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Images on the SOny DCR SR 100 HDD camcorder show as boxes.

I plugged in the USB from the Camcorder to the computer. Selected "open the folder to view the files". Selected all the movie and images folders and copied them on to the computer. My problem: The movies playback on the camcorder but not on the computer. Only few images got copied on to the computer. And when I checked my camcorder, all the images, except the one that got copied, rest of them are grey boxes. I can;t see the bulk of the images. Please help. TGhanks

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Re: Images on the SOny DCR SR 100 HDD camcorder show as...

Sounds liek you need a codec to view them (a driver for video files) I'd suggest: or

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