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Hubert_CumberdaleSILVER Member
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Posted:
I've got a bunch of video clips in Quicktime .mov format.

Does anyone know a utility/converter for turning them into MPEG format??

Thanks in advance for any info smile

flidBRONZE Member
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Posted:
search in google for rad video tools

vanizeSILVER Member
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Posted:
you can use quicktime pro to get them into avi or mpeg-4

of course that means you have to get quicktime pro...

somehow...

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Hubert_CumberdaleSILVER Member
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Posted:
Thanks you two.

I found out today that you can get away with simply renaming .mov to .mpg and most players will play it (coz the Mpeg-4 is based on the quicktime format anyway)

Not tried it yet though.

flidBRONZE Member
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What does that gain you?

You can rename a jpg as a gif and it'll still load in MSIE/XP, but it doesn't mean you've changed the file's structure, which surely is the point of the exercise (i assume you're doing this for compatibility with multiple operating systems/to change the compression/change the size etc)?

The only way you could gain really by changing the file extension is to fool poorly written parsing code on websites (see my avatar).

Hubert_CumberdaleSILVER Member
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Posted:
I think I'm going to have one of my headaches

Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
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Posted:
the file still works cus the viewing application reads the file header to identify file type, not just the file extension.

virtualdub, TMPEnc, Premiere and Half-Life 2 are good examples of video format converters.

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