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irishguywi Apr 23, 2006 1:25 PM

I have what I consider to be an odd problem here.
I record video on my new S2 IS...love the camera by the way...and it looks great on the camera, and on my laptop. But when I bring it over to my desktop, it is choppy...both video and sound. I have tried it through Windows Media Player 10, and through WMP Classic...neither have made a difference.

Here's the odd thing. I have no trouble with any other videos. AVI, MPEG, DIVX...everything else works without a hitch.

Has anyone else run into this? I have scoured Google for a solution, but have yet to find one...so now I turn to you!

Thanks in advance for your help!
Chris

VAtechtigger Apr 23, 2006 8:07 PM

thats an odd problem. should play without a hitch. What about the video off your S2 on another computer? That would at least rule out the video being corrupt on the camera end.

irishguywi Apr 24, 2006 9:11 AM

it looks perfect on my laptop, which is slightly less powerful of a machine...

that is why i am so confused!!!

as another test, I tried playing it using QuickTime on my desktop last night. It ran perfectly. So maybe I just need to use QT for viewing?

zygh Apr 25, 2006 4:39 AM

During filming, can you zoom with the S2?

irishguywi Apr 25, 2006 9:52 AM

yes.
in situations where it is quiet, you can hear the zoom functioning.

however when there is enough ambient noise (at a concert or a bar, etc...) you cannot hear the zoom over the music.

montana500 Apr 28, 2006 8:27 PM

Irishguy, try this media player - it's the best one there is, and requires no codecs( it also has very low system resource useage):

http://www.videolan.org/



irishguywi Apr 29, 2006 11:10 AM

thank you very much montana500

that player is amazing!!!


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