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I purchased a Kodak Easy Share Camera (Z812 IS) in April. I really have not been happy with it. Had to exchange the origninal one because it wouldn't stay in focus. The exchange takes pictures and movies fine but now I have a new problem. It only saves in MOV files. Those are NOT compatible with Windows Vista Movie Maker or DVD Maker regardless of what the packaging says. I found a quick fix on the internet called YOUCONVERTIT.COM. While that is great for the short term the quality of the transversion is not so hot. Is there a CODEC file that I can download or some other fix to allow the Video I am taking with my 'expensive' camerato work with my Windows Vista software? It seems such a waste of money to me that it does not work the way it was poported. A reply ASAP would be apreaciated.

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  • klbutcher Jun 05, 2008

    Not entirely sure what I'm supposed to be looking for on those pages. Could you be a little more specific? Thanks

  • klbutcher Jun 05, 2008

    Thank you. After trying everything BUT Nero... I fianally gave in and tried it. The trial version didn't do what I wanted it to do but I emailed the customer support and asked a few questions. I ended it by puchasing it and Wa-la! I'm back in business. I can't tell you how thrilled I am. This has been an on going problem since I purchased in April and I was getting exasperated. Thank you again! - Kerri

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I ran into the same problem whenI bought my Kodak nearly 4 years ago. Kodak uses Quicktime as there video standard. If you are simply trying to view the files then download and install Apple's Quicktime from http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ .

If you are trying to edit the videos then you need other software. Purchasing a license for Quicktime Pro will give you basic cut and paste functionality as well as a few other features like merging audio and video and exporting to other codecs that Quicktime support. For $30 you will be able to export your videos to AVI which will be able to be used in Movie Maker or DVD Maker. Or you could try the RAD video tools at www.radgametools.com which are free but may not be as easy to use.

Probably your best bet would be to spend a little extra money on the full version of Nero. I think it's about $80 but it is fully compatible with MOV files and a lot more powerful than Movie Maker or DVD Maker. You can download a demo at nero.com then purchase a key for it if you decide to buy it.

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    Dean Joly Jun 05, 2008

    This one is cheaper but only does the conversion: http://www.riverpast.com/en/prod/videocl...

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    Dean Joly Jun 05, 2008

    Ok, if you just want to view your videos get Quicktime at: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ .



    If you want to convert you videos to use in Windows Movie Maker or DVD Maker then get:



    Quicktime Pro: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/pro/ (Best, $30)

    Video Cleaner Lite: http://www.riverpast.com/en/prod/videocl... (Better, $20)

    Rad Video Tools: www.radgametools.com (Good, Free)



    If you want to be able to convert, manipulate, create DVDs, etc... then Nero at www.nero.com is your 1 stop shop but it will cost you $80



    Hope that clears things up a bit.

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    Dean Joly Jun 06, 2008

    Not to be nitpicky but I think you rated the wrong solution as a FixYa, I was the one who suggested Nero but you gave the FixYa to Basti. That means Basti got paid when I was the one who provided the final working solution. Not that I absolutely need the money to survive but it's nice to get recognition for my efforts and it's currently paying off my Wii :-). Thanks for using FixYa and I'm glad you are happy with Nero, I like it too.

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You can try ImToo Mov converter in which you can download from this site click here

or you can try quicktime as well..., DiVx has a codec as well to convert files, theres actually a lot but chances are you will need to purchase, here's what try calling Kodak for the recommended software, or ask for update they might have one that works on vista, im assuming that your product is still within the warranty..

Regards!

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    Edgar Allan Pagayona Jun 05, 2008

    You need to download a software that enables you to convert mov files to either mpeg or whatsoever so that you can load it on your vista computer, actually there are lots of video converters that will allow you to change the file from mov to either one that vista supports.

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    Edgar Allan Pagayona Jun 05, 2008

    try downloading quicktime alternative software on this link click here

    or this http://www.videolan.org/ since this will not require codecs

    hope this help

    keep me posted ok?


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    Edgar Allan Pagayona Jun 05, 2008

    Or try this Super Converter, its free. download it on this link HERE

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    Edgar Allan Pagayona Jun 05, 2008

    You are welcome!! Thanks for using fixya!!

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What is the file format? EG,. MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, XVid, DivX, FLV, AVI, RM, RMVB, MOV... Try using Zune Video Converter 1.20 or Open Video Converter 3.0.3....

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You can get the software for your cam to work with windows vista
check here
http://shopper.cnet.com/digital-cameras/kodak-easyshare-z812-is/4014-6501_9-32511863.html

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