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Old Mar 21, 2013, 2:59 PM   #1
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Default Problem importing files to Windows Media Player

I'm trying to use Windows Movie Maker to create a movie from video clips. When importing the clips from file to WMM I get a message saying that codes required to play the file are not installed on computer.

The extension on the files is ".MOV", and apparently the program is not recognizing this. Older files from a different camera have a "(.AVI)" extension and these are recognized.

Do I need to change the exension, and if so how?

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Old Mar 21, 2013, 4:53 PM   #2
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Codecs (coder/decoder) are the programs that are used to make the different formats viewable and usable by the media players on your computer. The .mov extension is an Apple Quicktime format, also called motion jpeg. You can d/l Quicktime, or get a third party codec pack, such as the K-lite codecs which is a pretty popular one. It comes in several versions, with different numbers of codecs. You can locate what you need here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads32.html
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