I delete the .THM and .LRV files along with the MISC folder but what are they actually good for? THM is for thumbnails on the LCD so that is clear, and the rest?

  • \$\begingroup\$ What does this have to do with photography? \$\endgroup\$
    – dpollitt
    Jun 14, 2013 at 14:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ The question is photography related because the GoPro is a still camera, too. The answer should belong to AVP-SE but the question couldn't know that. \$\endgroup\$
    – Unapiedra
    Jun 14, 2013 at 15:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ It is about photography, video photography. GPro, D4s and D610 owner. Thanks for the photography answers, much appreciated by a GP newbie. \$\endgroup\$
    – user57128
    Oct 1, 2016 at 12:17

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LRV is a Low Resolution Video on the GoPro. You can use it on your not-too-powerful computer, edit, and then for the final render use the original, high resolution video. You can view it by renaming to .mp4

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    \$\begingroup\$ Nice to know that GoPro can create proxy videos on-the-fly. \$\endgroup\$ Aug 1, 2013 at 8:25

In an effort to make this question more about photography…

Protip: Change the extension of the GoPro .THM files to .jpg you'll have viewable JPG image files.


It's for the GoPro apps (iOS and Android devices). The apps will not work without these files because the apps use them to show you the live feed without major lag.


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