Unable to play .avi's from my camera.

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Kevdela, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. Kevdela

    Kevdela Guest

    My HP 735 uses .avi format for video files. When I upload them to my PC all
    I get is a green screen. I can hear the audio. The playback works fine on
    the camera's display tho. Other .avi's I've downloaded from the net work
    fine. I tried the video's with the ATI file player (latest version) and
    with Windows media player. I tried adding some up to date codec as well,
    but still get a green screen. Its a nice green, but I would rather see the
    videos I took.
    Has anyone come across this problem, or have a potential fix?
    Or does anyone know of a freeware .avi to .mpg converter?

    Thanks!
     
    Kevdela, Jun 16, 2004
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    Lionel Guest

    The problem with movie modes on most cameras is that they usually use
    weird codecs that are prone to compatibility problems.
    No promises, but my guess would be that your HP codec doesn't like the
    video mode on your PC. Try changing to a 24 or 32 bit colour mode & see
    if that helps. In order of 'most compatible' to 'least compatible', the
    modes are 24 bit colour, 32 bit colour, then 16 bit colour.
    Many codecs don't like dual-screens either. If you are running 2
    screens, try moving the player to the other screen.
     
    Lionel, Jun 16, 2004
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  3. |Kibo informs me that "Kevdela" <> stated that:
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    |>My HP 735 uses .avi format for video files. When I upload them to my PC all
    |>I get is a green screen. I can hear the audio. The playback works fine on
    |
    |The problem with movie modes on most cameras is that they usually use
    |weird codecs that are prone to compatibility problems.

    Download GSpot (freeware). Give a path to an avi file inside program and
    then it will show you which codec (video or audio) you'll need...
     
    Bill Lukic Duke, Jun 22, 2004
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