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File format help

Discussion in 'Questions, Rules, Suggestions' started by farmerkev, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    I took some videos with my camera today and I want to put them together in windows movie maker. The files are MOV files, and wont work with the windows program. I bought a converter system a while back, but its impossible to figure out, and the only files I get to work with it dont have sound. Any ideas on programs I could use or just any advice in general?
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Same problem here you can't really covert them to work in windows movie maker , I think?
     
  3. yard5864

    yard5864 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    *.MOV is a Apple (Quicktime) file extension. Try downloading quick player. http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

    That should allow sound and video to be played. As far as editing the videos, try quicktime pro. http://store.apple.com/us/product/D3381Z/A. $29.99 and you should be all set.

    Windows media player has a Apple codec (allows *.mov's to be played) I will look for it, if I find it i will post the link.
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2008
  4. yard5864

    yard5864 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

  5. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

  6. yard5864

    yard5864 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    Once you download it and install the codec, your MPEG-4 videos (*.MOV files) will play in Windows Media Player. If you open the .MOV file from inside WMP you should not have an issue, it should start to play. If you are opening the file from off your desktop or "my computer" or other file folder, you may have to right click on the *.mov file and go down to "open with" then choose WMP to play the file.

    There really should be no other tricks. The file that you downloaded and installed is really not a program that you use, it is more of just a file that it attached itself to WMP wich allows MPEG-4 (*.MOV) video files to be played through WMP.
     
  7. yard5864

    yard5864 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    This same download should work for you as well Grandview.