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Can't play home video Problem


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alaska

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My son has given me three home video's that he shot with his digital camera and none of my software programs can recognize them. They are called, for example... christmas.mov The programs that I have are Windows Media Player version 10, IrfanView 3.98 and Quicktime 6.3 All three programs seem to have a different "excuse" one says....cannot fine file cartwheel multiple 01 last found in "thinker" another says something about codecs.

Can anyone suggest software that will allow me to view these home ditigal video's? I'm running XP. Thank you very much. Oh, by the way, I can view digital video shot by my own camera in all three of the above programs with no problem. My son shot these with extra soundtrack, fade in-fade out, special effects, etc. I'm wondering if THATS why my programs can't open these video's?

Thanks VERY much. :tazz:
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wannabe1

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Hi alaska...

Try Real Player and see if the .mov file will play.

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Thank you for the tip on the RealPlayer software. I downloaded it and (while it still didn't open the . mov file) I really like the program. I'm at a loss to open these digital home video's. When I try to open the first one I get the following message: Movie file "still01" cannot be found, without file movie can't play properly. File previously found on "THINKER". My son created these video files on a MAC computer...could that by why they aren't opening for me? He also used a program that had a lot of special effects on it, could that have anything to do with the problem?
Thank you,
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howell414

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try dpwnloading XP Codec Pack 1.3.0 from http://www.click-now.net/
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mov files are apple quicktime movies...I am surprised they do not open with quicktime unless they are mpeg4.


You could download and install quicktime 7, or you could try quicktime alternative

http://www.free-code...Alternative.htm
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