I'm a middle aged beginner using my very first, recently acquired, hand-me-down computer. I don't even know what brand of computer or version of windows I'm using, nor how to find out. The sheer depth of my ignorance in all matters digital cannot be overstated, so anyone kind or brave enough to try to help me should perhaps bear that in mind, as you may find it a frustrating experience. But, if you like a challenge, here is my problem...
I recently bought my first digital camera, a Panasonic Lumix TZ9. I can "upload(?)" recorded images/movies into my computer from the camera without difficulty, even though the optional ways to do this are confusing. Should I choose to View Files In PhotoFun? Windows Media? Neither is intuitive or user friendly, but either way I am able to view the results in My Pictures no problem, although movies will only play properly in VLC Media Player. Windows Media player gives only sound without visual, and PhotoFun, the supplied Panasonic software, is unwatchably jerky. This seems ridiculous, and I would have assumed that I or my computer were at fault were it not for the fact that this is apparently a common problem. I can also (eventually!) manage to "burn" these images to a CD, but when I play the CD back, although the still images seem fine, the movie clips won't play at all, not even in VLC. Am I doing something wrong, or do I need some sort of "Add-On"?
This is my first question in what looks like being a long, painful learning curve. Sincere thanks in advance to anyone who can help me along the way.
Edited by Pearguy, 16 May 2011 - 11:13 AM.