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powershot=movie player?

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powershot=movie player?
« on: 19 / September / 2009, 14:40:06 »
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 Hello guys,
I've been wondering if you could upload any *.avi movie to a canon camera and use it as a video player. I know that when you record a video the camera saves two files *.avi and *.THM so the THM file must be working as a codec of some sort or something. Or does the uploaded video has to have the same parameters as the one recorded on the camera?

Thanks for the replies!

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Offline reyalp

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Re: powershot=movie player?
« Reply #1 on: 19 / September / 2009, 18:54:03 »
THM stands for thumbnail, has nothing to do with codec.

Older powershots are MJPEG in an AVI container, newer ones are x264 in a quicktime MOV container.

I would expect the camera to only be able to play videos in it's native format.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

 

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