Use the MSImport program to copy your recorded movie files off of your Memory Stick. (See "Jim's Tips #2" for how to set this up.)
OK. The filesget stored in the /MQ_ROOT/100MQV01 directory on the Memory Stick with cryptic names like "MOV00001.MQV". Just use MSImport to copy the file to your PC (like your Desktop or some other folder.)Next, rename the file to something more meaningful, and here's the important part: rename the file extension from .MQV to .MOV! The files are QuickTime-compatible files and will play very nicely usingthe QuickTime player. Note: It looks like QuickTime version 6.x plays .MQV files without renaming the extension, but Sony ships v5.x with the Clie.
But wait...there's more!
What if you don't haveQuickTime? Though QuickTime is popular, not everyone has it installed, and Windows Media Player, by default, cannot decode the QuickTime format. One solution is to convert the file from a .MOV fileto a .MPG MPEG-1 format using TMPGEnc, and the resulting file will be fully Windows Media Player compatible. The problem is that TMPGEnc doesn't read QuickTime files by default, so you need a plugin.Based on some information found at VCDhelp, download the QTReader plugin for TMPGEnc Just unzip the file and stick it in your TMPGEnc directory and you can now select .MOV files from your Browsedialogs.
TMPGEnc has a TON of settings to tweak, so the scope of TMPGEnc goes far beyond this tip, so please go to VCDhelp for help with TMPGEnc.
Oh, and if you really want to go all the way, you canburn the resulting MPG file to a CD-R in VCD format using something like NERO and view your video on your TV using a VCD-compatible DVD player! It isn't the best resolution, but it does work!!!Bonus tip:
You may not know this, but in order to record video, you must have a Memory Stick installed. This may not be obvious at first!
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