Convert Mini DVD
to DVD or Digital Files

Timeless DVD transfers Mini DVD camcorder discs to DVD and digital, including MP4 and AVI computer files. Convert your Mini DVDs and free your home video today!

Raise your hand if your family had a Mini DVD camcorder.

Mini DVDs were super convenient. But Mini DVD problems only get worse with age:

Mini DVD camcorders are simply not a long-term home video option.

Take charge of your Mini DVDs!
We offer 3 options:

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Duplicate to DVD

Copy one Mini DVD to one regular DVD.

  • Preserves original menus from Mini DVD.
  • Preserves all chapter stops from Mini DVD.
  • Exact video and audio quality from Mini DVD.
  • Exact data from Mini copied directly to full-size disc.
  • Your choice of four packaging options to save on cost.
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Combine to DVD

Combine multiple Minis to a regular DVD.

  • Combine up to 3 Minis on one standard size DVD.
  • Saves cost and space in your home.
  • Exact video and audio quality from Mini DVDs.
  • Full-color, new motion menus and chapters, including separate menus for each Mini's content.
  • Full-color packaging, including genuine DVD case and your choice of our templates.
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Convert to Video Files

Convert your Mini DVDs to video files for sharing, editing, watching, and preserving.

  • Multiple video file types available to fit your needs.
  • Discount pricing on multiple file types from the same Mini.
  • Multiple delivery options available, including free digital download (MP4 only) and USB Flash and hard drives.
  • Send in your own hard drive for your project, 100% free!
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"But I have a really weird Mini DVD type..."

If your Mini DVD looks like any of these (or many others)...

Mini Sony DVD-RW
Mini Memorex discs
Mini Verbatim DVD
Mini Fuji discs
Mini Philips DVD
Mini Maxell DVD
Mini Ridata discs
Mini Sony DVD-R
Mini TDK DVD
Mini Philips DVD

We can convert it!

Get all this when you convert your Mini DVDs:

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Combine and save big

We can combine your Minis to regular DVD discs. Combining saves you money and creates a smaller collection of DVDs that take up less space in your house. The big box video services refuse to combine Minis because they make more money if they don't.

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Mini problems: solved!

We have encountered every problem imaginable with the many Mini orders we've handled in the past 15 years. Basic recovery of problem discs is included free of charge. We also provide Mini finalization and extensive disc recovery services for a small fee.

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Free archiving

We store your finished DVD forever, for FREE. No subscription fee or complicated account needed to order additional copies. If anything happens to your DVD, your memories are backed up and protected, and we can create another DVD copy for you anytime.

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The best DVD discs in the biz

Our transfer service exclusively uses JVC/Taiyo Yuden blank DVD media, which is the highest-rated disc out there. Why does this matter? Because better disc quality means greater longevity and wider compatibility with DVD players.

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DVD cases you'll love

We provide full-color, glossy packaging, featuring your choice of our 50+ templates. Add as much title information to the cover as you want! Back covers display screenshots from your Minis. We only use authentic Amaray DVD cases - no cheap cardboard packaging here!

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Video files for every need

If you opt to convert your Mini DVDs to video files instead of regular DVDs, we can provide files that you can easily share, edit, watch, or archive. We don't just offer MP4 files like most companies - we can do AVI, MOV, ISO, MKV, or whatever works best for you.

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How does Timeless DVD's Mini DVD service compare?

Most of the large digital transfer companies don't offer extensive Mini DVD options because they are focused on transferring photos, film, or tapes to DVD.
Here's how we stack up to the big box and drugstore services and the most prominent online video transfer companies.

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Prices accurate as of July 2019.

As you can see above, only Timeless DVD:

  • Charges the least to convert a single Mini DVD.
  • Offers multiple packaging options for 1:1 Mini-to-DVD copies to save on cost.
  • Combines Minis to regular DVDs to save on cost.
  • Convert Minis to multiple kinds of digital files for sharing, editing, and other uses.

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Cornell University
Wildlife Conservation Society
Springfield Hospital
Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
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the University of Pennsylvania
Rohm and Haas
Fort Mifflin
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
United States Department of Justice
Kaleidoscope Publishing
Council Rock School District
the Million Mom March
Lycoming College
Olde Towne Carolers
Merion Golf Club

How It Works

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Fill Out Order Form

Just fill out our simple order form by hand or on your computer. No complicated account setup or password required.

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Send In Your Mini DVDs

Pack your Mini DVDs and order form in a padded envelope or box and ship it to us. We recommend using UPS or FedEx for safety.

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We Convert Your Minis

We'll convert your Mini DVDs to regular DVDs or files - whatever your preference! All using our high-quality video conversion techniques.

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Enjoy Your Video!

We'll ship your new files or DVDs (and original Minis) back to you, and you can start sharing, editing, or watching your videos!

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Transfer Mini DVD

Combine Mini DVDs to DVD

Save space and cost by combining up to 3 of your Mini DVDs onto one easy-to-watch DVD that includes:

  • Exact same video and audio quality as your original Mini DVDs
  • Scene selections menu, with animated chapters, for each original Mini
  • Full-color DVD cover with as much title information for each Mini as you want
  • Your choice of one of our design templates (photo of your choice optional)
  • Authentic Amaray DVD case in color of your choice
  • High-quality, long-lasting JVC/Taiyo Yuden DVD disc
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"Timeless DVD was outstanding! They treated our memories as if they were their own personal memories. Years of home videos converted to DVD video. They were understanding, considerate, sensitive to every detail. One of my best investments and money well spent with Timeless DVD."

Dennis Weiner, Hummelstown, PA

Copy Mini DVD

Copy Mini DVDs to DVD

Want to keep your Mini DVDs' onscreen menus, dates, and chapters, as well as the original video quality? Simply choose to copy each of your Minis to a regular-size DVD. This option features multiple packaging choices that save on cost:

  • Disc in paper sleeve with black text
  • Disc and case with black text
  • Disc in paper sleeve with full color printing
  • Disc and case with full color printing
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"The preservation of my family's precious memories was very important to us. Timeless DVD did a wonderful job converting our video (almost 9 hours worth), packaging them, and returning them to us by mail. Timeless DVD's price was very low compared to the high quality of the returned product. The price, the product, and the professionalism make us unhesitatingly recommend Timeless DVD."

Barry Stephens, Fairfax, VA

Mini DVD to digital files

Convert Mini DVDs to Video Files

Going digital? We can convert your Minis to video files that work for every possible need, including sharing online, editing on your computer, watching without a disc, and simple preservation. Our disc conversion service features:

  • Multiple file types, including MP4, AVI, MOV, MPEG-2, MKV, and ISO
  • Mac and Windows compatible
  • Discounts available when 2+ file types is ordered from a Mini
  • Multiple file delivery options, including Dropbox free download and Flash and hard drives
  • Send in your own hard or thumb drive, 100% free!
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Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of Mini DVDs can you convert, combine, or duplicate?

We can handle any Mini DVD that was filmed on a U.S. or Canadian video camera (NTSC video), including all brands (Verbatim, Sony, Memorex, etc.) and formats (DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, etc.) Note that if your disc is double-sided or dual-layer, it counts as 2 Minis.

Why should I choose Timeless DVD to convert my Mini DVDs?

Timeless DVD provides complete Mini DVD services. Camcorder Mini DVD is not a technology that most other companies offer extensively. If they do offer it, most will only provide a straight 1:1 duplication (i.e., copy one Mini to a full-size DVD) and often that can be very pricey ($25 at Walmart!). Few companies will combine multiple Minis to a regular DVD, and even fewer offer finalization and disc recovery services. Conversion to video files is really hard to find!
We have worked with many Mini DVD movie orders from customers over the past 15 years - some consisting of 50+ discs - and so we are very comfortable with the format. Your Mini DVDs are in the best possible hands here. Timeless DVD has been a leader in digital conversions for over 15 years.

How many Mini DVDs will fit on a regular size DVD?

We can combine up to 3 Minis on one DVD. Note that this count applies to single-sided or single-layer Mini DVDs. If your Minis are double-sided or dual layer, that counts as TWO Minis.

What's the quality of a Mini DVD conversion to video files?

Honestly, pretty darn good - but don't take our word for it. Check out the samples below. All videos are from real customers' Mini DVDs, converted to MP4 format, and uploaded to YouTube. For even better examples (that bypass YouTube's processing), request our sample files.

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Do I have to finalize my Minis? What if the camcorder doesn't work?

Mini DVDs must be "finalized" by the original camcorder or they cannot be read by other DVD drives. So we require that your Mini DVDs are finalized or our drives cannot read them. If you don't know how to finalize your discs, send in your camcorder along with your Minis and we can finalize the discs for $5 per Mini. If your camcorder no longer works, we will need to perform our disc recovery process to retrieve as much of the video from the Minis as we can ($20 per Mini). If you have many unfinalized Minis, we may be able to work with you on a set price for this service.

My Mini DVD doesn't play right in my DVD player. Can you fix it?

Our normal video extraction process will flag any Mini that contains errors. If the errors are minimal, we can usually work around them and retrieve as much of the video as possible. You might lose up to 30 seconds at one or more spots on the disc, but most of the disc's video is often salvageable. This is free and included in our regular services.
If a Mini disc is in worse condition (or unfinalized) and we have significant trouble working with it, we offer Mini DVD recovery service for $20 per single-sided disc. Mini DVDs are notorious for becoming unplayable – even by the camcorder that originally recorded them! The failure is normally associated with the start of the 1.4GB DVD disk not being written correctly or becoming unreadable over time.
However, we are often able to recover part or even all of the video on the Mini DVD disc – even ones that have not been finalized. Keep in mind that we will recover as much video as we can for the $20 fee, and it is not guaranteed that we will be able to recover everything. (If we can't recover anything, there is no charge.)
If you can, please give us a heads-up on any disc that isn't working right and we will work to achieve the best solution.

Are Mini DVDs the same as Mini DV tapes?

No. Mini DV video is a small camcorder tape that was also very popular in the late '90s and 2000s. Mini DVD is an actual, miniature DVD disc. They look very different. Like most formats of consumer video tapes, including VHS, Mini DV to DVD conversion is a very popular service. Many video conversion services will transfer MiniDV video to DVD or digital, but Mini DVD disc service is harder to find.

Visit our FAQ page to learn more and get help regarding our Mini DVD services.

Why We Rock

never outsourced

Never Outsourced

All work is done on-site in our Pennsylvania studio, so you always know exactly where your Minis are. We have never had an order lost or damaged.

No account setup

No Account Setup

Just mail in our simple order form with your discs. No complicated online account setup, no forced login, no password to remember! Placing a Mini DVD order is super-easy.

15 years experience

15+ Years Experience

Our video transfer service opened in 2003. That's almost 2 decades of Mini DVDs transferred for customers just like you. Visit our Reviews to see 100+ comments and photos of real projects we've created.

made in the USA

Made in the USA

We're proud to be a small business in Pennsylvania! We can offer you higher quality, flexibility, and personal attention a superstore can't.

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