Apple. Sux. Donkeyballs.

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I've literally spent two days trying to get all my files downloaded off my phone so I could blog them.  But once again I'm having to fight with Apple to get my timelapse files.  

Half the time when I plug my phone in it shows Internal Storage -> DCIM, but then won't show any of the subdirectories.  Have to disconnect and reconnect and hope Apple will deign to show me its files the next time.

If you try to download timelapse files in "automatic", the computer will throw an error "a device attached to the system is not functioning" and then you have to disconnect and reconnect and if you're *lucky* you'll be able to see the phone in windows explorer, otherwise you have to reboot the whole phone. 

If you change the settings for Photos -> Transfer to Mac or PC -> Keep Originals (and then disconnect and reconnect the phone, again hoping this time it might show you the files), the file will download, but then you can't open it - windows throws the error "Can't play - This item was encoded in a format that's not supported.  0xc00d5212".  I was sure that's how I got it to work after one of our holidays, but it doesn't seem to anymore.  

Last time I emailed the file to myself, but this is 100MB. 

How the f@#% am I meant to get this file?  Buy a Mac?   Not a fricken chance.

And it's 20:30 and I haven't done *any* of my photo labelling for the night.  Blogging?? pfft!!!




Dave2 said:

I do everything through DropBox or Google Drive. The share sheet is so much easier than trying to get a direct connection to work... even on a Mac with iTunes.

November 13, 2019 3:36 AM


Kazza the Blank One said:

I'll give that a try. iCloud doesn't work because it retains the unplayable format - I get the "Can't play - This item was encoded in a format that's not supported. 0xc00d5212" if I get the files off iCloud..

November 13, 2019 6:30 AM


Kazza the Blank One said:

Sadly Google Drive didn't work either. It's the same as if I use the "keep originals" setting - the file is only 50MB instead of 100MB as apple format, but when I download it it's still not able to play - same codec error :(

November 13, 2019 8:02 AM


Aquila said:

You may need to update drivers... or better yet, install something like VLC to play the files.

November 14, 2019 12:05 PM


David said:

Have a look at iMazing - it is how I copy files from my phone to my Mac.

November 14, 2019 5:35 PM


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