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Re: Windows 10

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue May 10, 2016 5:17 pm

Jerry wrote:GIG, ditch the PC and treat yourself to a Mac, even brain dead Jerry can use one. :lol:


Thanks, Jerry. I've been very loyal to this laptop and it has served me well but I made the decision to download Windows 10 when I knew in my heart that this laptop may have to be replaced shortly.

Anyway, my son moved over to Macs (large and small) for a year or two - we spent a fortune - and then he sold them (people are mad for any Mac) and went back to PCs. So, I think I'll stick to a PC.

But, I'm not going to be defeated by this glitch ....
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Re: Windows 10

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue May 10, 2016 5:19 pm

erolz66 wrote:Forget the flipshare software. You do not need it.

Either the flip camera will show up in windows explorer when you plug it in it or it will not. If id does show up in windows explorer then just open the folder DCIM and your videos will be in sub folders within this folder (folder will be called 100Video or something like that). Copy the video files within these sub folders to your laptop. If they do not play when you double click these copied video files then right click and try open with and see if you can find a program they will play in. If you can not then download and install vlc as sotos said and play them with this.

I could and even would use teamviewer and skype to remotely connect to your machine and fix any issues and talk you through what you need to do but I suspect you would rather do without than accept such an offer of help from myself.


Thanks for the offer, erol, but I'm going to try a few more things when I have thinking time - including what you suggest above.

However, I've never managed to get skype going ...
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Re: Windows 10

Postby MR-from-NG » Tue May 10, 2016 6:32 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Jerry wrote:GIG, ditch the PC and treat yourself to a Mac, even brain dead Jerry can use one. :lol:


Thanks, Jerry. I've been very loyal to this laptop and it has served me well but I made the decision to download Windows 10 when I knew in my heart that this laptop may have to be replaced shortly.

Anyway, my son moved over to Macs (large and small) for a year or two - [size=150]we spent a fortune - and then he sold them (people are mad for any Mac) and went back to PCs[/size]. So, I think I'll stick to a PC.

But, I'm not going to be defeated by this glitch ....

Wow, that's a first. Once you go Mac you never go back.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Sotos » Tue May 10, 2016 7:55 pm

GiG, copy the attached file on your computer, double click on the flip.zip to open the folder and then double click on flip.bat to run it. Assuming the files are on DCIM/100VIDEO/ as erolz said, then it should find them and copy them to your desktop in a folder called "FlipContents". If you get a prompt saying "There is no disk in the drive..." just click continue. Note that I don't have windows 10 to test it, but it works fine on Windows 7. If you have a lot of files it might take a while to show on your desktop, so wait a few minutes after the script ends and then look for the FlipContents folder on your desktop.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed May 11, 2016 12:18 am

Sotos wrote:GiG, copy the attached file on your computer, double click on the flip.zip to open the folder and then double click on flip.bat to run it. Assuming the files are on DCIM/100VIDEO/ as erolz said, then it should find them and copy them to your desktop in a folder called "FlipContents". If you get a prompt saying "There is no disk in the drive..." just click continue. Note that I don't have windows 10 to test it, but it works fine on Windows 7. If you have a lot of files it might take a while to show on your desktop, so wait a few minutes after the script ends and then look for the FlipContents folder on your desktop.

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OMG - I put in AA batteries and it's working fine! :oops:

I think there's something wrong with the new rechargeable battery I bought. Shouldn't they come charged up? In a fit of temper I took off the plastic surrounding the positive terminal (right side) but hubby won't let me put that back in now in case it damages the Flip. Why does it need a plastic film around one of the positive terminals? Is that why it wasn't working properly? Have I wrecked the battery?

Anyway, replacing with AA (non-rechargeable) batteries and going into the DCIM - I was able to access all 54 videos. :D

I'm going to play around e-mailing them to her now ...

Thanks everyone! :D
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Jerry » Wed May 11, 2016 10:11 am

Be careful, some rechargeable AA batteries are lower voltage than non-rechargeable.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed May 11, 2016 11:03 am

Jerry wrote:Be careful, some rechargeable AA batteries are lower voltage than non-rechargeable.


Thanks, Jerry, I'll check later.

But, I'd like to know why the rechargeable battery pack has plastic/insulation around one of the positive terminals - anyone know ???? - out of curiosity - I reckon I have to buy another new one and (patiently) give it several hours to charge up this time.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Sotos » Wed May 11, 2016 11:51 am

Seems a bit strange for what was happening to you to be battery related but anyway... The battery should work even if you remove the plastic around it, but obviously you shouldn't do that! All it needs is for the metallic tip to be exposed. The best rechargeable batteries I found are Eneloop by Sanyo and now Panasonic. They come fully charged like alkaline batteries and when not in use they discharge very slowly, unlike regular rechargeable batteries which discharge very fast even when they aren't used.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed May 11, 2016 1:03 pm

Unfortunately, I varied two factors (battery and clicking on DCIM - although, I think I did check DCIM earlier and got nothing) just before I got it to work and be able to access the videos - I'll need to do some checks and controls at some point to get to the bottom of it.

But, instinctively, I would assume that the Flip would need to have some charge (either from the AA batteries or a charged rechargeable pack) for the laptop/windows to access its files?

Of course, the laptop recognised something went into the USB port - it has to do this as that's how the Flip would get recharged normally - but accessing its files might be another thing.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Thu May 12, 2016 11:15 pm

I'm really sorry about this, please be patient with me .... but I would really appreciate some further help on how to e-mail the videos to my friend. :)

I just can't make a zip file the way I recall I did once years ago on my old system and the e-mail won't allow me to send even the shortest video (51 seconds).

Any (simple) ideas how best to send the videos? They are on my desktop. They are lovely. :)

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