How do i convert Quicktime video to Windows media player file?

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Hey I have a video thats Quicktime file, but am trying to find a way to make it so it plays with Windows media player. I have Hp pavilion with WindowsXP if anyone can help i would appreciate it. reply

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09-15-2004 05:55 PM
PenguinsKID1986

Windows Media Player can’t play most Quicktime files. The few it can play use cross-platform codecs like Indeo or Cinepak, or are uncompressed.

Install Quicktime Alternative. It has a DirectShow filter that will allow all Quicktime files to be played in Windows Media Player.
http://home.hccnet.nl/h.edskes/finalbuilds.htm
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09-16-2004 01:47 AM
anonymous

couldn’t you just download quicktime media player for free at mac.com? they have a PC version there. reply

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09-26-2004 09:45 AM
nappyal

I have downloaded the file and it plays in media player but will not burn with Nero it just says unknown file format reply

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10-12-2004 03:20 PM
april2

Hey I have a video thats Quicktime file, but am trying to find a way to make it so it plays with Windows media player. I have Hp pavilion with WindowsXP if anyone can help i would appreciate it. reply

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05-08-2006 10:11 PM
umahen85

how do I convert mov file from digital camera to play on movie maker reply

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10-10-2007 07:32 PM
elaine

um, I finding how to put videos to my psp slim... reply

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03-12-2008 01:35 AM
buya
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I’m trying to get this video thats a quicktime file and convert it to avi. The file is ready only and it was put on the disk by iDVD. I really would love an answer anytime today. reply

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05-18-2008 03:13 PM
veryl0st

veryl0st wrote:
I’m trying to get this video thats a quicktime file and convert it to avi. The file is ready only and it was put on the disk by iDVD. I really would love an answer anytime today.

You can try RAD Video Tools. reply

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05-19-2008 09:25 PM
anonymous
1,580 posts

I HAV NO FRIGIN CLUE!!!! itz pissin me off
i need to play the video in window media player tooo reply

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06-08-2008 02:39 PM
anonomus

hey... I’m trying to make a movie on windows movie maker but it’s a quick time file and it won’t go onto movie maker, how do I change it to windows media file? reply

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07-27-2008 08:50 PM
lalala

I have digital camera I have to convert quick time file into media player reply

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09-18-2008 06:00 AM
D.R.Ashok Kumar

Hai, how i convert quick time player file into media player reply

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09-18-2008 06:01 AM
D.R.Ashok Kumar

I have a digital camera with Quicktime, I have no problem viewing the videos, uploading/downloading or whatever....my problem is trying to send the videos to friends, it runs forever and then errors. Can someone tell me what to do to get them to send.

Thanks reply

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12-25-2008 05:17 PM
bloomin42
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I had the smae problem. I was making a movie with windows movie maker, and the video I deeded to use was mov file. I found a video on you tube that had go to google and type in rad tool. Its a free file converter. My movie is now done! email at spuntz82 at yahoo if you need anymore help reply

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12-30-2008 10:19 AM
spuntz

i have a digital cammera( lumix) with quicktime. when ever i view my viedos on my computer quicktime always shows up and i would like my viedos to show up on windows media player. how do i do that? reply

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02-14-2009 09:46 PM
izzybel4

izzybel4 wrote:
i have a digital camera (lumix) with quicktime. whenever i view my videos on my computer quicktime always shows up and i would like my videos to show up on windows media player. how do i do that?

You should have started a new thread, as this is off-topic for the thread + the thread is REALLY old.
Anyway, to answer your question, first make sure you have QuickTime Alternative installed, then change your file associations. In Windows XP, go to control panel (classic view), folder options, file types. Find the entry for MOV. Click on it, then click advanced. Click on open, then click edit. Then browse for Windows Media Player (it’s in C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player). Although you could use wmplayer.exe, I would highly recommend you stick to mplayer2.exe. It’s tried and true, and much less prone to problems. If you have time to kill, you can also change the icon for your mov files via that window. click on change icon, then browse for an exe or dll file that has lots of icons in it (or type one in, like quartz.dll - the green icon used to be the standard one for QuickTime MOV files.) reply

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02-18-2009 11:41 AM
anonymous
1,580 posts

And for the rest of you:
RAD Video Tools is a general purpose freeware converter from MOV to AVI, but it recompresses (which is fine for most purposes if you have your MOV in codecs not available for AVI - sorenson or apple video (RPZA) for example) and has occasional glitches in audio.

If your source is from a digital camera, I highly recommend MP4Cam2AVI. It is an excellent transcoder. By default losslessly transfers the audio and video stream from one container (MOV) to the other (AVI), with no recompression, therefore no loss of quality. However its range of supported codecs is more limited than RAD. It supports pretty much all digital camera movie codecs though (H.263, MP4V (MPEG-4 part 2), H.264, Photo JPEG (fourcc JPEG), and MJPA for MOV; and MP4 files too).
MP4Cam2AVI is freeware and open source. Download it here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mp4cam2avi/ reply

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02-18-2009 11:50 AM
anonymous
1,580 posts

I’m trying to convert my digital camera .MOV files to something windows media player can play. It’s what my technically challenged family use. I downloaded AVS converter, but it isn’t activated. How do you activate it? reply

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03-09-2009 05:41 AM
mamabug

For some strnage reason recently when I D/L my videos from my Kodak digital camera to my PC it palced them all in Quicktime. I do not mind this other than the videos were for some friends who do not have QT and will not D/L it. I have not been able to convert the videos and becasue the event has gone by I can not re-record the vids. In short, would love to know what the heck happened that allowed QT to take over my PC. reply

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05-01-2009 07:32 AM
Big Daddy D

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