I’m quite nervous about all this advices because it’s all pice of sh..t. If you want to view this fu..king THM movies you can download quick time player (for free)and you can view it. but still I don’t know how to convert this shit to some normal avi. By the way, How it is possible that canon is using so strange file format? Crazy!
People, before star writeing, please READ ALL THE POSTS!!!!!! u’re answers are there! so there’s no need to ask again the same stupid questions!!!!!
PS: The “upload a movie from computer to camera and watch it when u travel (plane or train)" problem, still no solution.I had the same idea, but I didn’t found a solution for that. I tried converted the movie to the same bit-rate, frame rate, audio codec and all... (with Xilisoft Video Converter - the best converter I found) but the camera won’t play the file :(
I have a Canon PowerShot A480 2009 model!
I get the whole about how thm is the thumbnail example version of the real avi which has to be somewhere within the folder of the videos as well, but, the camera I used wasn’t mine, I put the videos on my laptop, the owner of the camera has now deleted the fragments off their memorycard, and this was ages ago so ever since I’ve had my laptop reinstalled several times, I do have the backup of them thm’s, but all I need to know is
Is there a converter that can convert this format to avi or whatever other recognizable format on windows 7?
And if so, could someone please link it or help me find it cause I have been trying to get this for ages I just haven’t quite figured out how yet..
Thanks for your time. R
Hi, so my dad comes up to me all sorts of frustrated because out of the videos that he took, the .THM file format remains and the .AVI is nowhere to be found!
Is there any way that I can change the format of the .THM to finally be able to show the videos again?
Please please please help would be so appreciated!
Look there has to be a setting either not showing the video files in explorer OR the camera is only storing the thumbnails OR when it deletes videos it leaves ONLY the THM files....
I just bought one today and the memory card has pictures on it and like 20 THM files with no other video files in here to match. Not sure how this is happening.
I have a problem as well. My video files won’t import into my Windows Movie Maker.
"\MVI_4969.MOV is not a supported file type, and it cannot be imported into Windows Movie Maker."
I’m in desperate need of help! I need this video to be edited ASAP ):
Riana>> use VLC video to play your .MOV. VLC is way better than Windows Movie Maker and it is FREE. Read the following and set your VLC preference to play the Canon format .MOV:
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC playback is too slow
You can speed up the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC playback by disabling loop filter for H.264 decoding.
To do this go to Tools -> Preferences... (set Show Settings to All) and Input / Codecs -> Skip the loop filter for H.264 decoding change it to ALL.
Remember to press Save to save VLC settings and restart VLC after that to make sure changes are enabled.
Moviemaker>>> no luck converting the .THM to any other video format. You can try converting them to JPEG but then you will only have pictures and not videos.
fml>>> try checking your “recycle bin” for those deleted .MP4
Moviemaker>>> update: you can rename the .thm files to .jpg and that way at least you can recover it as pictures. Just right click the mouse when the pointer is over the picture and “rename” with a ".jpg” from ".thm” So now you have a small picture of the initial video to save.
If you have Canon ZoomBrowser Ex program or CD installer it will convert your thm files to avi. You can burn it in a CD afterwards. Just click your zoombrowser ex then go to EDIT then choose EDIT MOVIE. Choose your movie to be converted then click SAVE. You will see SAVE IMAGE TYPE then choose AVI (motion JPEG)then click SAVE. You’re done.
I hope this may shed some light to those who have a Sony Cyber-shot camera.
I have a cyber-shot as well, but reading the postings some people are saying that the movie files are THM. I have THM and MP4 files in my computer, but I believe they were downloaded as mp4 and I only got the thm when I used the mp4 player. The player asked me if I wanted to analyze the data. After it analyzed the data, I was able to see the picture of the movie in the mp4 player I was using. You could see the file size difference between the two files, so you know which is the real movie file.
I was not able to view my videos using the Windows Media Player, Real Player or another player I had. The Sony Cyber-shot camera came with a disc that had the mp4 player. Usually, your video camera will come with an application that will play the movies.