play back is jerky first the flip mino 2nd generation does not fit the desktop usb and was very hard to get into my laptop. When playing back the video it is jerky. it is like it is slow motion and...
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play back is jerky first the flip mino 2nd generation does not fit the desktop usb and was very hard to get into my laptop. When playing back the video it is jerky. it is like it is slow motion and it starts and stops. any body else had this problem?
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It is a computer issue - I have had back and forth issues - good playback after reinstall of Flip software and bad after Windows Media updates. Looks like a Computer performance/Codec issue - camera playback via HDMI is fine. HD is higher data bandwidth and could be putting a strain on even a mid range computer like my own.
See the discussion "Flip Not Fitting in Macbook USB." There are a lot of people facing the same problem. I had a little bit of a jerky problem on something I shot outside. I thought mine might be due to the fact that I had zoomed in and out. I need to shoot more video to really figure out what the problem is. Perhaps yours had to do with zooming?
no I think it is my laptop. I bought a usb hub for my desktop and the same video plays great on it. the laptop is only a year old and is a entertainment dv6700 from hp so it should play it back. I will not be keeping this Flip Mino.
I too am having the same issue. When I playback the videos in large or fullscreen mode, it's jerky. In small mode, it's fine. I can't get Flip to respond to my email and can't get through on the phone, so I might be returning this one.
Geologist is correct, I think. It is a processing power issue. I have an old single-core Pentium 2.4GHz and no matter which player I try, I get stopping and starting when playing back.
Strangely enough, I've had much better results by uploading the videos to the FlipShare website and playing them from there! I guess they must be compressing them somehow, which is ordinarily a bad thing but in this case allows you to see them without the "stuttering" in the playback.
yes, i had this problem. i noticed that the playback looked fine on the camera, but when i transferred to my computer, it was jerky. turns out the problem was the kind of application I was using to view it. I found the free GOM player, and this solved the problem nicely.