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Video Playback on a Everio GZ-MG57U

When I record in widescreen I am not able to view the video on my computer. The video does show up on the camera's LCD screen. All I get is the audio on the computer. If I record in 4:3 It plays back just fine. I am using Windows media player to view the video on the computer. What can I do to be able to view the video that I have already made in 16:9 mode?

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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).

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