Recently my dad was asking for a camera, I have a DSLR but it is too techy for him to use so I thought of buying a point and shoot camera which can do some basic photography for him and it will be simple to use also. After some searching I bought Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 Point & Shoot Camera, it comes with 16.2 Megapixels, has EXR CMOS Image Sensor with 8x Optical Zoom and at back it has a 2.7 inch LCD display screen as well and it comes with built in WiFi so you dont need to plugin wire to transfer videos or images from camera to your PC.
But for this you need to install an app, Sony PlayMemories on your smartphone or on your PC to get it work. I had installed it on my phone and checked, it was working fine and I can control camera with that app as well. But when it comes to PC I did tried installing Sony PlayMemories Home but I was out of luck. When I downloaded an installer from Sony’s website it gave me a 13MB installer which is surely not the full installer and instead its a web installer.
In this when you start that installer it will download installation files and then install, the problem with me is that each time when I was installing, it gave me an error that installation could not be completed. First I thought it is due to my internet connection but when I tried installing it some other time, or by switching to different connection, problem was still there, so I was sure that problem is with Sony’s server.
As its a web installer and there is some problem while downloading files so I thought of downloading an offline installer which will be full package and it could be installed without any internet connection as well. But believe me it was not an easy task to find out offline installer of Sony PlayMemories Home, i searched all forums, Sony’s website but couldn’t find it, at last I took help from Sony’s representative over chat session and they helped me out with it.
If you too having problem with online installer or you want to download Sony PlayMemories Home on more than one computer then you can download full standalone offline installer from below link.
Its a big installation file, once you had downloaded you can install it without any problem, you can even install it on a system which is not connected to internet.