Solved! Videos on SD card play on computer but not camcorder

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So, for xmas, i converted old 8mm tape videos to mo4 files and i wanted to be able to transfer those videos onto an sd card and then put the sd card into a new camcorder and be able to view the old videos there. When i transfer the videos onto the sd card and put it in the new camcorder the vides domt appear. How can i make the videos appear on the camcorder?
The SD card is a SanDisk Extreme Plus UHS-I Card 64 gb with 90mb/s.
The camcorder is a Canon Vixia HF R800
 

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1st thoughts are that the camcorder doesn't support .mp4's, or that the sd card needs to be formatted in fat32 (as opposed to ntfs), or vice versa.
Make and model of camcorder would help us confirm.
 
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Yes it works, i tested it by recording a video and the test video shows up and is available to watch but the old videos that i transferred onto the SD card arent available to watch
 

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Then it would probably be some difference in the formatting of the mp4 files.
 
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Is there a way to format the files so it is compatible with the camcorder?
 

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Unknown.
Why do you need them 'playable' on the camcorder, vs some other device? PC, laptop, phone...
 
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Its just a preference. So when they open up the camcorder on xmas they will be surprised when they see the old videos on it. If its not possible to do then ill just change up the plan
 

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ahhh...

Again, I suspect is just some difference in the formatting, that the camcorder does not know how to read.
 
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You know of any method of formatting those files so that the camcorder will read it?
 

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Not off the top of my head.
That would require investigation into exactly how the camcorder records, and then redoing your 8mm tapes to that specific format.
Resolution, framerate, probably a few other things.
 
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Okay, i appreciate the help!
 
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