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  1. #1
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    What program to watch .mov files? VLC is acting up.

    I've got a TZ5, and took a video in 16:9 @ 30fps. Downloaded it to my computer and tried to watch it with VLC. It plays about the first 4 seconds, and then it freezes, while the audio continues. I can skip to a later part of the video, plays 4 seconds, freezes, audio continues.

    I tried to play it in "Media Player Classic", but no video shows up, only audio.

    I tried playing it in Windows Media Player 11 but again it's only audio.

    What are you guys using?

  2. #2
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    Quicktime.
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  3. #3
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    Yeah, I was just trying to avoid installing that garbage.

  4. #4
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    Sounds like what you decided on is working out great then.
    Driftwood floats after years of erosion
    Incoming tide touches roots to expose them
    Quicksand steals my shoe
    Clouds bring the f-stop blues

    --Jack Johnson

  5. #5
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    I can watch them with divx but you still need the quicktime plugin.
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  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by dev View Post
    Sounds like what you decided on is working out great then.
    Quicktime is crap, I just want a simple program that will play a .mov file without all the extra junk that comes with it.

  7. #7
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    Sorry you feel that way about Quicktime. I use it often without a problem on Windows and Mac. Have you tried MPlayer?

  8. #8
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    I haven't tried that one...

    I just don't like the extra junk that Quicktime comes with, and the little Q they stick down on the system tray always running.

    I will take a look into it, thank you.

  9. #9
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    Media Player Classic

    Try Media Player Classic-It is light on system resources plays most movie file types including .mov files and works well on my pc - http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...er_Classic.htm.

    However if you are shooting the movies in HD they are very heavy on system resources on playback and it may simply be that your pc is not powerful enough to play them smoothly.

    Alternatively convert them to .avi or wmv and play them using windows media player.

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  10. #10
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    My quicktime comes with no extra junk......and it is not running all the time....Pay attention to what you download and install, and to your preferences.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave88LX View Post
    I haven't tried that one...

    I just don't like the extra junk that Quicktime comes with, and the little Q they stick down on the system tray always running.

    I will take a look into it, thank you.
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    Gene
    http://grc225.zenfolio.com/
    http://imageevent.com/grc6
    one of these days I'll understand!

    Panasonic FZ20 & FZ30,FZ18
    D50 -- D80

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