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Poppa John
10-10-2011, 03:23 PM
Hi All.

Pc is XP Home SP3. Cell phone is Samsung E3210B.

I have taken some photos that I want to put in My Pictures. Have connected the two together & the photos come up as videos, as video.0001.3gp, etc The comp asks for .3p program to read the photos. This is not in the list of pograms the computer offers. Tried a few & nowt.

Any ideas? TIA...PJ.

10-10-2011, 03:32 PM
You could try Irfanview or VLC.

Speedy Gonzales
10-10-2011, 03:36 PM
Or if it came with a program, install it

Poppa John
10-10-2011, 03:48 PM
You could try Irfanview or VLC.

Don't have Irfanview. Have VLC... opend first photo & ok. Click on any of the othe7 & I get the first one again. PJ

Poppa John
10-10-2011, 03:49 PM
Or if it came with a program, install it

Hve read the instructions & no mention of downoading to compter. Will check Google. PJ

10-10-2011, 03:58 PM
Yeah the .3GP files will open in VideoLAN Client. Try it again :)

Poppa John
10-10-2011, 04:20 PM
OK. Have tried VLC again & the "Photos" I took have come out as Videos, 8 of them. So I made a mistake somewhere as they were supposed to be Still Pictures.

So Next.

How do I get the videos off the screen into "My Videos" & get them as Stills so that I can email them? PJ

10-10-2011, 04:28 PM
Yeah .3gp indicates it's a video.
A picture from a phone is almost *always* a .jpg file.

You should be able to click on "Video" up the top, and then click on "Snapshot" to have it take a screenshot of the video at the current position. I believe this also works while the video is paused, so you can get the timing perfect.
IIRC the other Hotkey was Ctrl + Shift + S

Poppa John
10-10-2011, 04:41 PM
Computer locked up had to sut it down. Will try later. Seems very complicated jst to get a photo!!!! PJ

Poppa John
10-10-2011, 07:06 PM
OK All sorted. I d/l VLC onto this laptop & worked at it. I stumbed & bumbled the two most important "Snapshots" into my Pictures & that will do.

I will have to take moe care next time I try taking a Cell Photo.

Thanks for the advice. PJ (+ 1 day)

10-10-2011, 10:28 PM
Awesome! Good to hear! :)