I have used my JVC digital camcorder with my Sony Vaio laptop for years to play back video footage direct from the camera using DVGate software which came with the Vaio (I did have to download a Texas Insts. codec to get the camera and laptop to speak to one another).
I now have a DELL laptop with WinXP Pro and connect the camera up via firewire. The laptop recognises it but I can't find any way of playing back my video footage without first doing a capture. Surely there must be a simple way with WMP/winamp to view what I've just shot... but I can't find it. All I want to do is view full-screen playback.I don't want/need to capture (but I do have Pinnacle Studio DV, that just opens a small window which won't resize to full screen). Please help. Many many thanks :