View Full Version : Handycam playback problems

27-12-2010, 06:43 PM
Hi there,

Have just purchased a Sony Memory Stick Handycam.

I have installed the Sony software, and copied the videos from the camera to my computer with no problems.

The videos play flawlessly using the crappy Sony software, but when I open them using any other media player or editing program (and I have a few!) the videos are playing terribly! Lagging, jumping from one frame to another etc...

Is there another driver, codec etc I need to download? Video format is SD MPEG2.

Running XP.

Many thanks in advance!

27-12-2010, 07:52 PM
You can use the freeware 'Mediainfo' to find out what's in the files. Someone might be able to comment

27-12-2010, 08:08 PM
Try using VLC Media Player which can be downloaded from here. I have used with my Sony Camcorder and it works well http://www.videolan.org/

27-12-2010, 09:16 PM
Thanks....video LAN is a good idea.

I have reset my codecs, and video is playing better.

Still having major interlacing? Is there a quick and painless may to reduce this?

27-12-2010, 09:21 PM

Sorted out the deinterlacing with VLC, looks awesome!

28-12-2010, 09:46 AM
Good to hear :)