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.mov vs mpeg4 vs Avi

Posted by judys_ont (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 12, 10 at 14:55

What is the preferred file format for recording movies from a digital camera to be played back on a computer, uploaded to fb etc.?
My cameras have always been Canon, but lately they have switched to .mov, which I believe has limitations. I know I can either download a program to convert (I prefer to not have to do that) or I can switch to another camera brand.
So, regarding movie file formats, can anyone tell me which one will not give me a lot of headaches when it comes to, Avi, mpeg?

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RE: .mov vs mpeg4 vs Avi

The good news is, I found out that I could export .mov files into mpeg in the camera software. Now I can play movie clips in my version of Windows Media Player and so I assume I won't have to much trouble sharing.

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