Samsung digital video camera file playback

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by andyb, May 17, 2008.

  1. andyb

    andyb Guest

    Hi

    I have just bought a new hard-drive digital video camera (actual an SD
    card camera rather than built-in disk).

    My main reason for wanting such a camera is so I can simply drag and
    drop the files on to my PC and save/view/upload them from there. I can
    easily transfer the files on to PC either by USB or direct from the SD
    card. They are in mp4 format, which open in Quicktime by default.

    Unfortunately the videos don't play. They just start and then freeze
    after a couple of seconds. Even using the 'Cyberlink' software that
    came with the camera, it's just jerky and then freezes totally. I
    wondered if it was because the files are too big or something - so
    changed the quality setting on the camera right down from 'Super fine'
    to 'standard'. No difference.

    Should I not be able to watch these videos back on my PC? Or am I
    doing something wrong?

    Any help would be gratefully received.
     
    andyb, May 17, 2008
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    andyb Guest

    ......... I've noticed that the files being produced are big - perhaps
    unsurprisingly for an HD camera - over 100mb for a clip of about 60-
    seconds. I'm guessing might well be a factor. But even on the lowest
    quality setting they are un-viewable on PC. All works fine through the
    TV by the way.
     
    andyb, May 17, 2008
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    Netmask Guest

    check out MP4CAMtoAVI a free program that can downconvert them for easier
    editing. SONY Vegas 8 should be able to handle the files and probably Ulead
    11.5
     
    Netmask, May 18, 2008
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