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SonyHandycam files saved as wav and mpeg files

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#1 rksincharlotte


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Posted 12 March 2010 - 01:21 PM

On my computer hard drive, I now have wav files and mpeg files that I have downloaded from my Handycam. DCR-SX41

I can see that some of the files are saved as Windows Media Audio/Video files. I did that by accident because I had downloaded some files earlier that wouldn't open (mpeg files), so when I downloaded and while the downloading window was still open, I searched around and did a conversion to wav files.

The wav files open, and I can hear the audio and see the picture. Good.

So, now I have these mpeg files, and with each there are also two small files, and I can't remember the extension. When I click on the mpeg files that are stored on my computer, I get the Player can't open message, and nothing else is offered.

I'm running out of space on the hard drive, I'm going crazy trying to remember which is which, and I think that some of the mpeg files have NOT been converted but I can't figure out how to 1. open to check that I haven't already converted them, and 2. convert them.

Obviously, I only know enough to be dangerous.

Thanks in advance for weighing in.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 12 March 2010 - 02:43 PM

WMP can open video files, as long as it's the default selection...and the proper codecs are in the system. I suspect that you need to install codecs package.


Mpeg files...come as a single file. They do not come in pairs of sub-files, they can be split into audio and video components...but they should not normally be so.

Per Sony, output is SD (not HD).

Post the file extensions involved, please.


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