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I have a Sony Hard Drive video recorder and the problem is the file does not want to play on my mac. I was wondering if there is a program out there that changes the format
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Might help if we knew what format it records to.
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What software are you using (INCLUDING version)? What model number of camera?

CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

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.mpg and .avi are the file types i know off hand that iMovie will accept

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the format is mpg
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mpg plays fine on my mac in quicktime pro

other apps you might want to try to view/convert it in are (in no particular order);

VLC
Visual hub
ffmpegx

and many more
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I have ran into some MPG's that will not play. What worked for me with a lot of different video formats was to download and install Perian. It will allow Quicktime to play many different formats. Give it a try. Not sure with your mpg's from your camera, but worth a try.
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MPEG Streamclip is another app that might be useful.

CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

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