Still having trouble converting file

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Lynn W, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Lynn W

    Lynn W Guest

    Took the disc into school which I thought I had converted only to be told
    that it didn't run!! So I'm working on it yet again. One thing I thought
    I'd better ask about when I went to do the conversion in QT the default
    setting was movie to Quicktime Movie and it suddenly struck me that there
    may indeed be a difference and perhaps the Quicktime Movie setting would
    indeed play in Windows?

    Lynn
     
    Lynn W, Dec 12, 2010
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  2. Lynn W

    Wes Groleau Guest

    If anyone has ever installed iTunes on the Windows machine, then it
    probably still has QuickTime.

    --
    Wes Groleau

    A pessimist says the glass is half empty.
    An optimist says the glass is half full.
    An engineer says somebody made the glass
    twice as big as it needed to be.
     
    Wes Groleau, Dec 12, 2010
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  3. Lynn W

    Lynn W Guest

    I would doubt the school would have been allowed to download iTunes. Is
    there actually a difference between Movie and QT movie then. My son thought
    that a QT file would be recognised in Windows so thought perhaps that was
    where I was going wrong by not converting to the QT Movie file? I did
    convert to AVI but the quality of the converted file was awful!

    Lynn
     
    Lynn W, Dec 12, 2010
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  4. Lynn W

    Your Name Guest

    A Quicktime movie will play on any computer that has the appropriate (or
    newer) version of Quicktime installed.

    If you want a movie to be playable on (almost) any Windows PC, then your
    best bet is to use WMV. As othres have said, Flip4Mac (via Quicktime player)
    will not convert the whole movie unless you pay for the upgrade licence.
    There's also apparently a bug in some versions of Quicktime that cause the
    end of the movie to not be converted.

    I had to convert some video clips a few weeks ago for use in a PowerPoint. I
    used a freeware / trial Windows application to convert the movies from
    Quicktime to WMV, on a Windows computer ... unfortunately I have no idea
    what software I used was called (it's on a client's computer) since I found
    it via a Google search. A free online conversion service could be another
    possibility if you've got a fast Internet connection and enough of a data
    cap.
     
    Your Name, Dec 12, 2010
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  5. Lynn W

    Wes Groleau Guest

    And it is installed if and when iTunes is installed.
    Which, as Lynn said, may not have been allowed in a school.

    But "not allowed" and "can't happen" are two completely
    different things. :)

    At my son's school, someone stole the rubber balls from
    a couple of dozen mice without being caught by the teacher
    who was supposed to be _supervising_
     
    Wes Groleau, Dec 12, 2010
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  6. Lynn W

    Lynn W Guest

    The trouble is most of my friends use Windows and this is going to be quite
    a downside of the iPhone for me if I can't do a video and then let them see
    it. I did actually download the movies from my iPhone to my husbands
    Windows laptop as I thought that would be the answer. I think I made a big
    mistake though as I started to sync it said it needed the latest version of
    iTunes to sync the iPhone 4 so I downloaded it, with the download there was
    a new version of QT which I also downloaded there I think lay a problem what
    it downloaded I think was QT for Apple as that's what it appeared to say
    with the icon, whereas before he had QT for Windows obviously.
    I'm wondering if my best route to solve this is through my husbands laptop
    but obviously the first sync and then saving failed as I think it saved as
    QT for Apple again!

    Lynn
     
    Lynn W, Dec 12, 2010
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  7. Lynn W

    Lynn W Guest

    I looked at iDVD found it quite daunting but I'll have another look and see
    if I can understand what I need to do.

    Lynn
     
    Lynn W, Dec 12, 2010
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  8. Lynn W

    Lynn W Guest

    if you have roxio toast, set it to burn a video dvd and just drag the
    movie to it. it handles the rest.[/QUOTE]

    Tried that it still didn't work on Windows PC

    Lynn
     
    Lynn W, Dec 12, 2010
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  9. Lynn W

    Lynn W Guest

    windows can't play standard video dvds?

    plus, if it's a standard video dvd, it will play in anything that can
    play dvds, namely set top players.[/QUOTE]

    I used Toast 8 and thought I'd just drag videos in and burn - easy! Not the
    DVD didn't play in my home DVD player or the Windows PC!

    Lynn
     
    Lynn W, Dec 12, 2010
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  10. Lynn W

    Lynn W Guest

    You know I have done so many DVDs that they are all blurring into one :) I
    did do a Data on and as you said it didn't work! I am also sure that I did
    one as DVD-Video as I thought then at least it would play in a DVD Player if
    not a PC but it didn't play in my Panasonic (expensive) said Not Supported
    but did play in the TV/DVD in grandsons room. Wouldn't play on schools
    computers

    Lynn
     
    Lynn W, Dec 12, 2010
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    JF Mezei Guest

    Since the iphone is now "industry standard" and in widespread use, I
    think you could argue that it is now THEIR responsability to get their
    old windows stuff to support iphone movie format and get them to install
    software that supports non-microsoft formats.

    It appears that only microsoft doesn't natively support open formats.
     
    JF Mezei, Dec 12, 2010
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  12. Lynn W

    Guest Guest

    a quicktime movie will play on a windows pc if quicktime is installed,
    which requires someone downloading it and installing it. macs come with
    quicktime as part of the system, so there's no issue there.
     
    Guest, Dec 12, 2010
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  13. Lynn W

    Guest Guest

    you can install quicktime by itself without itunes. they are two
    separate things.

    however, you can't install itunes without quicktime because itunes
    requires it.
    there is that :)
     
    Guest, Dec 12, 2010
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  14. Lynn W

    Your Name Guest

    I've just checked the "Windows applications" storage folder on my Mac and
    found an installer file which might be the Windows application I used.
    It's called "Next Video Converter". You can download it from
    <http://www.nextvideosoft.com/next-video-converter-free.html>
     
    Your Name, Dec 13, 2010
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  15. Lynn W

    Your Name Guest

    It can depend on the age of the DVD drive in players and computers.

    Some older DVD drives have problems with some brands of writeable DVD
    discs,but work wwith other brands. DVD-RW discs can also cause more
    problems than DVD-R. Then there can be problems with the difference
    between DVD-R and DVD+R ... modern Macs can use either disc type, but not
    all players / computers can.
     
    Your Name, Dec 13, 2010
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  16. Lynn W

    Guest Guest

    I looked at iDVD found it quite daunting but I'll have another look and see
    if I can understand what I need to do.[/QUOTE]

    if you have roxio toast, set it to burn a video dvd and just drag the
    movie to it. it handles the rest.
     
    Guest, Dec 13, 2010
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  17. Lynn W

    Guest Guest

    Tried that it still didn't work on Windows PC[/QUOTE]

    windows can't play standard video dvds?

    plus, if it's a standard video dvd, it will play in anything that can
    play dvds, namely set top players.
     
    Guest, Dec 13, 2010
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  18. Lynn W

    Guest Guest

    did you set it to be a dvd video disc?

    if it was set to be a data disc, it won't play in anything other than a
    computer with the appropriate software. that's useful for a backup but
    not for what you want.
     
    Guest, Dec 13, 2010
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  19. Lynn-

    The Roxio Toast program should tell you if it can't convert your movie
    into a video DVD. What format movie are talking about? What is the
    suffix of its file name?

    There are .WMV movies that play on a Windows computer but not on a
    Macintosh unless you install the Microsoft program. There are .MOV and
    ..MP4 movies that should play on either.

    A program that can convert between some common movie formats is
    HandBrake, which is available for Windows, Linux and OS X. I've used it
    to convert .WMV movies to .MP4 for use on an iPad. See
    <http://handbrake.fr/>.

    Fred
     
    Fred McKenzie, Dec 13, 2010
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  20. Lynn W

    Lynn W Guest

    That's great thanks for that and thanks to everyone else who has been
    helping me.

    Lynn
     
    Lynn W, Dec 13, 2010
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