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Re: [videoblogging] hello from Craige

By Andreas Haugstrup | "Andreas Haugstrup" <videoblog@...> | andreashaugstrup
July 6, 2004 | Post #265 | Topic #262

On Mon, 5 Jul 2004 23:52:06 -0500, Jay Dedman <jay@...> wrote: > so who has a PC and can help Craige do his first videoblog? Hi Craige and welcome! I'm glad you like the concept of videoblogging as much as the rest of us. :o) The first step is to get Movie Maker to recognize the files. For that you need to convert the MOV files to something else - preferably AVI. If you want to spend cash Quicktime Pro should be able to both handle this and should have editing capabilities. I DON'T OWN the program though so I have NO IDEA what it looks like and what it can do. That's my disclaimer in capital letters. Quicktime Pro costs $30 from <http://www.apple.com/quicktime/&gt; I am thinking about buying Quicktime Pro myself because it looks like it has better compression capabilities than what I'm using now. Aaaanyway, I googled a bit and found this: <http://www.winmpg.com/mov-converter.html&gt; It should be able to convert MOV files into AVI files that you can then import into Movie Maker. The free trial version will only convert the first five minutes of a video file, but that isn't a limitation in your case. So try out the free trial and see if it works. Once you work a bit with Movie Maker you'll start cursing it's limitations (only one video track and one audio track). I haven't yet found a free or cheap, lightweight editing program for PC. Quicktime Pro might be the answer, but like I said: I haven't tried it yet. I'd like to magically find something Open Source. :o) - Andreas -- Personal: <http://www.solitude.dk&gt; File Thingie - PHP File Manager <http://www.solitude.dk/filethingie/&gt;