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How can I import h.264 encoded MOV files into windows movie maker?

How can I import h.264 encoded MOV files into windows movie maker?

I have a couple of digital camcorders that output .MOV files encoded in h.264 video/AAC audio. They won't load into Windows Movie Maker or Windows Media Player - I guess I need to install some codecs. Where can I get these?

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Guest [Entry]

"The .mov videos are in a proprietary Apple format whose secrets are jealously guarded by Apple. Many Apple codecs have non-Apple implementations which are pretty good, but not perfect, which is unfortunately also the case with QuickTime Alternative.

The only video player that's guaranteed to play .mov videos correctly is Apple's QuickTime. You can download it here (be sure not to download the version with iTunes).

You can either use the QuickTime player to watch your .mov videos, or you can still continue to use Windows Media Player. But in this case you'll need a product that makes available to WMP all the QuickTime codecs currently installed. A free product that does that is available here : QuickTime DirectShow Source Filter."
Guest [Entry]

"There are many alternative pay and free ways of converting these quicktime movie files.

My recommendation would be to buy quicktime 7 pro, since both MOV and AAC are proprietary formats, and it supports the H.264 codec.

Open your MOV file, from the file menu choose Export, choose Movie to Windows Media. Open the options to make any changes to the video/audio settings. Save."