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Hiker
Posts: 9

Hero 5 black downloads to tablet in 3 fkrmags

I have a gphero5 black. When I try to down load to my Samsung galaxy tablet it downloads in 3 formats, MP4, THM, and LRV. I can only view 1 format, MP4 so I lose 2/3's of my videos. What do I need to do to get all videos to download in MP4? If you say add a app to my tablet please tell me which one.

 

Thanks in advance,

W Chenault

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Nomad
Posts: 1,318

Re: Hero 5 black downloads to tablet in 3 fkrmags

You're not losing any of your video's.  For every video (mp4) your GoPro records, it creates two extra files.  1 THM (thumbnail file for you to view a small picture of your clip) and an LRV (low resolution video for quickly streaming a preview of the clip you've recorded).  Your Samsung Galaxy only uses the full hi-def video (mp4), however if you were to use your GoPro App, it would use the THM to display a thumbnail of the MP4 and use the LRV as a reference file for quickly editing the video.

 

This is all completely natural, nothing to worry about and you're not losing any clips.

GoPro
Posts: 3,053

Re: Hero 5 black downloads to tablet in 3 fkrmags

Hi @fastriver14816,

 

I'm with @irishmanpdx on the two extra files (.thm and .lrv) created for every video (MP4) file when recording. These two files are necessary to support the Copy, Playback and Share functionality in the GoPro App, but will not be included once you download the videos to your mobile device. You can find more information about this here: https://gopro.com/help/articles/question_answer/What-are-thm-and-lrv-files

 

Kind Regards,

 

Ann

Hiker
Posts: 9

Re: Hero 5 black downloads to tablet in 3 fkrmags

Thanks for the Info folks. I read the threads and u understand now wnat was going on and thi k I have it worked out . 

 

Thanks again,

Wendell Chenault

GoPro
Posts: 3,053

Re: Hero 5 black downloads to tablet in 3 fkrmags

You're awesome, @fastriver14816! Feel free to post back if you have further questions. Stay stoked, and have fun capturing moments using your GoPro!