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I can not load videos from the camera onto my mac. It keeps saying that they are not movie files

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  • jdambaugh Aug 01, 2010

    When I connect my camera to my mac the videos will not transfer over. This is what happens: When I connect the camera it loads onto the desktop as "untitled." I click on it and go to the Sd-Video folder. In that folder are more folders with PRG00 as the titles. When I open one there are three different types of extensions: .moi, .mod, .pgi. When I drag them to the desktop the .mod files read: There is no default application specified to open the document :MOV001.MOD" The .moi and .pgi both read "The movie could not be opened. This is not a movie file" I have tried to switch the .moi files to .mov and .avi and I still can not open any of the files. I tried using Quicktime unsuccessfully.

  • jdambaugh Aug 01, 2010

    Thank you very much! I downloaded the first two applications you suggested from squiddo and the videos are now playing. Thank you!

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Maybe they are not detected by the cable ...I would insert the card (the SD card ) directly into the card reader and copy them from the card ...If you are sure that he videos were saved on the card ...and they are visible on the camera's playback ..than it has to be seen cause this model of the camera takes videos in mpeg2 format and this is a very common format ...all computers can play them back ..and see them with almost al players ..
you can though try to install a codec for the divx and see if with the codec they are visible .....from the forums I read about they all say thay had problems in Imovie..cause it do not reads the mpeg 2 formt ..and it supposed to ger a codec for mpeg2 in quicktime...and it costs about 20 $ ..but it will let you import them in Imovie..but Im not sure about the length f the files after you save them ...It may save them in another format like ..DV and will be almost huge ..
But if you only want to keep them in this format and be able to watch them ..than the codec will fix it ..
http://www.squidoo.com/VideoOnMac
Also you will see a free one ..the second..named..mpeg streamclicp ...it supposed to let you see them and import for conversion into DV format ..try it also if you think that you have enough space ..cause it may make them large ..but good quality ..

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    Catalin Turcu Aug 01, 2010

    http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Video/VLC-M...
    This one is a player for mac that is suposed to have the codec inside for this format ..
    In the last solution ..download them or copy them from the card into a windows computer ..and convert them into a format that is readable in Mac ...like avi ..or what ever you usually use...there are free converters on google search ..


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    Catalin Turcu Aug 01, 2010

    You are welcome ...and thank you for using FixYa ...Have a nice day !

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Can You give me a exact wording of the error message that you are getting?

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  • jdambaugh Jul 31, 2010

    When I connect the camera it loads onto the desktop as "untitled." I click on it and go to the Sd-Video folder. In that folder are more folders with PRG00 as the titles. When I open one there are three different types of extensions: .moi, .mod, .pgi. When I drag them to the desktop the .mod files read: There is no default application specified to open the document :MOV001.MOD" The .moi and .pgi both read "The movie could not be opened. This is not a movie file" I have tried to switch the .moi files to .mov and .avi and I still can not open any of the files. I tried using Quicktime unsuccessfully.

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