WAIT - Read the Required Files section before downloading this file.

Required Downloads

Unless stated otherwise, the file listed below must be installed BEFORE the DVDirect® VRD-VC20 Firmware Update for Video Capturing in order for it to work properly. If more than one Required file is listed, install them in the order presented on this page.

Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • VRD-VC20

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility updates the VRD-VC20 firmware to version 1308 for video capturing support.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 2000
  • Windows® XP

File Info

File Name

  • VC201308.EXE

File Version

  • 1308

File Size

  • 1.52 MB

Release Date

  • 03-23-2010

Before You Start


Important Notes

  • WARNING!! Do not turn off the drive or the computer during the update process.
  • In order to install this firmware update, the DVDirect VRD-VC20 Video Capturing Plug-in must be installed. A link to the DVDirect VRD-VC20 Video Capturing Plug-in is available in the You May Need This section above.
  • Please ensure the DVDirect drive is connected to your computer, powered on, and properly detected by the computer. Please see "Connecting the drive to a computer" in the Operating Instructions for more information about using the drive as an external DVD drive.
  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.

Download & Install


Download and Installation Instructions

  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  2. Download the VC201308.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  3. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the VC201308.EXE file to begin the installation.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to extract the files to the desired location.
  5. At the "WinZip Self-Extractor - VC201308.EXE" dialog, click the "Browse" button to locate and select the desired location to save the extracted files, then click "Unzip".
  6. At the "2 file(s) unzipped successfully" dialog, click "OK", and then click "Close".
  7. Go to the directory where the 2 files were extracted, open the "vrdup1308" folder, and double-click the "vrdup1308.exe" file to start the installer.
  8. The firmware update application will detect the current firmware version and display both the current and new versions.

    Note: If the current firmware version is "1308", it is not necessary to perform the update. To close the application, click "Exit"

  9. At the "SONY VRD-VC20 Updater v1308" screen, click "Update".

    IMPORTANT: Do not turn off the drive or the computer during the update process.

  10. Wait for the "Status:" window to display "Update OK", and then click "Exit" to finish.

The installation of the DVDirect VRD-VC20 Firmware Update for Video Capturing is complete.