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#20527 29-Mar-2008 12:11
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Hi,

Our new computer runs vista and we are having problems watching our .mov files from the digital camera.  They dont play on Vista.  We saw recommended a codec pack called K Lite which we downloaded.  This worked fine for a while.  Now all we get is the sound but a black screen instead of the pictures.  Any suggestions?  We'd like something easy to use (computer illiterate people here!) and preferably free to download off the internet.  Or even tell us how to set up what we have.  We can play .vob files ok in Media Player Classic (came with that codec pack) but what we really want to watch - and edit if thats possible (is it? how?) - is our .mov files from our travels.

Many thanks, all advice gratefully accepted, and please make it all as simple as possible!

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manhinli
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  #119510 29-Mar-2008 12:16
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Apple QuickTime or VideoLAN VLC Player




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  #119511 29-Mar-2008 12:28
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Thanks.  Quicktime would be great for just watching them, I'll go look at that now.  I havent heard of the other one but I'll check it out too. 

Is there anything I can use to convert the .mov files into .wmv files to use in windows movie maker?  Or should I say, whats something good to use?

Thanks again.

 
 
 
 


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  #119514 29-Mar-2008 12:51
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See this:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=38&TopicId=18107




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  #119551 29-Mar-2008 15:40
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all you need is VLC Media Player and the Combined Community Codec Pack. Google both and you won't be able to find anything you can't play.

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  #119570 29-Mar-2008 16:54
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Be careful when downloading codec packs, they can contain conflicting codecs and undesired programs.

I use VLC player and can plays .mov files.






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  #119583 29-Mar-2008 18:03
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I have found the quicktime alternatives don't function too well on vista. You might need to download www.apple.com/quicktime/.  I use SMPlayer over VLC (as it has security issues)

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  #119586 29-Mar-2008 18:12
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Thanks everyone.  I downloaded Quicktime and all the movie clips are working well.

All I need now is the little easy number to change .mov files into .wmv to make some slideshows in Windows Movie Maker.

 
 
 
 


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  #119594 29-Mar-2008 19:26
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The RAD Video Tools are free for download!

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  #119630 30-Mar-2008 01:54
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STI: Be careful when downloading codec packs, they can contain conflicting codecs and undesired programs.


That's why with CCCP you can choose which codecs to install and it also offers to uninstall old codecs so there's no conflicts. like i said it's all you need.

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