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Old Nov 22, 2005, 12:06 AM   #1
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HI,

I just purchased a V550. I noticed that the camera saves the video files as quicktime files with the .MOV extension. Does anyone know how to save them as MP4 files or anything else compatible with standard viewers like windows media player? I know quicktime Pro has a coverter, but I would rather do it less expensively. I would ultimately like to burn DVD's or Video CD's with these files, but Easy Media creator doesn't like the .MOV extension.

Please excuse my ignorance here, i'm new to the video thing..!

Thanks!
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 3:37 AM   #2
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Kodak saves video files as .mov, which is Apple Quicktime format.
It will not save to another format.

You can convert it with other less expense programs like RAD tools or thisone:
http://www.aone-video.com/mov.htm

Or you can play the mov files with Media Player Classic"alternative",
which will is like Windows Media Player, and it plays everything.
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...er_Classic.htm

I have used Roxio Easy Media 7.5to burn mov files to VCD with no problems.
You may just need the Apple codecs, found here:
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...lternative.htm

Also, there check this other thread at this forum:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...amp;forum_id=9

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Old Nov 23, 2005, 5:56 AM   #3
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Windows Media Encoder 9.0.

Bundled with XP ***FREE***.

But to WMV only, cannot re-code to MP4.

Start->All programs->Windows Media

Or if you don't want conversion or QT, you may use VLC player http://www.videolan.org
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 11:01 PM   #4
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i try to avoid microsoft codecs if at all possible
asf and wmv files areofteny restricted to ONLY microsoft pc players

i.e.
movies in those formatsdon't usually play inexternal component DVD players,
mpeg or mpgisthe most widely used and versatile format.



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Old Dec 7, 2005, 12:18 PM   #5
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Try MP4Cam2AVI... it's a freeware utility that wraps the MPEG4 video of the camera in an AVI compatible format. There is no recompression of the video, so there is no loss of quality!
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