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Download Flip video to portable device?

by alsacelor / October 23, 2008 10:35 AM PDT

I will be traveling through India and will want to take more than 60 mins of video. I will not have access to a computer. Does anyone have recommendations on portable devices that I can download video onto?

Flip customer support says that flash drives are possible but will not recommend any.

Are there any technical issues I should be aware of?

Thank you.


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Not an option.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 23, 2008 11:02 AM PDT

Given how the flip works you should leave it at home. It works as a hard disk and needs a PC, Mac or any computer to offload it with. My buddy went to India and had no trouble bringing a laptop and when that was at the hotel just went to a internet cafe.

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by alsacelor / October 24, 2008 3:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Not an option.

However, I plan to travel very light.

I have it from Flip customer support that the video can be downloaded to flash cards; they just don't give recommendations as to which ones work.

That's the info I need.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 24, 2008 3:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

No one should ever give you a list. But here's the twist. You need a PC or Mac in the middle to copy the files over.

Hope this clears that up.

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flash cards
by alsacelor / October 24, 2008 3:39 AM PDT

So I download it to a computer and then onto a flash card?

Why don't the Flip people just say that? They lead me to believe that I can download directly to a flash.... ugh.


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by Baper / October 24, 2008 8:42 PM PDT
In reply to: flash cards

If the cost is not prohibitive, you might consider a mini-computer. Acer, Asus, HP and Dell make small, light, mobile computers that cost from $350 to $500. The Acer Aspire One Netbook is probably the least expensive and could handle your Flip videos. A 6 cell battery is optional and lasts for 5 to 6 hours on a charge. But then there is the problem of charging it in India. Good luck!

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Download Flip video to portable device?
by Clawhammerman / June 11, 2010 1:41 PM PDT

I know this is old, but there is a very easy way to do this now. Get the Memorex TravelSync. Plug the Flip in one side, a flash drive in the other. Press a button and files are transferred. Just got mine like a charm. Just remember that 2 hours of video takes up about 8Gb of space, so buy your flash accordingly. I got a 32G flash drive. That's 8 hours on the flash...2 in the camera for a total of 10 hours. You may want more. They also sell the Travellink which reads data cards and is more money. If you want to download to cards just get a usb card reader and use that. I payed less than $10 for mine on Ebay.

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Download flip video to portable device
by eurosteve / December 29, 2012 12:54 AM PST

Yes! This is very hard information to find! Looks like just the thing!

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