five minutes to peel the sticker off.

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 08:04:00 +0000


Thu, 19 Feb 2009 22:40:17 +0000

I too am stuck with this rediculus camcorder!!!!
I have tried lots of ripping/converting/editing streaming software's which no luck yet.
After reading through everyone's posts I found the USB port last night which in my opinion is a waste of time.
I do have a connecter called EasyCap (google it) which has 3 Aux ends and a USB end which i am working with now, i can stream though but the audio isn't coming through as the software i have with it (Ulead VS 8 SE) doesnt like vista so hopefully if i get an update verson of this software i can work with it.

Will be in touch

Wed, 27 May 2009 14:01:30 +0000

I am now able to work with my camcorder footage on my PC!!!

Finalize the disc, pop it in your drive, Ulead VideoStudio 11

As we speak my footage is being uploaded to Youtube... happy days.

Thu, 28 May 2009 09:29:29 +0000

Hi guys. The USB port under that grey cover will NOT work for normal use, and there are NO drivers that will allow you to access the disc data. The USB port is purely for accessing the camera programming when servicing the camera. I know this for a fact because I have repaired this model before, and this is why the USB port is hidden behind a secret cover. The only way to get the footage off onto PC is to finalise the disc, then put it into your PC DVD drive.

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 00:49:58 +0000

please could you let me know how I might use my Sony dcr-dvd92e as a web cam, I found the hidden usb port? What does it do? also an A/V port below the lense at the front. It was a gift with nothing but the charger.
Any Help would be very kind thankyou.

Temmer Amin
Sat, 23 Jan 2010 17:23:37 +0000

I still can not find the usb driver for the DCR-DVD92. I have gone to the links provided in this forum, but they have all be unsuccessful. Has anyone found this driver? Of course I have tried sony and they say this port does not exist. How frustrating!!!
thank you in advance to anyone who can provide me any information.

duana foster
Mon, 15 Feb 2010 15:31:13 +0000

I own this 92e since 2006 and still use it.
the driver is:
Sony Corp Sony Seus USB Driver
(WinRT for USB)

you can also find it by searching

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