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I tried downloading a clip from my Playsport video camera to my computer and could not get it to work. It was about a 15 second clip or so and it would click through about four frames. more like a snapshot slideshow.

I want to be able to import video and make simple movies with them. Something similar to Windows Movie Maker (which I have used before.)

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Here is the deal. I can shoot video at 720p and 60fps. When I try to load it so I can edit, make a movie etc., the sound rolls right along, but the video is more like a slideshow of snapshots. This does not occur in 30fps. I can load, edit, etc., fine on Windows Movie Maker in Win7. Will the codecs fix this? Thanks for the reply. – user18467 May 24 '11 at 5:26
You don't say if in the past you was able to do what you wish (in a different version or distribution). Additionally, it would be useful to know what GPU (graphics card) are you using. It is recommended to have a high performance GPU for high definition video (no matters how long the video playback can be). Take a look at this… and please inform. – Geppettvs D'Constanzo May 27 '11 at 23:52

What is your problem exactly? You may not have the proper codecs installed, try installing the W32 codecs
sudo apt-get install w32codecs
As for the video editor, try Pitivi. It's a very simple video editor, for general use.
Good luck. :)

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