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Windows 7: How do I edit .mov files


02 Jun 2010   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
How do I edit .mov files

I just bought a Kodak Zi8 which produces .mov (H264) output. I am looking for an easy tool to edit (split and join) those files without prior conversion. A lossless editor like Machete (that unfortunately cannot deal with .mov) would be preferred. I would appreciate your proposals.

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02 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

I think I've found a very nice solution for you.

First of all follow Brinks tutorial on how to install WMM on Seven at Windows Movie Maker 6.0 - Install on Windows 7.

Now watch and follow the video tutorial at YouTube - Movie Maker .MOV Help.

Hopefully this will do exactly what you want and a bit more.

Oli
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02 Jun 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Osholt. That's a neat trick that probably works in Windows 7. I have to wait until I install Windows 7 on this system because I am still in Vista - or I have to find a .mov codec (that's the message I get: Codec missing). I am still in "transition" since I came back from Florida and have to get orginized. My systems here are still on the 10/09 level from before I left to FL.

BTW: when you go to "Import" in WMM and set the import window to "All Files" (bottom right), you get the same result. You then can identify and import the file. I guess I'll have to scout for the codec although I hate codec packs. Maybe Sharks pack will do.
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02 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks Osholt. That's a neat trick that probably works in Windows 7. I have to wait until I install Windows 7 on this system because I am still in Vista - or I have to find a .mov codec (that's the message I get: Codec missing). I am still in "transition" since I came back from Florida and have to get orginized. My systems here are still on the 10/09 level from before I left to FL.

BTW: when you go to "Import" in WMM and set the import window to "All Files" (bottom right), you get the same result. You then can identify and import the file. I guess I'll have to scout for the codec although I hate codec packs. Maybe Sharks pack will do.
Have you got Quicktime installed?

I'm not very good with codecs but I believe Quicktime will do it.

Apple (United Kingdom) - QuickTime

Oli
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02 Jun 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks Osholt. That's a neat trick that probably works in Windows 7. I have to wait until I install Windows 7 on this system because I am still in Vista - or I have to find a .mov codec (that's the message I get: Codec missing). I am still in "transition" since I came back from Florida and have to get orginized. My systems here are still on the 10/09 level from before I left to FL.

BTW: when you go to "Import" in WMM and set the import window to "All Files" (bottom right), you get the same result. You then can identify and import the file. I guess I'll have to scout for the codec although I hate codec packs. Maybe Sharks pack will do.
Yes, it has a mov codec.


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02 Jun 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Unfortunately Sharks codecs did not help either. The WMM crashed immediately. Right now only VLC can deal properly with the files. Any more ideas - remember, all I want to do is edit the files. I can play them with VLC.

Correction, I got it to work. I had to use another setting within the shark codec control panel. But if anybody knows of editing alternatives, I would still appreciate. The WMM output is usually not that great - in terms of quality.
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02 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Have a look at http://software-download.name/join-q...iles-together/.

I can't vouge for it but it looks good.

Oli
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14 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think you can google "video editor supports .mov" to find some powerful freeware. For me, i would like to check the review in cnet or pc world before moving to the next step. Software with split, trim, join and rotate function is the essential, if some softwar can suppot PIP, Close-up, Jump-cut and Faceoff, that'd be better. Check my favorite softeware interface as below, which may be suitable for you too.
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14 Mar 2013   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thank you for the answer. I posted the problem 3 years ago. So in the meantime I got it working with WLMM.
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14 Mar 2013   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

out of interest whs did you use the sharks vista codec pack or the sharks win 7 codec pack.

Shark007.net - Windows Vista Codec Package
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