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Can not see the videos in the Flip Share window

We bought a HD mini Flip Video recorder and I installed the Flip Share software. I copied all of the videos off the camera to my C:\Videos folder. But when I open FlipShare, I do not see any options to navigate to that folder and there are no videos to play in Flip Share. How does it know where to get the videos from on the hard drive?

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  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    I have the same problem with the software on my work laptop but it works fine on my home PC so I think it may be something to do with compatability issues.



    I have reported the issue to FlipMino and will update you if they give a solution

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    Mine does the same thing. The software says there are (0 videos) on the camera, when there are actually 20.

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Connect your flip video camcorder to your computer via the usb arm. you will find your video files in FLIPVIDEO(F:)->DCIM folder. Just copy your videos to your computer.

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We will need to try to uninstall and reinstall the FlipShare program on your Macintosh computer. To do this please try the following:

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If you are receiving the message, "Unable to update database file," when upgrading to FlipShare 5.6, there may be a corrupted file within your existing FlipShare database.

Please try the following to upgrade to the current version of FlipShare and import your videos into the application.


1. Copy your entire FlipShare Data folder onto your desktop or another drive
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2. Delete the FlipShare Data folder from your "Username">Movies>Flip Share Data>

3. Uninstall FlipShare
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4. Reboot your computer

5. Click on the link and follow the on-screen instructions to install FlipShare 5.6 onto your computer

For Macintosh systems (including Snow Leopard): http://download.theflip.com/update.theflip.com/app/fvsw/561/update/Setup_FlipShare.dmg

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Solved - I had the same problem.

The original "Flip Video For PC" software that came preinstalled on my Flip worked fine. But after being nagged to "upgrade" to FlipShare, I experienced the same crash problem mentioned here. Even worse, the FlipShare installation nuked the original program files from the Flip!

In my case, I think my computer's processor did not meet the minimum system requirements of the newer FlipShare software. The original "Flip Video For PC" software requires a 2Ghz P4 or higher; the FlipShare software says it requires a dual-core 4Ghz or higher. So when the FlipShare software tries to load the ippvideodecoder.ax module on an under-powered processor, it just crashes. Bad design.

I bet that most of the people posting this same problem here have processors that are "borderline".

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Disclaimer: I assume no responsibility if you screw up your Flip or lose your videos. I can only tell you this method worked for me.

1) Use Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs to uninstall FlipShare and 3vix.

2) Download "Flip Video For PC" v3.7 from here:
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3) Follow the written instructions here for formatting your Flip and reinstalling the software:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYc8N3dmxhU

Important: this guy tells you how to back up any existing videos on your Flip BEFORE you format it.

After formatting, I had some initial trouble with the installation not finding my (empty) Flip. Here's a workaround: the installation creates a folder called "FlipVideo Updater Support Files", and within that a subfolder called "files_to_install". Copy the entire contents of that subfolder to the root of your Flip. Re-run the installation and it should now be recognized.

4) Bonus: once you've got the old software reinstalled and working, you may want to disable the annoying "Upgrade To FlipShare" nag screen that bugs you every time you run the software. Simply browse your Flip and delete the following file:

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I hope this info is helpful to those who experienced the same problem. Flip tech support people are absolutely clueless.

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