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How to I convert movies I download from the camcorder to .avi or.mpeg format

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  • popski862 Jul 18, 2008

    Some movies have a .THM extension and some have a .AVI. I can play the .AVI but not the other. I need to convert them to a format I can play.

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What format are they in now?

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