.mov videos don't work in Vista, can't convert

P

PapaJohn

I don't use Media Convert....

The new Expression Encoder 2 works on either XP or Vista.... you need SP1 of
XP, but not SP1 of Vista.

On a fresh install of my Vista Ultimate system, the Encoder can't handle an
MOV file as there's no codec for it.... to get a codec, I install iTunes
with the optional Quick Time Player, which is enough for the Encoder to then
convert MOV files to WMV.
--
website references are to www.papajohn.org

PapaJohn (MVP)


"Silverwire" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> John:
> Thanks for reply, but need to know if you are using MediaConvert on Vista?
> If yes, did you have to download (or did MS auto download) SP1 to Vista? I
> read Kim Komando's report on trying MediaConvert for some video files and
> she
> said while it worked for her, it was rather complicated to use and I'm not
> sure she converted .mov files.
>
> Lots others on this and other forums offered advice for conversion
> programs
> but none were specific to Vista and/or to converting .mov files except
> PapaJohn. Most were for XP which I don't have, or for other types of files
> to
> be converted. Most posts on .mov conversion are questions "how to" and
> horror
> stories about trying to convert (with no solutions) or else they don't say
> what OS they were using.
>
> I use my computer daily for several groups emails and information
> newsletters, and other stuff online every day so don't want to crash my
> system which is what I see talked about on this and other forums where
> users
> have tried many different programs to convert .mov files with very bad
> results. Right now, I need my computer for all other stuff more than I
> have
> to convert my .mov files although I sure would like to be able to convert
> a
> few short videos I took on trip to China 2 years ago.
>
> I could not find any Vista success stories till PapaJohn's reply plus I
> found the MS forum which explained why I had not yet seen auto download of
> SP1.
>
> Thanks
> Silverwire
>
> "John Inzer" wrote:
>

>> The following free online converter can
>> convert .mov files:
>>
>> MediaConvert
>> http://media-convert.com/
>>
>> Also you may find Super to be worth a try:
>>
>> SUPER © Simplified
>> Universal Player Encoder & Renderer
>> http://www.videohelp.com/tools/SUPER_1
>> (the mirror download site is faster)
>>
>> --
>>
>> John Inzer
>> Digital Media MVP
>>
>> Notice
>> This is not tech support
>> I am a volunteer
>>
>> Solutions that work for
>> me may not work for you
>>
>> Proceed at your own risk
>> ==================================
>>

>> > Papa John:
>> > You gave me good advice to "wait for automatic update of SP1 unless
>> > you
>> > really need it", and want you to know I'm still waiting cuz I don't
>> > want to
>> > download SP1 from Microsoft since now I know why it hasn't appeared
>> > on MY
>> > automatic update. Mike Nash, Windows Product Management, has blog
>> > "Windows
>> > Vista News" at link:
>> > http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2008/02/04/announcing-the-rtm-of-windows-vista-sp1.aspx
>> > ). Nash says: "In mid-April, we will begin delivering Windows Vista
>> > SP1 to
>> > Windows Vista customers who have chosen to have updates downloaded
>> > automatically. That said, any system that Windows Update determines
>> > has a
>> > driver known to not update successfully will not get SP1
>> > automatically. As
>> > updates for these drivers become available, they will be installed
>> > automatically by Windows Update, which will unblock these systems from
>> > getting Service Pack 1. The result is that more and more systems will
>> > automatically get SP1, but only when we are confident they will have
>> > a good
>> > experience."
>> > I must have some of those drivers that don't update correctly and
>> > since I
>> > don't need any "bad experiences", I think I'll wait for SP1 to appear
>> > in
>> > automatic Update.
>> > If you want to hear lots of bad experiences trying to download SP1,
>> > check
>> > out the windowsvistablog.com site and read about angry Vista users
>> > upset with
>> > Microsoft because of many SP1 issues: not identifying which drivers
>> > don't
>> > work, not fixing driver problems before release, no "official"
>> > one-stop
>> > website to address issues and problems directly. MS could have sent
>> > notices
>> > via auto-update about cause of delays and problems instead of
>> > allowing users
>> > to spend useless hours trying to install or fix crashed systems. Very
>> > bad PR
>> > for MS and their SP1.
>> > Meanwhile, what is Microsoft Expressions? Is it something I can use to
>> > convert MOV files to WMV? Does it need SP1 loaded first and will I
>> > still need
>> > Quicktime? (which downloads needed and in what order?)
>> > Thanks again, Papa John, for good advice and clear directions.
>> > Still waiting,
>> > Silverwire
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > "PapaJohn" wrote:
>> >
>> >> the help file says it does.... but I'd like to test it. I'd like a
>> >> 3g2 test file, so email one and I'll let you know.
>> >>
>> >> papajohn.....at..... chartermi...... dot..... net
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> website references are to www.papajohn.org
>> >>
>> >> PapaJohn (MVP)
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "LisaR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> >> news:[email protected]
>> >>> Great! One more question--will it convert .3g2 files (my LG phone
>> >>> uses those
>> >>> for video) to .WMV?
>> >>>
>> >>> "PapaJohn" wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>>> It'll continue to work... I'm running the Express version on my XP
>> >>>> laptop and just conversted an MOV file to check it.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> --
>> >>>> website references are to www.papajohn.org
>> >>>>
>> >>>> PapaJohn (MVP)
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> "LisaR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> >>>> news:[email protected]
>> >>>>> PapaJohn--
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> According to the Microsoft Expressions website, we can download a
>> >>>>> trial version of the Encoder. At the end of the trial, we can
>> >>>>> either buy the program, or let it revert to the free Express
>> >>>>> version. I'm just looking
>> >>>>> for
>> >>>>> something to convert .MOV files to something compatible with
>> >>>>> Windows Movie
>> >>>>> Maker, preferably something other than .AVI.
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Do you know if the Express version will still make the
>> >>>>> conversion, or is
>> >>>>> that one of the functionalities that will be disabled at the end
>> >>>>> of the trial
>> >>>>> period?
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Thanks!
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> LisaR
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> "PapaJohn" wrote:
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>> I did a fresh install of Vista Premium SP1 last night, and just
>> >>>>>> tested the
>> >>>>>> new Expression Encoder 2 beta on it... doing an MOV file
>> >>>>>> conversion to WMV.
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> It wouldn't import an MOV file without a player app on the
>> >>>>>> system, so I
>> >>>>>> installed iTunes with the bundled QuickTime player. That was
>> >>>>>> enough. The
>> >>>>>> conversion process went well and the new WMV file looks and
>> >>>>>> sounds good,
>> >>>>>> and
>> >>>>>> is in sync.
>> >>>>>> --
>> >>>>>> website references are to www.papajohn.org
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> PapaJohn (MVP)
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> "PapaJohn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> >>>>>> news:O%[email protected]
>> >>>>>>> My website's Import Movie Source Files > Video > MOV page has a
>> >>>>>>> section
>> >>>>>>> about converting them... with 3 conversion tools I haven't
>> >>>>>>> checked in
>> >>>>>>> Vista yet.
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> 3rd on my list is the new Expression Media Encoder, which I know
>> >>>>>>> converts
>> >>>>>>> MOV files fine on XP. The app runs well on Vista but I haven't
>> >>>>>>> tried converting MOV files yet in the Vista environment.
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> Good idea, something to check.
>> >>>>>>> --
>> >>>>>>> website references are to www.papajohn.org
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> PapaJohn (MVP)
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> "Silverwire" <[email protected]> wrote in
>> >>>>>>> message
>> >>>>>>> news:[email protected]
>> >>>>>>>> My Olympus FE190 & Nikon cameras use .mov video format. My
>> >>>>>>>> HPm7750n
>> >>>>>>>> Vista Hm
>> >>>>>>>> Premium OS w/media cntr pkg (WMP, WMC, NVIDIA 6150LE, WMM
>> >>>>>>>> 6.0.6, Muvee
>> >>>>>>>> Autoproducer 5.0, Creator Basic V9-Roxio) all totally useless
>> >>>>>>>> pieces
>> >>>>>>>> of
>> >>>>>>>> junk
>> >>>>>>>> for videos because none use .mov files and Vista can't convert.
>> >>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>> I googled, read many forums incl. this 1 & find 1000s of users
>> >>>>>>>> have same
>> >>>>>>>> problem. So far, no successful solution. Some claim to have
>> >>>>>>>> codecs,
>> >>>>>>>> updates,
>> >>>>>>>> other fixes but downloaders all complain of buffer overruns,
>> >>>>>>>> lost audio,
>> >>>>>>>> poor
>> >>>>>>>> quality, or just don't work in Vista, incl. Creator V10.
>> >>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>> Microsoft needs to bite the Apple (bullet) & make a deal with
>> >>>>>>>> Quicktime
>> >>>>>>>> to
>> >>>>>>>> get a conversion program that WORKS in Vista as "fix" so we
>> >>>>>>>> can use this
>> >>>>>>>> over-priced, ego-inflated, misrepresented OS to "Access your
>> >>>>>>>> music, videos
>> >>>>>>>> and photos" as it claims on the front of my PC. I feel like I
>> >>>>>>>> was scammed by
>> >>>>>>>> ads and salesmen when I bought PC last year.
>> >>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>> Anybody else out there interested in complaining on every forum
>> >>>>>>>> possible
>> >>>>>>>> to
>> >>>>>>>> get Microsoft moving on a solution? Is MS already working on
>> >>>>>>>> this? I
>> >>>>>>>> just
>> >>>>>>>> want to be able to make movies and use the features I paid
>> >>>>>>>> lots of money
>> >>>>>>>> for!
>> >>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>> ----------------
>> >>>>>>>> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft
>> >>>>>>>> responds to the
>> >>>>>>>> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion,
>> >>>>>>>> click the
>> >>>>>>>> "I
>> >>>>>>>> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the
>> >>>>>>>> button, follow
>> >>>>>>>> this
>> >>>>>>>> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based
>> >>>>>>>> Newsreader and
>> >>>>>>>> then
>> >>>>>>>> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>> >>>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx?mid=a1872c28-04bb-4db1-a995-16242629a3cf&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.music_pictures_video
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
 

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P

PapaJohn

.... I'm not sure which version of XP is needed. I guess it's not important
as this is a Vista newsgroup.
--
website references are to www.papajohn.org

PapaJohn (MVP)


"PapaJohn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:%[email protected]

>I don't use Media Convert....
>
> The new Expression Encoder 2 works on either XP or Vista.... you need SP1
> of XP, but not SP1 of Vista.
>
> On a fresh install of my Vista Ultimate system, the Encoder can't handle
> an MOV file as there's no codec for it.... to get a codec, I install
> iTunes with the optional Quick Time Player, which is enough for the
> Encoder to then convert MOV files to WMV.
> --
> website references are to www.papajohn.org
>
> PapaJohn (MVP)
>
>
> "Silverwire" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

>> John:
>> Thanks for reply, but need to know if you are using MediaConvert on
>> Vista?
>> If yes, did you have to download (or did MS auto download) SP1 to Vista?
>> I
>> read Kim Komando's report on trying MediaConvert for some video files and
>> she
>> said while it worked for her, it was rather complicated to use and I'm
>> not
>> sure she converted .mov files.
>>
>> Lots others on this and other forums offered advice for conversion
>> programs
>> but none were specific to Vista and/or to converting .mov files except
>> PapaJohn. Most were for XP which I don't have, or for other types of
>> files to
>> be converted. Most posts on .mov conversion are questions "how to" and
>> horror
>> stories about trying to convert (with no solutions) or else they don't
>> say
>> what OS they were using.
>>
>> I use my computer daily for several groups emails and information
>> newsletters, and other stuff online every day so don't want to crash my
>> system which is what I see talked about on this and other forums where
>> users
>> have tried many different programs to convert .mov files with very bad
>> results. Right now, I need my computer for all other stuff more than I
>> have
>> to convert my .mov files although I sure would like to be able to convert
>> a
>> few short videos I took on trip to China 2 years ago.
>>
>> I could not find any Vista success stories till PapaJohn's reply plus I
>> found the MS forum which explained why I had not yet seen auto download
>> of
>> SP1.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Silverwire
>>
>> "John Inzer" wrote:
>>

>>> The following free online converter can
>>> convert .mov files:
>>>
>>> MediaConvert
>>> http://media-convert.com/
>>>
>>> Also you may find Super to be worth a try:
>>>
>>> SUPER © Simplified
>>> Universal Player Encoder & Renderer
>>> http://www.videohelp.com/tools/SUPER_1
>>> (the mirror download site is faster)
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> John Inzer
>>> Digital Media MVP
>>>
>>> Notice
>>> This is not tech support
>>> I am a volunteer
>>>
>>> Solutions that work for
>>> me may not work for you
>>>
>>> Proceed at your own risk
>>> ==================================
>>>
>>> > Papa John:
>>> > You gave me good advice to "wait for automatic update of SP1 unless
>>> > you
>>> > really need it", and want you to know I'm still waiting cuz I don't
>>> > want to
>>> > download SP1 from Microsoft since now I know why it hasn't appeared
>>> > on MY
>>> > automatic update. Mike Nash, Windows Product Management, has blog
>>> > "Windows
>>> > Vista News" at link:
>>> > http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2008/02/04/announcing-the-rtm-of-windows-vista-sp1.aspx
>>> > ). Nash says: "In mid-April, we will begin delivering Windows Vista
>>> > SP1 to
>>> > Windows Vista customers who have chosen to have updates downloaded
>>> > automatically. That said, any system that Windows Update determines
>>> > has a
>>> > driver known to not update successfully will not get SP1
>>> > automatically. As
>>> > updates for these drivers become available, they will be installed
>>> > automatically by Windows Update, which will unblock these systems from
>>> > getting Service Pack 1. The result is that more and more systems will
>>> > automatically get SP1, but only when we are confident they will have
>>> > a good
>>> > experience."
>>> > I must have some of those drivers that don't update correctly and
>>> > since I
>>> > don't need any "bad experiences", I think I'll wait for SP1 to appear
>>> > in
>>> > automatic Update.
>>> > If you want to hear lots of bad experiences trying to download SP1,
>>> > check
>>> > out the windowsvistablog.com site and read about angry Vista users
>>> > upset with
>>> > Microsoft because of many SP1 issues: not identifying which drivers
>>> > don't
>>> > work, not fixing driver problems before release, no "official"
>>> > one-stop
>>> > website to address issues and problems directly. MS could have sent
>>> > notices
>>> > via auto-update about cause of delays and problems instead of
>>> > allowing users
>>> > to spend useless hours trying to install or fix crashed systems. Very
>>> > bad PR
>>> > for MS and their SP1.
>>> > Meanwhile, what is Microsoft Expressions? Is it something I can use to
>>> > convert MOV files to WMV? Does it need SP1 loaded first and will I
>>> > still need
>>> > Quicktime? (which downloads needed and in what order?)
>>> > Thanks again, Papa John, for good advice and clear directions.
>>> > Still waiting,
>>> > Silverwire
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > "PapaJohn" wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> the help file says it does.... but I'd like to test it. I'd like a
>>> >> 3g2 test file, so email one and I'll let you know.
>>> >>
>>> >> papajohn.....at..... chartermi...... dot..... net
>>> >>
>>> >> --
>>> >> website references are to www.papajohn.org
>>> >>
>>> >> PapaJohn (MVP)
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> "LisaR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> >> news:[email protected]
>>> >>> Great! One more question--will it convert .3g2 files (my LG phone
>>> >>> uses those
>>> >>> for video) to .WMV?
>>> >>>
>>> >>> "PapaJohn" wrote:
>>> >>>
>>> >>>> It'll continue to work... I'm running the Express version on my XP
>>> >>>> laptop and just conversted an MOV file to check it.
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> --
>>> >>>> website references are to www.papajohn.org
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> PapaJohn (MVP)
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> "LisaR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> >>>> news:[email protected]
>>> >>>>> PapaJohn--
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>> According to the Microsoft Expressions website, we can download a
>>> >>>>> trial version of the Encoder. At the end of the trial, we can
>>> >>>>> either buy the program, or let it revert to the free Express
>>> >>>>> version. I'm just looking
>>> >>>>> for
>>> >>>>> something to convert .MOV files to something compatible with
>>> >>>>> Windows Movie
>>> >>>>> Maker, preferably something other than .AVI.
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>> Do you know if the Express version will still make the
>>> >>>>> conversion, or is
>>> >>>>> that one of the functionalities that will be disabled at the end
>>> >>>>> of the trial
>>> >>>>> period?
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>> Thanks!
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>> LisaR
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>> "PapaJohn" wrote:
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>>> I did a fresh install of Vista Premium SP1 last night, and just
>>> >>>>>> tested the
>>> >>>>>> new Expression Encoder 2 beta on it... doing an MOV file
>>> >>>>>> conversion to WMV.
>>> >>>>>>
>>> >>>>>> It wouldn't import an MOV file without a player app on the
>>> >>>>>> system, so I
>>> >>>>>> installed iTunes with the bundled QuickTime player. That was
>>> >>>>>> enough. The
>>> >>>>>> conversion process went well and the new WMV file looks and
>>> >>>>>> sounds good,
>>> >>>>>> and
>>> >>>>>> is in sync.
>>> >>>>>> --
>>> >>>>>> website references are to www.papajohn.org
>>> >>>>>>
>>> >>>>>> PapaJohn (MVP)
>>> >>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>
>>> >>>>>> "PapaJohn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> >>>>>> news:O%[email protected]
>>> >>>>>>> My website's Import Movie Source Files > Video > MOV page has a
>>> >>>>>>> section
>>> >>>>>>> about converting them... with 3 conversion tools I haven't
>>> >>>>>>> checked in
>>> >>>>>>> Vista yet.
>>> >>>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>> 3rd on my list is the new Expression Media Encoder, which I know
>>> >>>>>>> converts
>>> >>>>>>> MOV files fine on XP. The app runs well on Vista but I haven't
>>> >>>>>>> tried converting MOV files yet in the Vista environment.
>>> >>>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>> Good idea, something to check.
>>> >>>>>>> --
>>> >>>>>>> website references are to www.papajohn.org
>>> >>>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>> PapaJohn (MVP)
>>> >>>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>> "Silverwire" <[email protected]> wrote in
>>> >>>>>>> message
>>> >>>>>>> news:[email protected]
>>> >>>>>>>> My Olympus FE190 & Nikon cameras use .mov video format. My
>>> >>>>>>>> HPm7750n
>>> >>>>>>>> Vista Hm
>>> >>>>>>>> Premium OS w/media cntr pkg (WMP, WMC, NVIDIA 6150LE, WMM
>>> >>>>>>>> 6.0.6, Muvee
>>> >>>>>>>> Autoproducer 5.0, Creator Basic V9-Roxio) all totally useless
>>> >>>>>>>> pieces
>>> >>>>>>>> of
>>> >>>>>>>> junk
>>> >>>>>>>> for videos because none use .mov files and Vista can't convert.
>>> >>>>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>>> I googled, read many forums incl. this 1 & find 1000s of users
>>> >>>>>>>> have same
>>> >>>>>>>> problem. So far, no successful solution. Some claim to have
>>> >>>>>>>> codecs,
>>> >>>>>>>> updates,
>>> >>>>>>>> other fixes but downloaders all complain of buffer overruns,
>>> >>>>>>>> lost audio,
>>> >>>>>>>> poor
>>> >>>>>>>> quality, or just don't work in Vista, incl. Creator V10.
>>> >>>>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>>> Microsoft needs to bite the Apple (bullet) & make a deal with
>>> >>>>>>>> Quicktime
>>> >>>>>>>> to
>>> >>>>>>>> get a conversion program that WORKS in Vista as "fix" so we
>>> >>>>>>>> can use this
>>> >>>>>>>> over-priced, ego-inflated, misrepresented OS to "Access your
>>> >>>>>>>> music, videos
>>> >>>>>>>> and photos" as it claims on the front of my PC. I feel like I
>>> >>>>>>>> was scammed by
>>> >>>>>>>> ads and salesmen when I bought PC last year.
>>> >>>>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>>> Anybody else out there interested in complaining on every forum
>>> >>>>>>>> possible
>>> >>>>>>>> to
>>> >>>>>>>> get Microsoft moving on a solution? Is MS already working on
>>> >>>>>>>> this? I
>>> >>>>>>>> just
>>> >>>>>>>> want to be able to make movies and use the features I paid
>>> >>>>>>>> lots of money
>>> >>>>>>>> for!
>>> >>>>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>>> ----------------
>>> >>>>>>>> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft
>>> >>>>>>>> responds to the
>>> >>>>>>>> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion,
>>> >>>>>>>> click the
>>> >>>>>>>> "I
>>> >>>>>>>> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the
>>> >>>>>>>> button, follow
>>> >>>>>>>> this
>>> >>>>>>>> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based
>>> >>>>>>>> Newsreader and
>>> >>>>>>>> then
>>> >>>>>>>> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>>> >>>>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>>> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx?mid=a1872c28-04bb-4db1-a995-16242629a3cf&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.music_pictures_video
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>
 

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S

SB Mull

I had a similar problem. I received a video with .mov extension. It would
open just fine on my pc with XP, but would not open on the PC with Vista.
Finally, I figured out that I needed to add Quick Time to the Vista PC and I
did. However, now I can't find any way to add the .mov extension to the list
of file/program associations. Did Vista drop this user flexibility option
along with all the other stuff, or am I just missing something?
--
Sandra


"Silverwire" wrote:

> My Olympus FE190 & Nikon cameras use .mov video format. My HPm7750n Vista Hm
> Premium OS w/media cntr pkg (WMP, WMC, NVIDIA 6150LE, WMM 6.0.6, Muvee
> Autoproducer 5.0, Creator Basic V9-Roxio) all totally useless pieces of junk
> for videos because none use .mov files and Vista can't convert.
>
> I googled, read many forums incl. this 1 & find 1000s of users have same
> problem. So far, no successful solution. Some claim to have codecs, updates,
> other fixes but downloaders all complain of buffer overruns, lost audio, poor
> quality, or just don't work in Vista, incl. Creator V10.
>
> Microsoft needs to bite the Apple (bullet) & make a deal with Quicktime to
> get a conversion program that WORKS in Vista as "fix" so we can use this
> over-priced, ego-inflated, misrepresented OS to "Access your music, videos
> and photos" as it claims on the front of my PC. I feel like I was scammed by
> ads and salesmen when I bought PC last year.
>
> Anybody else out there interested in complaining on every forum possible to
> get Microsoft moving on a solution? Is MS already working on this? I just
> want to be able to make movies and use the features I paid lots of money for!
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx?mid=a1872c28-04bb-4db1-a995-16242629a3cf&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.music_pictures_video
 

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D

Dave

Just right-click on a .mov file, and select Open...
then click on "Select a program from a list of installed programs".
Ok
Then select Quicktime (click on "Browse" if it's not listed, and you have to
look for the program).
[x] Always use the selected program to open this kind of file
ok

However, if you installed the QuickTime player, it should have associated
itself with .mov files already.

--
Vista Home Premium 32 SP1
http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview


"SB Mull" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> I had a similar problem. I received a video with .mov extension. It
> would
> open just fine on my pc with XP, but would not open on the PC with Vista.
> Finally, I figured out that I needed to add Quick Time to the Vista PC and
> I
> did. However, now I can't find any way to add the .mov extension to the
> list
> of file/program associations. Did Vista drop this user flexibility option
> along with all the other stuff, or am I just missing something?
> --
> Sandra
>
>
> "Silverwire" wrote:
>

>> My Olympus FE190 & Nikon cameras use .mov video format. My HPm7750n
>> Vista Hm
>> Premium OS w/media cntr pkg (WMP, WMC, NVIDIA 6150LE, WMM 6.0.6, Muvee
>> Autoproducer 5.0, Creator Basic V9-Roxio) all totally useless pieces of
>> junk
>> for videos because none use .mov files and Vista can't convert.
>>
>> I googled, read many forums incl. this 1 & find 1000s of users have same
>> problem. So far, no successful solution. Some claim to have codecs,
>> updates,
>> other fixes but downloaders all complain of buffer overruns, lost audio,
>> poor
>> quality, or just don't work in Vista, incl. Creator V10.
>>
>> Microsoft needs to bite the Apple (bullet) & make a deal with Quicktime
>> to
>> get a conversion program that WORKS in Vista as "fix" so we can use this
>> over-priced, ego-inflated, misrepresented OS to "Access your music,
>> videos
>> and photos" as it claims on the front of my PC. I feel like I was
>> scammed by
>> ads and salesmen when I bought PC last year.
>>
>> Anybody else out there interested in complaining on every forum possible
>> to
>> get Microsoft moving on a solution? Is MS already working on this? I
>> just
>> want to be able to make movies and use the features I paid lots of money
>> for!
>>
>> ----------------
>> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
>> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the
>> "I
>> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
>> this
>> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and
>> then
>> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>>
>> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx?mid=a1872c28-04bb-4db1-a995-16242629a3cf&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.music_pictures_video
 

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SB Mull

Thanks. What you said is what I expected to happen. However, Windows Mail
(where I received the file) doesn't give me the option to select a program or
to browse. When I right click, I get to choose to open, then I get the error
message that there is no program to open it. I thought I might save it, then
go from there, but when I tried that, the only file type offered is 'mail
attachment'. Could my problem now be related to using Mail? I already know
it doesn't do a bunch of stuff that OE did and I really didn't expect the
additional expense of having to purchase Outlook in order to get reliable
e-mail on all my computers. I have downloaded LIVE but don't see the
advantage of having to have a 'live' and 'hotmail' account I don't want.
Sigh! The disappointments with Vista continue.
--
Sandra


"Dave" wrote:

> Just right-click on a .mov file, and select Open...
> then click on "Select a program from a list of installed programs".
> Ok
> Then select Quicktime (click on "Browse" if it's not listed, and you have to
> look for the program).
> [x] Always use the selected program to open this kind of file
> ok
>
> However, if you installed the QuickTime player, it should have associated
> itself with .mov files already.
>
> --
> Vista Home Premium 32 SP1
> http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
>
>
> "SB Mull" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

> > I had a similar problem. I received a video with .mov extension. It
> > would
> > open just fine on my pc with XP, but would not open on the PC with Vista.
> > Finally, I figured out that I needed to add Quick Time to the Vista PC and
> > I
> > did. However, now I can't find any way to add the .mov extension to the
> > list
> > of file/program associations. Did Vista drop this user flexibility option
> > along with all the other stuff, or am I just missing something?
> > --
> > Sandra
> >
> >
> > "Silverwire" wrote:
> >

> >> My Olympus FE190 & Nikon cameras use .mov video format. My HPm7750n
> >> Vista Hm
> >> Premium OS w/media cntr pkg (WMP, WMC, NVIDIA 6150LE, WMM 6.0.6, Muvee
> >> Autoproducer 5.0, Creator Basic V9-Roxio) all totally useless pieces of
> >> junk
> >> for videos because none use .mov files and Vista can't convert.
> >>
> >> I googled, read many forums incl. this 1 & find 1000s of users have same
> >> problem. So far, no successful solution. Some claim to have codecs,
> >> updates,
> >> other fixes but downloaders all complain of buffer overruns, lost audio,
> >> poor
> >> quality, or just don't work in Vista, incl. Creator V10.
> >>
> >> Microsoft needs to bite the Apple (bullet) & make a deal with Quicktime
> >> to
> >> get a conversion program that WORKS in Vista as "fix" so we can use this
> >> over-priced, ego-inflated, misrepresented OS to "Access your music,
> >> videos
> >> and photos" as it claims on the front of my PC. I feel like I was
> >> scammed by
> >> ads and salesmen when I bought PC last year.
> >>
> >> Anybody else out there interested in complaining on every forum possible
> >> to
> >> get Microsoft moving on a solution? Is MS already working on this? I
> >> just
> >> want to be able to make movies and use the features I paid lots of money
> >> for!
> >>
> >> ----------------
> >> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> >> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the
> >> "I
> >> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
> >> this
> >> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and
> >> then
> >> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
> >>
> >> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx?mid=a1872c28-04bb-4db1-a995-16242629a3cf&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.music_pictures_video
>
>
 

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Dave

Yes, save the attachment to a folder first.
In the preview window, click on the paperclip, and select Save Attachments.
or, if you have the message open in it's own window (which I never do),
right-click on the Attach: field, select Save All..

Then use Windows Explorer to go to the folder where you saved it.
Don't try to save it to "My Documents, or any of the old familiar XP
folders.

You don't have to have a Hotmail or Live account to use Windows Live Mail.
But WLM is newer, and is being updated, whereas Windows Mail is not. And
WLM generally works better.

If you want an alternative to WM or WLM, you might look at Thunderbird.
It's what I use for my main email account.
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/

--
Vista Home Premium 32 SP1
http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview


"SB Mull" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> Thanks. What you said is what I expected to happen. However, Windows
> Mail
> (where I received the file) doesn't give me the option to select a program
> or
> to browse. When I right click, I get to choose to open, then I get the
> error
> message that there is no program to open it. I thought I might save it,
> then
> go from there, but when I tried that, the only file type offered is 'mail
> attachment'. Could my problem now be related to using Mail? I already
> know
> it doesn't do a bunch of stuff that OE did and I really didn't expect the
> additional expense of having to purchase Outlook in order to get reliable
> e-mail on all my computers. I have downloaded LIVE but don't see the
> advantage of having to have a 'live' and 'hotmail' account I don't want.
> Sigh! The disappointments with Vista continue.
> --
> Sandra
>
>
> "Dave" wrote:
>

>> Just right-click on a .mov file, and select Open...
>> then click on "Select a program from a list of installed programs".
>> Ok
>> Then select Quicktime (click on "Browse" if it's not listed, and you have
>> to
>> look for the program).
>> [x] Always use the selected program to open this kind of file
>> ok
>>
>> However, if you installed the QuickTime player, it should have associated
>> itself with .mov files already.
>>
>> --
>> Vista Home Premium 32 SP1
>> http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
>>
>>
>> "SB Mull" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]

>> > I had a similar problem. I received a video with .mov extension. It
>> > would
>> > open just fine on my pc with XP, but would not open on the PC with
>> > Vista.
>> > Finally, I figured out that I needed to add Quick Time to the Vista PC
>> > and
>> > I
>> > did. However, now I can't find any way to add the .mov extension to
>> > the
>> > list
>> > of file/program associations. Did Vista drop this user flexibility
>> > option
>> > along with all the other stuff, or am I just missing something?
>> > --
>> > Sandra
>> >
>> >
>> > "Silverwire" wrote:
>> >
>> >> My Olympus FE190 & Nikon cameras use .mov video format. My HPm7750n
>> >> Vista Hm
>> >> Premium OS w/media cntr pkg (WMP, WMC, NVIDIA 6150LE, WMM 6.0.6, Muvee
>> >> Autoproducer 5.0, Creator Basic V9-Roxio) all totally useless pieces
>> >> of
>> >> junk
>> >> for videos because none use .mov files and Vista can't convert.
>> >>
>> >> I googled, read many forums incl. this 1 & find 1000s of users have
>> >> same
>> >> problem. So far, no successful solution. Some claim to have codecs,
>> >> updates,
>> >> other fixes but downloaders all complain of buffer overruns, lost
>> >> audio,
>> >> poor
>> >> quality, or just don't work in Vista, incl. Creator V10.
>> >>
>> >> Microsoft needs to bite the Apple (bullet) & make a deal with
>> >> Quicktime
>> >> to
>> >> get a conversion program that WORKS in Vista as "fix" so we can use
>> >> this
>> >> over-priced, ego-inflated, misrepresented OS to "Access your music,
>> >> videos
>> >> and photos" as it claims on the front of my PC. I feel like I was
>> >> scammed by
>> >> ads and salesmen when I bought PC last year.
>> >>
>> >> Anybody else out there interested in complaining on every forum
>> >> possible
>> >> to
>> >> get Microsoft moving on a solution? Is MS already working on this? I
>> >> just
>> >> want to be able to make movies and use the features I paid lots of
>> >> money
>> >> for!
>> >>
>> >> ----------------
>> >> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
>> >> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click
>> >> the
>> >> "I
>> >> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button,
>> >> follow
>> >> this
>> >> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and
>> >> then
>> >> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>> >>
>> >> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx?mid=a1872c28-04bb-4db1-a995-16242629a3cf&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.music_pictures_video
>>
>>
 

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JAC

I fully agree with your statement!

"Silverwire" wrote:

> My Olympus FE190 & Nikon cameras use .mov video format. My HPm7750n Vista Hm
> Premium OS w/media cntr pkg (WMP, WMC, NVIDIA 6150LE, WMM 6.0.6, Muvee
> Autoproducer 5.0, Creator Basic V9-Roxio) all totally useless pieces of junk
> for videos because none use .mov files and Vista can't convert.
>
> I googled, read many forums incl. this 1 & find 1000s of users have same
> problem. So far, no successful solution. Some claim to have codecs, updates,
> other fixes but downloaders all complain of buffer overruns, lost audio, poor
> quality, or just don't work in Vista, incl. Creator V10.
>
> Microsoft needs to bite the Apple (bullet) & make a deal with Quicktime to
> get a conversion program that WORKS in Vista as "fix" so we can use this
> over-priced, ego-inflated, misrepresented OS to "Access your music, videos
> and photos" as it claims on the front of my PC. I feel like I was scammed by
> ads and salesmen when I bought PC last year.
>
> Anybody else out there interested in complaining on every forum possible to
> get Microsoft moving on a solution? Is MS already working on this? I just
> want to be able to make movies and use the features I paid lots of money for!
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx?mid=a1872c28-04bb-4db1-a995-16242629a3cf&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.music_pictures_video
 

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zachd [MSFT]

MOV is a very varied file format by Apple. I would suggest talking to
Apple.

If not, you would probably want to ask Apple how to convert it to a
different file type that might be easier to use/work with.

--
Speaking for myself only.
See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
--
"JAC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

>I fully agree with your statement!
>
> "Silverwire" wrote:
>

>> My Olympus FE190 & Nikon cameras use .mov video format. My HPm7750n
>> Vista Hm
>> Premium OS w/media cntr pkg (WMP, WMC, NVIDIA 6150LE, WMM 6.0.6, Muvee
>> Autoproducer 5.0, Creator Basic V9-Roxio) all totally useless pieces of
>> junk
>> for videos because none use .mov files and Vista can't convert.
>>
>> I googled, read many forums incl. this 1 & find 1000s of users have same
>> problem. So far, no successful solution. Some claim to have codecs,
>> updates,
>> other fixes but downloaders all complain of buffer overruns, lost audio,
>> poor
>> quality, or just don't work in Vista, incl. Creator V10.
>>
>> Microsoft needs to bite the Apple (bullet) & make a deal with Quicktime
>> to
>> get a conversion program that WORKS in Vista as "fix" so we can use this
>> over-priced, ego-inflated, misrepresented OS to "Access your music,
>> videos
>> and photos" as it claims on the front of my PC. I feel like I was
>> scammed by
>> ads and salesmen when I bought PC last year.
>>
>> Anybody else out there interested in complaining on every forum possible
>> to
>> get Microsoft moving on a solution? Is MS already working on this? I
>> just
>> want to be able to make movies and use the features I paid lots of money
>> for!
>>
>> ----------------
>> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
>> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the
>> "I
>> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
>> this
>> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and
>> then
>> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>>
>> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx?mid=a1872c28-04bb-4db1-a995-16242629a3cf&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.music_pictures_video
 

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C

Curious

If you google on

..mov to .mpg converter

You will get lots of hits some of which may be of interest.
Also it appears that you can play .mov files in QuickTime on Windows.
I have a friend that said he just changed the .mov suffix to .mpg
and it worked. It surprised me but its worth a try at least.
"zachd [MSFT]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:%[email protected]

>
> MOV is a very varied file format by Apple. I would suggest talking to
> Apple.
>
> If not, you would probably want to ask Apple how to convert it to a
> different file type that might be easier to use/work with.
>
> --
> Speaking for myself only.
> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights.
> --
> "JAC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

>>I fully agree with your statement!
>>
>> "Silverwire" wrote:
>>

>>> My Olympus FE190 & Nikon cameras use .mov video format. My HPm7750n
>>> Vista Hm
>>> Premium OS w/media cntr pkg (WMP, WMC, NVIDIA 6150LE, WMM 6.0.6, Muvee
>>> Autoproducer 5.0, Creator Basic V9-Roxio) all totally useless pieces of
>>> junk
>>> for videos because none use .mov files and Vista can't convert.
>>>
>>> I googled, read many forums incl. this 1 & find 1000s of users have same
>>> problem. So far, no successful solution. Some claim to have codecs,
>>> updates,
>>> other fixes but downloaders all complain of buffer overruns, lost audio,
>>> poor
>>> quality, or just don't work in Vista, incl. Creator V10.
>>>
>>> Microsoft needs to bite the Apple (bullet) & make a deal with Quicktime
>>> to
>>> get a conversion program that WORKS in Vista as "fix" so we can use this
>>> over-priced, ego-inflated, misrepresented OS to "Access your music,
>>> videos
>>> and photos" as it claims on the front of my PC. I feel like I was
>>> scammed by
>>> ads and salesmen when I bought PC last year.
>>>
>>> Anybody else out there interested in complaining on every forum possible
>>> to
>>> get Microsoft moving on a solution? Is MS already working on this? I
>>> just
>>> want to be able to make movies and use the features I paid lots of money
>>> for!
>>>
>>> ----------------
>>> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
>>> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the
>>> "I
>>> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
>>> this
>>> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and
>>> then
>>> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>>>
>>> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx?mid=a1872c28-04bb-4db1-a995-16242629a3cf&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.music_pictures_video
>
 

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zachd [MSFT]

There is a subset of files that will work like that, but ... MOV refers to a
very large set of potential subtypes, and thus this approach will also often
fail. =\

--
Speaking for myself only.
See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
--
"Curious" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> If you google on
>
> .mov to .mpg converter
>
> You will get lots of hits some of which may be of interest.
> Also it appears that you can play .mov files in QuickTime on Windows.
> I have a friend that said he just changed the .mov suffix to .mpg
> and it worked. It surprised me but its worth a try at least.
> "zachd [MSFT]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:%[email protected]

>>
>> MOV is a very varied file format by Apple. I would suggest talking to
>> Apple.
>>
>> If not, you would probably want to ask Apple how to convert it to a
>> different file type that might be easier to use/work with.
>>
>> --
>> Speaking for myself only.
>> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> rights.
>> --
>> "JAC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]

>>>I fully agree with your statement!
>>>
>>> "Silverwire" wrote:
>>>
>>>> My Olympus FE190 & Nikon cameras use .mov video format. My HPm7750n
>>>> Vista Hm
>>>> Premium OS w/media cntr pkg (WMP, WMC, NVIDIA 6150LE, WMM 6.0.6, Muvee
>>>> Autoproducer 5.0, Creator Basic V9-Roxio) all totally useless pieces of
>>>> junk
>>>> for videos because none use .mov files and Vista can't convert.
>>>>
>>>> I googled, read many forums incl. this 1 & find 1000s of users have
>>>> same
>>>> problem. So far, no successful solution. Some claim to have codecs,
>>>> updates,
>>>> other fixes but downloaders all complain of buffer overruns, lost
>>>> audio, poor
>>>> quality, or just don't work in Vista, incl. Creator V10.
>>>>
>>>> Microsoft needs to bite the Apple (bullet) & make a deal with Quicktime
>>>> to
>>>> get a conversion program that WORKS in Vista as "fix" so we can use
>>>> this
>>>> over-priced, ego-inflated, misrepresented OS to "Access your music,
>>>> videos
>>>> and photos" as it claims on the front of my PC. I feel like I was
>>>> scammed by
>>>> ads and salesmen when I bought PC last year.
>>>>
>>>> Anybody else out there interested in complaining on every forum
>>>> possible to
>>>> get Microsoft moving on a solution? Is MS already working on this? I
>>>> just
>>>> want to be able to make movies and use the features I paid lots of
>>>> money for!
>>>>
>>>> ----------------
>>>> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
>>>> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the
>>>> "I
>>>> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
>>>> this
>>>> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and
>>>> then
>>>> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>>>>
>>>> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx?mid=a1872c28-04bb-4db1-a995-16242629a3cf&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.music_pictures_video
>>
>
 

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billabc

You can try VideoMax Free Video Converter at
http://www.free-star.org/free-video-converter.html.

"Silverwire" wrote:

> My Olympus FE190 & Nikon cameras use .mov video format. My HPm7750n Vista Hm
> Premium OS w/media cntr pkg (WMP, WMC, NVIDIA 6150LE, WMM 6.0.6, Muvee
> Autoproducer 5.0, Creator Basic V9-Roxio) all totally useless pieces of junk
> for videos because none use .mov files and Vista can't convert.
>
> I googled, read many forums incl. this 1 & find 1000s of users have same
> problem. So far, no successful solution. Some claim to have codecs, updates,
> other fixes but downloaders all complain of buffer overruns, lost audio, poor
> quality, or just don't work in Vista, incl. Creator V10.
>
> Microsoft needs to bite the Apple (bullet) & make a deal with Quicktime to
> get a conversion program that WORKS in Vista as "fix" so we can use this
> over-priced, ego-inflated, misrepresented OS to "Access your music, videos
> and photos" as it claims on the front of my PC. I feel like I was scammed by
> ads and salesmen when I bought PC last year.
>
> Anybody else out there interested in complaining on every forum possible to
> get Microsoft moving on a solution? Is MS already working on this? I just
> want to be able to make movies and use the features I paid lots of money for!
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx?mid=a1872c28-04bb-4db1-a995-16242629a3cf&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.music_pictures_video
 

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brikendor

Old hat. I can get them to load into WMM for editing without prior
conversion. I posted this fact in June of last year and asked for help with
one small aspect but none was forthcoming. I solved the problem myself.
It works with the shipped version of WPG on Home Premium. I have been using
it successfully for over a year. I promised Papajohn I would let him know
how I got on.

If you read this, John, please be assured that I have retained all the
documentation.

I shall be unavailable for a while.

"billabc" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> You can try VideoMax Free Video Converter at
> http://www.free-star.org/free-video-converter.html.
>
> "Silverwire" wrote:
>

>> My Olympus FE190 & Nikon cameras use .mov video format. My HPm7750n
>> Vista Hm
>> Premium OS w/media cntr pkg (WMP, WMC, NVIDIA 6150LE, WMM 6.0.6, Muvee
>> Autoproducer 5.0, Creator Basic V9-Roxio) all totally useless pieces of
>> junk
>> for videos because none use .mov files and Vista can't convert.
>>
>> I googled, read many forums incl. this 1 & find 1000s of users have same
>> problem. So far, no successful solution. Some claim to have codecs,
>> updates,
>> other fixes but downloaders all complain of buffer overruns, lost audio,
>> poor
>> quality, or just don't work in Vista, incl. Creator V10.
>>
>> Microsoft needs to bite the Apple (bullet) & make a deal with Quicktime
>> to
>> get a conversion program that WORKS in Vista as "fix" so we can use this
>> over-priced, ego-inflated, misrepresented OS to "Access your music,
>> videos
>> and photos" as it claims on the front of my PC. I feel like I was
>> scammed by
>> ads and salesmen when I bought PC last year.
>>
>> Anybody else out there interested in complaining on every forum possible
>> to
>> get Microsoft moving on a solution? Is MS already working on this? I
>> just
>> want to be able to make movies and use the features I paid lots of money
>> for!
>>
>> ----------------
>> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
>> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the
>> "I
>> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
>> this
>> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and
>> then
>> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>>
>> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx?mid=a1872c28-04bb-4db1-a995-16242629a3cf&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.music_pictures_video
 

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brikendor

OK guys .

Now that we understand each other properly, lets talk Turkey.

I have an illness.

The only reliable cure is death - too often self-procurred .

That illness can follow a mild viral infection eg swine influenza.

It usually affects the most conscientious and productive members of society
ie the sort of people that companies want to retain (whilst letting others
go) in order to survive harsh economic conditions.

I'd like to attend my mother's funeral today. My mother's passing
represents the passing,too, of the last moral impediment to my suicide.

Like to know how to beat the global threat? Start a new thread containing
the letters "Y" "E" and (wait for it!) "S".

"brikendor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> Old hat. I can get them to load into WMM for editing without prior
> conversion. I posted this fact in June of last year and asked for help
> with one small aspect but none was forthcoming. I solved the problem
> myself. It works with the shipped version of WPG on Home Premium. I have
> been using it successfully for over a year. I promised Papajohn I would
> let him know how I got on.
>
> If you read this, John, please be assured that I have retained all the
> documentation.
>
> I shall be unavailable for a while.
>
> "billabc" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

>> You can try VideoMax Free Video Converter at
>> http://www.free-star.org/free-video-converter.html.
>>
>> "Silverwire" wrote:
>>

>>> My Olympus FE190 & Nikon cameras use .mov video format. My HPm7750n
>>> Vista Hm
>>> Premium OS w/media cntr pkg (WMP, WMC, NVIDIA 6150LE, WMM 6.0.6, Muvee
>>> Autoproducer 5.0, Creator Basic V9-Roxio) all totally useless pieces of
>>> junk
>>> for videos because none use .mov files and Vista can't convert.
>>>
>>> I googled, read many forums incl. this 1 & find 1000s of users have same
>>> problem. So far, no successful solution. Some claim to have codecs,
>>> updates,
>>> other fixes but downloaders all complain of buffer overruns, lost audio,
>>> poor
>>> quality, or just don't work in Vista, incl. Creator V10.
>>>
>>> Microsoft needs to bite the Apple (bullet) & make a deal with Quicktime
>>> to
>>> get a conversion program that WORKS in Vista as "fix" so we can use this
>>> over-priced, ego-inflated, misrepresented OS to "Access your music,
>>> videos
>>> and photos" as it claims on the front of my PC. I feel like I was
>>> scammed by
>>> ads and salesmen when I bought PC last year.
>>>
>>> Anybody else out there interested in complaining on every forum possible
>>> to
>>> get Microsoft moving on a solution? Is MS already working on this? I
>>> just
>>> want to be able to make movies and use the features I paid lots of money
>>> for!
>>>
>>> ----------------
>>> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
>>> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the
>>> "I
>>> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
>>> this
>>> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and
>>> then
>>> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>>>
>>> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx?mid=a1872c28-04bb-4db1-a995-16242629a3cf&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.music_pictures_video
>
 

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I'm following your story.... waiting for the next chapter.
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"brikendor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> Old hat. I can get them to load into WMM for editing without prior
> conversion. I posted this fact in June of last year and asked for help
> with one small aspect but none was forthcoming. I solved the problem
> myself. It works with the shipped version of WPG on Home Premium. I have
> been using it successfully for over a year. I promised Papajohn I would
> let him know how I got on.
>
> If you read this, John, please be assured that I have retained all the
> documentation.
>
> I shall be unavailable for a while.
>
> "billabc" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

>> You can try VideoMax Free Video Converter at
>> http://www.free-star.org/free-video-converter.html.
>>
>> "Silverwire" wrote:
>>

>>> My Olympus FE190 & Nikon cameras use .mov video format. My HPm7750n
>>> Vista Hm
>>> Premium OS w/media cntr pkg (WMP, WMC, NVIDIA 6150LE, WMM 6.0.6, Muvee
>>> Autoproducer 5.0, Creator Basic V9-Roxio) all totally useless pieces of
>>> junk
>>> for videos because none use .mov files and Vista can't convert.
>>>
>>> I googled, read many forums incl. this 1 & find 1000s of users have same
>>> problem. So far, no successful solution. Some claim to have codecs,
>>> updates,
>>> other fixes but downloaders all complain of buffer overruns, lost audio,
>>> poor
>>> quality, or just don't work in Vista, incl. Creator V10.
>>>
>>> Microsoft needs to bite the Apple (bullet) & make a deal with Quicktime
>>> to
>>> get a conversion program that WORKS in Vista as "fix" so we can use this
>>> over-priced, ego-inflated, misrepresented OS to "Access your music,
>>> videos
>>> and photos" as it claims on the front of my PC. I feel like I was
>>> scammed by
>>> ads and salesmen when I bought PC last year.
>>>
>>> Anybody else out there interested in complaining on every forum possible
>>> to
>>> get Microsoft moving on a solution? Is MS already working on this? I
>>> just
>>> want to be able to make movies and use the features I paid lots of money
>>> for!
>>>
>>> ----------------
>>> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
>>> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the
>>> "I
>>> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
>>> this
>>> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and
>>> then
>>> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>>>
>>> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx?mid=a1872c28-04bb-4db1-a995-16242629a3cf&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.music_pictures_video
>
 

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John Inzer

brikendor wrote:

> Old hat. I can get them to load into WMM for editing without prior
> conversion. I posted this fact in June of last year and asked for
> help with one small aspect but none was forthcoming. I solved the
> problem myself. It works with the shipped version of WPG on Home Premium.
> I have
> been using it successfully for over a year. I promised Papajohn I
> would let him know how I got on.
>
> If you read this, John, please be assured that I have retained all the
> documentation.
>
> I shall be unavailable for a while.
==================================
How do you import an Apple QuickTime .mov
into Movie Maker without conversion?

--

J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 

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brikendor

Beatles' fan. You know what they say about one bad apple.

I have made a video entitled "Save $29.99". That may well still be the
price of Quick Time Pro. I can't be bothered to check.

"John Inzer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:OgqkhJ#[email protected]

> brikendor wrote:

>> Old hat. I can get them to load into WMM for editing without prior
>> conversion. I posted this fact in June of last year and asked for
>> help with one small aspect but none was forthcoming. I solved the
>> problem myself. It works with the shipped version of WPG on Home Premium.
>> I have
>> been using it successfully for over a year. I promised Papajohn I
>> would let him know how I got on.
>>
>> If you read this, John, please be assured that I have retained all the
>> documentation.
>>
>> I shall be unavailable for a while.
> ==================================
> How do you import an Apple QuickTime .mov
> into Movie Maker without conversion?
>
> --
>
> J. Inzer MS-MVP
> Digital Media Experience
>
> Notice
> This is not tech support
> I am a volunteer
>
> Solutions that work for
> me may not work for you
>
> Proceed at your own risk
>
 

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brikendor

I forgot to mention that I have been dependent on social security for over
twenty years and so cannot afford Quick Time Pro. Hence I had to find a
workaround. I use it exclusively for the .mov files from my Kodak Eastman
stills camera - anything played on QT Player becomes distinctly wobbly.

"brikendor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:#[email protected]

> Beatles' fan. You know what they say about one bad apple.
>
> I have made a video entitled "Save $29.99". That may well still be the
> price of Quick Time Pro. I can't be bothered to check.
>
> "John Inzer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:OgqkhJ#[email protected]

>> brikendor wrote:

>>> Old hat. I can get them to load into WMM for editing without prior
>>> conversion. I posted this fact in June of last year and asked for
>>> help with one small aspect but none was forthcoming. I solved the
>>> problem myself. It works with the shipped version of WPG on Home
>>> Premium. I have
>>> been using it successfully for over a year. I promised Papajohn I
>>> would let him know how I got on.
>>>
>>> If you read this, John, please be assured that I have retained all the
>>> documentation.
>>>
>>> I shall be unavailable for a while.
>> ==================================
>> How do you import an Apple QuickTime .mov
>> into Movie Maker without conversion?
>>
>> --
>>
>> J. Inzer MS-MVP
>> Digital Media Experience
>>
>> Notice
>> This is not tech support
>> I am a volunteer
>>
>> Solutions that work for
>> me may not work for you
>>
>> Proceed at your own risk
>>
 

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megasuperchief

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I have to agree with the original post. MS simply needs to make Movie Maker work with .MOV files. Canon cameras have now made the switch as well, to .MOV formats for their new cameras. I paid a good price for the new Canon SX1-IS, which is an incredible still camera, and an even better HD video camera. I have been using Movie Maker since it first came out, I love the user friendly layout, and have made some really good home movies with it. But now, I am forced to find, and learn something else if I want my new HD movies to look good and work.

It is my understanding that while it is possible to convert a .MOV file into something that Movie Maker will understand. The converting itself lessens the quality of the video picture. Which makes buying an HD camera kinda pointless. And, who has time to go through an extra step in a different program, before actually getting to movie maker. Not me.

Come on Microsoft, If every other editing program out there can work with .MOV, Then surely you are smart enough to make it work with Movie Maker.
 

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PapaJohn

The new Windows Live Movie Maker handles MOV files.
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www.papajohn.org


"megasuperchief" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

>
> I have to agree with the original post. MS simply needs to make Movie
> Maker work with .MOV files. Canon cameras have now made the switch as
> well, to .MOV formats for their new cameras. I paid a good price for the
> new Canon SX1-IS, which is an incredible still camera, and an even
> better HD video camera. I have been using Movie Maker since it first
> came out, I love the user friendly layout, and have made some really
> good home movies with it. But now, I am forced to find, and learn
> something else if I want my new HD movies to look good and work.
>
> It is my understanding that while it is possible to convert a .MOV file
> into something that Movie Maker will understand. The converting itself
> lessens the quality of the video picture. Which makes buying an HD
> camera kinda pointless. And, who has time to go through an extra step in
> a different program, before actually getting to movie maker. Not me.
>
> Come on Microsoft, If every other editing program out there can work
> with .MOV, Then surely you are smart enough to make it work with Movie
> Maker.
>
>
> --
> megasuperchief
 

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