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Video won't play on computer

Hi
Bought my Canon 880is digital camera at Hong Kong.
The video plays well on the camera but can't play in any other computers here in U S.
The video file has a .mov extention

I tried to open the video file with all the major video
player programs.
from: GOM Player---''you don't have necessary codec to play''
QuickTime Player----''required compresser could not be found''
Windows Media Player--''.mov is not recognised ''

I used NTSC setting in the camera and even tried PAL setting.

thanks

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Media player classic is the best solution for such type of videos. it is freely availabe on internet and free to download. use lattest codec for more complex videos.

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You are likely missing a required codec to play the file. Try using G-spot to identify which codec you need, this will also tell you if it is installed on your machine. If it is not, of course you go find and install it and all will be well. If G-spot says you already have it installed, try importing the file into Quicktime or WMP, or renaming the extension, or just post again here and let's figure something else to try.

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Use VLC PLayer u can find it here - www.Videolan.org. it playes also iso movies and everything without installing any codec.

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Install FFDSHOW to your computer
http://www.free-codecs.com/FFDshow_download.htm
Download from the first link on the page.

install the software and try playing the file again.


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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, File extension MOV is most commonly associated with a QuickTime Video Clip. Download, install, update and run Apple Quicktime.

Check and perform preliminary visual or necessary inspection. Pls post back result(s). Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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