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Play my movies on Quicktime Pro?

Posted: Thu, 10th Apr 2003, 2:19pm

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blaine

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Hey I need to konw if I dounload QuickTime Pro and have pc and a dv cam can I put my old movies or new ones (dont forget this is on a windows computer) into QuickTime Pro and then woch them or save tham to my computer or whutever.

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Posted: Thu, 10th Apr 2003, 3:36pm

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unclepain

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To the best of my knowledge Quicktime Pro doesn't do any DV capturing. It basically will allow you to edit QT movies already on your drive and export them with different compression settings. I'm not quite clear if that's what you're asking, but if you want to capture DV files from a digital camcorder onto your computer then QT Pro will not do the capture. You can use it to play/edit/convert DV files though.
Posted: Thu, 10th Apr 2003, 9:13pm

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blaine

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Can i put movies on qick time pro that are already on my hard drive?
Posted: Thu, 10th Apr 2003, 9:28pm

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sidewinder

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Dude, do you know how to use a computer? Quicktime pro plays movies, and exports them to other formats. That's it. Yes, it can play movies on your hard drive.
Posted: Thu, 10th Apr 2003, 9:31pm

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blaine

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ya but ones that are not in qick time format? like .wmv movies.
Posted: Thu, 10th Apr 2003, 9:34pm

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Kid

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No. WMV is a proprietary Microsoft format. Quicktime won't play them in the same way Windows Media Player won't play proprietary Quicktime files.
Posted: Sun, 13th Apr 2003, 8:24pm

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Hmm, I think he's talking about converting non-Quicktime formats into the Quicktime .mov format. I don't have Quicktime Pro, so I can't help in this department, unfortunately.
Posted: Sun, 13th Apr 2003, 9:38pm

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Kid

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I convert some one way or the other in the past and I had to go via fully uncompressed which obviously took a lot of space. I expect it depends on what you are copying to what but you'll need to go through an intermediate format that both can open.