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I bought a new Camcorder a few months back & have recently filled it up. I went to download the videos & was successful. But can not veiw them on my computer. Seems I recorded in avchd format (should have used MP4 format)-& my computer apparently does not support it.But it plays good on Hi Definition TV.  What good are the videos if I can not veiw or burn them to disc & watch them when I want to?. I have seen file conversion downloads on internet. But I just wanted to know what is the most practical solution is?. Will upgrading my windows to get the latest media player help? I know Im not the only one recording in this format. What does everyone else do in this situation?  Thanks.

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you should ask @hoggeek or @chambliss



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download and install VLC Media player from here http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

it has played every video/music file ive thrown at it.

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http://www.winxdvd.c...vchd-player.htm

this site discusses video players for the file format you're discussing  the reason i recommend vlc is because it has all the codecs within it and you wont have to install any additional codecs. just open your files in vlc and enjoy.

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Install VLC Player as noted above or you can install the K-Lite Codec Pack, which is what I use.

http://codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

Install the Mega Pack and that's about every codec you could ever think of. Then you can just watch it in your favorite media player.

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View Postgchamblee, on 04 November 2012 - 02:40 AM, said:

http://www.winxdvd.c...vchd-player.htm

this site discusses video players for the file format you're discussing  the reason i recommend vlc is because it has all the codecs within it and you wont have to install any additional codecs. just open your files in vlc and enjoy.
Well thank you !!!   I appreciate the info. I will probably download the vic, just for your reasons above.

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View PostBenny, on 04 November 2012 - 08:00 AM, said:

Install VLC Player as noted above or you can install the K-Lite Codec Pack, which is what I use.

http://codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

Install the Mega Pack and that's about every codec you could ever think of. Then you can just watch it in your favorite media player.
Thanks Benny, I appreciate it.

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VLC is great. It plays porn no matter the format.

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View PostBenny, on 04 November 2012 - 08:00 AM, said:

Install VLC Player as noted above or you can install the K-Lite Codec Pack, which is what I use.

http://codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

Install the Mega Pack and that's about every codec you could ever think of. Then you can just watch it in your favorite media player.
Can I ask a secondary question? Probably will be a silly question, but here goes.The players you & gchamblee mentioned are mainly for vewing on my computer, correct? If I burn a DVD to play else where. Whatever player I use will still have to support the original format-(avchd). Correct?  This was just more of a curiosity question. Sometimes I send DVD's to my parents & wonder if they will be able to veiw them. Thanks again for your help.

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View PostBigdaddydog1, on 04 November 2012 - 08:21 AM, said:

Can I ask a secondary question? Probably will be a silly question, but here goes.The players you & gchamblee mentioned are mainly for vewing on my computer, correct? If I burn a DVD to play else where. Whatever player I use will still have to support the original format-(avchd). Correct?  This was just more of a curiosity question. Sometimes I send DVD's to my parents & wonder if they will be able to veiw them. Thanks again for your help.

Right. If you install a codec on your computer, the video will only play on your computer. If you move the file elsewhere in the same format, the new computer will also have to support that codec.

Now if you burn it as a DVD, which means you would be changing formats, then it will likely play everywhere since DVDs play in everything.

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View PostTHE_KRIEG, on 04 November 2012 - 08:13 AM, said:

VLC is great. It plays porn no matter the format.
LoL, I will keep that in mind!

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View PostBenny, on 04 November 2012 - 08:22 AM, said:

Right. If you install a codec on your computer, the video will only play on your computer. If you move the file elsewhere in the same format, the new computer will also have to support that codec.

Now if you burn it as a DVD, which means you would be changing formats, then it will likely play everywhere since DVDs play in everything.
Thanks alot--I have learned something today! I appreciate it

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Install Handbrake to not just view it, but convert it from any format to any other.

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Psh, still using digital recorders? Lame. I use this fancy new tech called VHS.
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View PostTHE_KRIEG, on 04 November 2012 - 08:13 AM, said:

VLC is great. It plays porn no matter the format.


And that's what's really important. Who hasn't wanted to throw their PC out the window after a long-ass download that resulted in getting a file format you couldn't play?