Watching Your Recorded Movies On Your PC - No Sound On Your HTC Evo Movies?
Watching 720p video on your TV screen is nice, but what if you want to watch those videos on your PC? It's easy enough to transfer the files to your computer, as explained earlier in this article, but if you stop there, you're going to run into some playback issues with the file formats again. These ones are pretty simple, luckily.
The most likely problem you're going to run into is that your video will play fine, but the sound will be completely absent from it. The reason for this is, once again, supported formats. The HTC Evo 4G records video using the SAMR codec for its audio, a proprietary format that only Quicktime uses. Codecs can always be a bit problematic, because there are no adopted standards in digital media.
So, to fix the problem of not getting sound? Easy. Download Quicktime. Because the codec is proprietary, there is no way to get the SAMR codec without downloading Quicktime. If you're not a fan of Quicktime, you can always upload the file to a sharing site like Youtube, but if you want to store and watch the video on your computer locally, you're going to need to either use Quicktime, or use another video/audio conversion program to convert the audio back to a format your PC will more easily recognize. However, for something with a simpler fix that, in this case, does not cause any quality loss, that's probably not worth doing.
I'd suggest taking the easy solution here and downloading Quicktime if you don't already have it on your PC. Then, you can easily watch any video you record on your HTC Evo 4G from your PC without ever worrying about it again,