Re: [videoblogging] hello from Craige

On Mon, 5 Jul 2004 23:52:06 -0500, Jay Dedman <jay@…> wrote:

> so who has a PC and can help Craige do his first videoblog?

Hi Craige and welcome!
I'm glad you like the concept of videoblogging as much as the rest of us.
:o)

The first step is to get Movie Maker to recognize the files. For that you
need to convert the MOV files to something else – preferably AVI.

If you want to spend cash Quicktime Pro should be able to both handle this
and should have editing capabilities. I DON'T OWN the program though so I
have NO IDEA what it looks like and what it can do. That's my disclaimer
in capital letters. Quicktime Pro costs $30 from
<http://www.apple.com/quicktime/>

I am thinking about buying Quicktime Pro myself because it looks like it
has better compression capabilities than what I'm using now.

Aaaanyway, I googled a bit and found this:
<http://www.winmpg.com/mov-converter.html>

It should be able to convert MOV files into AVI files that you can then
import into Movie Maker. The free trial version will only convert the
first five minutes of a video file, but that isn't a limitation in your
case. So try out the free trial and see if it works.

Once you work a bit with Movie Maker you'll start cursing it's limitations
(only one video track and one audio track). I haven't yet found a free or
cheap, lightweight editing program for PC. Quicktime Pro might be the
answer, but like I said: I haven't tried it yet. I'd like to magically
find something Open Source. :o)

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