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Old 06-23-2011, 01:02 AM   #1
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Sony cybershot software

I have a sony cybershot dsc hx5. I can plug it in and my computer recognizes all the pictures but none of the HD videos I took.

It did recognize everything on my camera before when I had Windows and used the software that came with the camera.

I have been trying to install the software again. I am using wine to open the exe files. Once installation starts, it asks me to connect my device. The device is connected and the computer sees it, but the software does not.

Can anyone help with a solution?

Old 06-23-2011, 03:47 AM   #2
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Have you tried importing the photos. Although the photo organizer may not recognize the video files, it will still import it. I do that with my cybershot, it's not new, but it's still sony.
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Well i was hoping to install the software b/c it works well with my geotagging of my camera. Unless someone can recommend a better software.

But yes I did try importing the photos. I imported the entire memory card (i thought it was the entire memory card, because I hit "select all") and the videos did not show on my computer.
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I'll hazard a guess that videos are stored in a proprietary format in the camera, and that the Windows software silently converts it to a non-proprietary format when it exports the videos to disk files. They used to do the same with audio on an MP3 player I had once. Never did find a Linux solution for that. Anyone want a 64MB MP3 player, cheap?
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