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Old Jun 12, 2008, 10:33 AM   #11
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Your Microsoft GraphEdit graphs are quite interesting and revealing.

To make it work in Windows Media Player, it *must* be a so-called "DirectShow" (Microsoft-inspired) filter (codec).

I don't know if ffdshow qualifies, based on what I'm seeing in your graphs.

I can say for a fact that I've purchased the $40 CyberLink "HD264" plug-in for Windows Media Player and it works... decodes even the Aiptek .MOV clips without a hitch.

You could buy the more expensive CyberLink products and probably achieve the same success.

If you install that free DirectShow Filter Manager, it will give you a complete list of all of the codecs on your computer. You could take a look at that list and see if you might have a DirectShow filter (codec) that will decode H.264 and then you could adjust its priority upward if necessary.

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Old Jun 12, 2008, 10:41 AM   #12
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One thing you could try is lowering the priority of the ArcSoft decoder. You could even use the DirectShow Filter Manager software to temporarily turn off the ArcSoft decoder and then see if any other codec on your computer will decode the .MOV files from the Aiptek camcorder. If that happens, then you've won.

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Old Jun 12, 2008, 8:07 PM   #13
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Old Jun 14, 2008, 8:03 AM   #14
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The other thing I've noticed about your ffdshow graph is that ffdshow utilizes an "AVI Splitter."

An "MPEG-4 Splitter" is needed to decode the Aiptek .MOV files.

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Old Jun 14, 2008, 8:03 AM   #15
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The other thing I've noticed about your ffdshow graph is that ffdshow utilizes an "AVI Splitter."

An "MPEG-4 Splitter" is needed to decode the Aiptek .MOV files.

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Old Jun 14, 2008, 8:03 AM   #16
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The other thing I've noticed about your ffdshow graph is that ffdshow utilizes an "AVI Splitter."

An "MPEG-4 Splitter" is needed to decode the Aiptek .MOV files.

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Old Jun 16, 2008, 12:41 PM   #17
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Hey, I just found another piece of software that might work better (and cost less) for you.

It's called "MOVAVI" and the Web site is here:

http://movavi.com/videoconverter/

It costs $30.

I just tried the DEMO.

It reads (decodes) the Aiptek .MOV high definition files.

It allows for conversion to Microsoft's WMV HD and the XviD high definition formats.

Caution: I did not test its ability to keep audio and video in sync.

But I did confirm that video conversions seem to work.

The resulting files can be played in Windows Media Player and edited in Windows Movie Maker.

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Old Jun 16, 2008, 4:12 PM   #18
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Hey Idaho, thanks for all your help.



I'm learning that video editing is not a simple task. When I got the camera, I thought I'd just load the file and use the video editing software that came with windows to work with them. :-) Didn't realize it would be such a pain. I'll look into the MOVAVI.
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Old Jun 16, 2008, 7:31 PM   #19
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Why not try more free options before spending your ca$h.

first make sure you installed the hd decoder from the a-hd cd , the one that allows you to watch .MOV on WMP, and that you can watch your .MOV.

you are probably already familiar with Virtualdub, if not download here,
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/Virtualdub

plenty of tutorials all over the net , this is quite possibly the most popular free video editing software around.

to be able to open .MOV files directly in Virtualdub without conversion , download the Quicktime MOV plugin at the same page,
just follow the very easy install instructions on the included readme file.

for a good free AVI codec, i use Xvid, which can be had here;
http://www.digital-digest.com/softwa...id=0&did=1

with this setup, i open and edit my .MOV from my A-HD and save as Xvid .AVI
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I've spent a lot of time trying to set my son up to edit his AVC files. I find the easiest way is to use pro-coder 3 to convert to an AVI 1280X720p 30fps and then edit in Vegas.

Procoder does not like to convert more than 10 files at a time but that's okay. While the files are converting in the background you can start the edit process with your first 10 files.

I've tried other methods but this one seems to be easier.
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