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    Video Formats
    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.

    Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.

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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.

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

    Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.

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