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Can't view my video files on PC after downloading from camera DCR-SR42

I have 2 computers in my house. We set up our Sony Camera DCR-sr42 on first computer, and had it registered. All video files downloaded OK, only problem is that this computer is a bit old and slow, and it is not powerful enough to process files to burn to DVD at a reasonable speed.

So then we set up the camera, on a second computer (newer, faster). Only problem is we can't view our video files now. No picture comes up for files. What we do get though, is an icon showing a film strip broken in half.

What is going wrong?
Is this a security measure?
How can we set up the camera on a better computer?

Hope you can help. I'm desperate.
Regards Derek

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Well it's the formating of the files try to download a registry mechanic or a codec to read the files. I'll show you the link of registry mechanic.
http://thepiratebay.org/tor/3971476/Registry_Mechanic_v7.0.0.1010
use utorrent ( utorrent.com ) or azureus ( azureus.com ) for downloading it. the keys are given at the comment section. under it.
hope I helped you a lot and have a good day.

ps. I tried it and it works great, I hope it will work with your computer, well I guess so, because its a new computer new computer don't have new codecs..

Posted on May 10, 2008

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