I have a bunch of video which I have recorded with a GoPro Knockoff camera. Lately, when I open the video file, which can be anywhere from 1,750,000kb to 2,400,000kb, the file appears but it only plays for one second or so and the entire "time bar" in the bottom of the video goes from the left side to the right, indicating the file has been played in full.
I know these files are much larger than that ( one or two seconds) and some of them, in fact many of them, I have watched in their entirety.
The camera records for 10 minutes and then it starts recording in a new file. So, I might be running the camera for an hour on the tractor and end up with 5 or 6 files, roughly the same size and one follows the next as far as actual events.
This problem seems to have begun when I downloaded a free demo program for video editing. But it also may not be related. It's just that I noticed the problem when I went to edit existing video which is on the computer.
Also, I recorded a new video this weekend and when I downloaded the video, the files are about the 1.7 to 2.4kb size but once again they only play for one second or maybe 2 and act like it's concluded.
The video editing program is NCH Videopad, video editor. When I just opened the program to get the name, a message popped up which says;
"You have been using the full feature professional editing version under a demo program. If you would like to continue, either enter the license number or go to _______ and purchase the version which is best for your needs." or something like that.
It looks like the professional is $69 and the home version is $39. I have a feeling this editing software is what is preventing me from seeing the video, even when I open the video file directly without opening the video editor program. Does that seem possible or is it a setting or configuration somewhere in my video files?
I know nothing about video editing and am trying to learn. The NCH video editor seems very powerful as it has tons of features I doubt I would initially use. On the other hand, the one thing I want to be able to do is to run two cameras, which I started doing this weekend, and be able to edit the video so the video shows the view of the camera out front of the tractor and then the video out the rear of the tractor, back and forth. Instead of the entire video always being the exact same camera position, I want to make it interesting showing different perspectives.
I am not opposed to paying the $39 or $69 if the software is worth it. Or Is there a different video editing software which is easy to use which would be recommended?
Thanks in advance..