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Old 05-20-2008, 11:51 AM
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My camera only takes .qt or .MOV video and my computer's movie maker can't read.

Are there any good free video converters out there?
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:56 AM
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My camera only takes .qt or .MOV video and my computer's movie maker can't read.

Are there any good free video converters out there?
Lots. What do you wish to convert it to?

Very good 'general converter':

http://www.radgametools.com/bnkdown.htm

(Oh - a note. For conversion from QuickTime, you must have the Quicktime codec installed on your computer. (Why would allow your computer to view Quicktime, anyway...)

You can either download the official codec from Apple.com, or an alternative from HERE:

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...lternative.htm
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I want to convert it to something like .avi, .mpeg or something else.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:29 PM
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I want to convert it to something like .avi, .mpeg or something else.
Then the RAD Video tools will do you just fine - you can even crop, resize, or change the frame-rate with it, if you wish.

(I, myself, use it quite often in conjunction with MovieMaker2...)
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What kind of camera do you have that takes *.mov? And what codec is actually being used... like *.avi, MOV files are generally container formats for a variety of compression schemes.

If you're planning to edit, I wouldn't recommend converting to MPEG. Convert to DV-AVI, if this is SD content. Also, consider a new camera at some point, if that's an option. MiniDV for SD, or AVCHD for HD. Avoid those DVD camcorders, and HDV.
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it's an older Nikon Coolpix. The 3200.
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What video software are you using that wont import .mov I thought most would.
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What video software are you using that wont import .mov I thought most would.
Windows MovieMaker 1 and 2 won't. (...being Windows, while MOV is Apple software, of course...)
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Windows MovieMaker 1 and 2 won't. (...being Windows, while MOV is Apple software, of course...)
Hit the head on the nail.

and the program you recommended isn't working very well. I'll convert to .AVI put it won't play in WMP.
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Hit the head on the nail.

and the program you recommended isn't working very well. I'll convert to .AVI put it won't play in WMP.
There's a thousand-and-one AVI codecs - which one are you using? (After you've told it to save, and the codec-choice drop-down comes up, which one are you choosing?)

Not trying to be deliberately insulting, but here's a 'step by step' for Bink/Smacker (RAD Video Tools):
(Camera in use in tutorial is Nikon Coolpix 4300)

http://paininthetech.com/2006/03/12/...-avi-for-free/
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