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Cannot film movies/take pics, but can record sound (corrupted folders?)

My camera (GZ-MC100) stopped partially working. I was able to take pictures and view them but not film/view movies. When I tried to film st. it said st. like video management was corrupted. When I tried to restore it hanged up and the green light started flashing on the camera. I pulled out the batery, but same problem repeated many times. I run a chkdsk on disk and it found some corrupted files, so I said it to fix it, but it changed DCIM folder to a file. Now I am not able to take picture nor film anything. I can see in view mode, that there isn't any movie, but can see boxes for pictures. However when I switch to camera mode, there aren't even boxes for the pictures which looks st. was deleted on the disk (also say No image files). If I switch to a mode where I should take a pictures/film movie, there is sign "please wait" ,the raining effect appears on the display and the green lights start flashing (1 together with 3rd and 2nd). I tried to hold Mode & Menu buttons for 5 secs. but doesn't reset anything, and all 3 lights will start flashing after a while. However still can record/playback sound. Now the structure of the folder is as follow: .Trashes DCIM (empty) DCVC (empty) |--101JVCMC (empty) EXTMOV FOUND.000 SD_VIDEO |--MGRINFO--| | |--MGR_DATA | |--PRG_MGR |--PRG001--| | |--PRG001.PGI .DS_Store .DS_Store Any advice strongly appreciated.

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SOURCE: Broken video management file/ recording failure

Although the instructions don’t make it clear, it seems to be important that the camera is turned off before you connect or disconnect the USB cable. The instructions do mention that you should not delete or rename files on the camera except in the EXT_MOV folder. The camera’s firmware is apparently quite fragile about file names and the presence of the extra hidden folders that both the Windows and Macintosh operating systems create when you delete something.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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I had the same problem & just installed windows vista updates for Intel corporation which was an optional update, it has finally fixed my problem with the green lines!

Posted on May 26, 2008

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SOURCE: screen says video management file is broken

Gary - not an answer - but mine just started doing the same thing. It was working perfectly fine and one day I turned it on and this message pops up. I've tried everything to reset or "fix" the problem, but it just keeps giving me the same message. This is happening in the video mode and when I press the button to review videos. I'm getting on the phone with JVC today to try and figure this out...hopefully it won't result in having to send the camera anywhere. I'll report back if I get any useable advice.


Posted on Jun 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Video Playback on a Everio GZ-MG57U

Sounds like you just need to upgrade your codecs. I use media player classic or VLC media player so I've never had these "not" play. Also another thing you will run into is the widescreen not showing properly when it does work. You have to convert the video to proper divx format with Xillisoft video converter in order for it to appear in 16:9 in all players. Makes the files 1/10 of the size too with little quality loss. Make sure you get the newest divx and xvid codecs, or a media player codec pack (easily found in google).

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: screen says video management file is broken

I just read on a review site that this camera shuts down in loud situations. I tried to use it mounted to my harley and am getting that error as well,I'm going to try turning off the mike(since the sound will have to be redubbeb anyway. I'll let you know..

Posted on Sep 06, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a JVC GZ-MG330. Today I was recording, and

Do not be that worried, in this case you still have chance to get back those video chips and you may need video recovery software to help, here are some programs you may rely on. Both programs can also recover photo and music files.

Video Photo Recovery Software (for Windows)
Mac Video Photo Recovery Software (for Mac OS X)

Take the memory card or stick out and connect to your computer via a card reader. Before your videos are recovered, do not attempt to save more files to the JVC memory card or stick in case the original files(your videos) are overwritten.

Posted on Dec 21, 2010

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Here you go:

1. Connect you usb to you computer and camcorder
2. Camcorder ask do you want to playback, backup, create dvd, direct print.... Choose playback
3. Option pops up on your computer.. Select "Take No Action"
4. Go into My Computer and open the E: or Everio_HDD
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6. Change the file extension to .MPG

** If you find yourself having issues changing the file extension, open my computer... select tools... go to folder options.... un-check "Hide extension for known file types", check it back when your finished if you have kids.. I do for my computer.***

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