Play/Convert .CPI files in ubuntu

Asked by Sbn on 2009-09-02

Hi folks

I've recorded some clips with a sony handycam but the .cpi files are totally useless on the computer...
Any ideas on how to proceed?
I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 on a zepto laptop.

SBN

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According to http://filext.com/file-extension/CPI it is:

AVCHD Clip Information
Specific Notes [What's This?]
AVCHD is a high-definition digital video format that supports 1080i and 720p with a reasonably small file size. AVCHD files are based on the MPEG4 CODEC. AVCHD video files can be burned to Blu-ray discs and played in compatible devices, such as Blu-ray disc players and the Sony PlayStation3. Various video programs can edit or convert this file format which is generally used by Sony and some Panasonic video cameras.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVCHD shows:

    * FFDshow is a free, Open Source collection of codecs, including AVCHD.
    * CoreAVC is a h.264 decoder for Windows, which can decode AVCHD as well as a variety of other h.264 formats.
    * AVS Video Converter can convert AVCHD into a number of different formats. (mov/mpg/avi/mp4/flv/3gp/rm)
    * Roxio Toast 10 Titanium on Mac OS X will convert AVCHD to most computer formats presently available.
    * HandBrake will convert AVCHD Lite format to AVI, MP4, MKV and OGM (tested on OSX; other versions available).
    * VoltaicHD is an AVCHD converter available for both Mac OS X and Windows.

You may find ffmpeg or mencoder can convert it to something useful.

Sbn (esbenvinsnes) said : #2

Thanks, but I don't know how to use ffmpeg or mencoder in the commandline...
I tried AVS with wine but got error message when I tried to load the cpi file.

Guess I'll have to go back to windows...

If you want to, you can.

Or you can learn how to use the commands with guides online. Your choice

Sbn (esbenvinsnes) said : #4

yeah you're right ;-) lazy me. I'll try.

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Sbn (esbenvinsnes) said : #5

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

ting (tingjust) said : #6

to convert avchd video clips to many other video formats, you can download avchd converter for trial.

Souce from; http://www.avchdconverterformac.net