.thm Files

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I recorded video clips using my Sony Cybershot digital camera, which unfortunately had .thm as the video file type default. (I eventually changed that!)

2 Questions: Is there a a video player that actually PLAYS .thm files? Better yet, is there a program to convert these files to .mpeg or some other common video file type?

Thanks!

Walter
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Walter:

Did you figure out how to view them? I have a Canon digital camera with a similar issue.

Thanks,
Garth reply

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The thm files are just jpeg thumbnails for your video files. Your video files should have the exact same name, but with extension avi.
The thm can be viewed with anything that can view jpeg (internet explorer for example). Even simpler is to rename the extension to jpg.
If you can’t play the avi, chances are you’re missing the codec. Feed the avi into one of the diagnostic tools listed on this page - http://www.moviecodec.com/questions/neededcodec.html
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The .thm file also contains exif (http://www.exif.org) information (such as when the video was made, with what kind of camera an so on). Many programs make use of the exif information in order to catalogue images, for exampel by date. reply

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When downloading a video from our Canon Elph 2 files show up for each video. Both files have the same name but different extensions, e.g:
123_456.avi
123_456.thm

If you just want to see the clip open the avi in windows media player (or another prefered player)and feel free to delete the thm to avoid future confusion.

Have Fun - Dutch reply

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I have the same camera. How did you change it so that the videos do not come out to thm files anymore? I’m having the same problem, did you figure it out yet? reply

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Also when putting a video on the SONY PSP you put a .MP4 and a .thm file.
There is a program which lets u convert mpeg to .mp4 and .thm.
Made for the PSP. reply

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As others have noted, there are 2 files stored. So for each .thm file there is a corresponding .avi file, which is the actual video. reply

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THE VIDEOS I TOOK WITH MY MINOLTA ARE IN MY COMPUTER WITH A THM FILE. HOW DO I CONVERT THEM SO I CAN PLAY THEM??? reply

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Frank:

There should be an associated .avi file with the same filename for each .thm file (i.e., same filename, but different extension). The .thm file is basically index or information file, whereas the .avi file is the actual video.

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WALTER, UNDER THE FLIE IT SAYS, PICTOOOI THM WHEN I GO TO WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER IT SAYS , FILE HAS AN EXTENSION NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE PLAYER. IT ASKED IF I WOULD LIKE TO PLAY IT ANYWAY. IT PLAYS THE SOUND ,BUT NO PICTURE. FRANK reply

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frank - i’m assuming that you have file extensions hidden. assuming the recording you are trying to access is in folder 'xyz' go to open the folder, go to 'tools' --> 'folder options' --> 'view' and uncheck 'hide extensions for known file types'. once you have the extensions visible, you’ll have a '.thm' and either a '.mpg' or a '.avi'. if you want to simply view the .thm (it represents a thumbnail of your '.mpg', change the extension to .jpg and open it in any standard .jpg viewer. however, if you want to view the entire video, just open the .mpg or .avi whatever the case may be, in your standard media player. reply

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i have been visiting many site finding about one thing, how can i play back the moive or clips i download from my computer to the memory car, i have a Sony Cyber shot, and can it play movies i copy from my pc to the memory card and how can i do that. please let me know.

Best Regards,
Nischal reply

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hello there, is there any way to “capture” a still image from a “avi” movie? Currently I have two files, on is def thm but I don’t know waht the other one is. Any thoughts? Any good free programs out there? I have ACDSee but it doesn’t seem to support it or maybe I just don’t know how to use it. Thanks! reply

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Try this one: http://www.breezesys.com/BreezeBrowser/index.htm reply

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Ok. I have done what hadi g said, and I changed the settings in the tools menu, but that didnt change anything. All the images that come out of my camera are thm files, and I dont know how to change it. I cant find any avi files anywhere. Can someone help?? reply

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Thanks for the help with this. I found this thread via google and am glad I did. reply

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THM file is basically index file and the avi extension file is stored in other directory in Sony camera which can be find easily while searching in other directory. reply

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i recorded a mini vido with my camera canon power shot s45, unfortunally i can see the film but i can not listen the sound.

when i downloaded file from the camera they are divided in .avi file (the one i can see) and .thm that i can not open.

probably is the sound in .thm file?
how can i add sound to my .avi file?

thank you eleonora reply

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Hi everyone i have a question

I have music videoclips on my computer and i have checked the typ video/audio codec of my digital Camera IXUS 50
I have converted 1 mpeg to the same codec but it doesnt work i think its because of that THM file I wonder Does Some Know of a program thats converts to avi and at the same time also adds a THM file or a AVI file and that a program that creates a THM file???


Good Luck

And Thanx reply

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