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Optio 330 Avi (Motion Jpeg) playback problem under WinXP

It used to be able to playback normally for all video clips once. But I don't know if upgrading to XP and/or installing direct X 9 get things worst since I don't remember the platform config at that time when I succeeded anymore. I have tried the freeware codec verifying utility "GSpot" and it says everything render successfully but without any luck of being able to playback the clips normally with neither any error message displayed. I have another PC running Win98 which orginally cannot play the clips and kept reporting "unsupported codec" until I downloaded and installed the trial version of the Morgan M-Jpeg Codec but it is a trial version and will expire in 60 days. DDDDDDamn that Pentax didn't provide any player nor any codec which let all the incompatibility problems arise! Stupid and irresponsible!! (but shall I also blame MS??) anyone know how to tackle this problem?

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Do you have quicktime installed? From what I remember there it uses a quicktime codec.

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My computer is mac OS and I want to cut some AVI video


How to Convert AVI to MOV on Mac OS X Lion
You might have many AVI files, either from digital camcorders, like Cannon, shared from a friend who has a PC or downloaded from the Internet, stored on your hard drive. And Apple has reported that "Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format" is playable on Mac and iOS devices. But if your AVI files are happened to be other AVI files instead of those usable ones, e.g. they are encoded with a codec that QuickTime can't recognize, like DivX, XviD, in these cases, if you want to add these AVI videos to iTunes for organizing, edit AVI in iMovie, or playback on your iPad, iPod or iPhone, etc., you need to convert AVI to MOV or other iOS and Mac OS compatible formats.
If you have QuickTime Pro installed, you can convert AVI to MOV Mac directly. Just choose MOV as the output format by selecting "Save as". If you don't have QuickTime Pro installed or QT pro can't convert the AVI successfully, you can use this professional yet easy to use Video Converter for Mac to do the AVI to MOV Mac converting task. This Mac app enables you to convert any video or audio in all popular formats with ease.
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Double click the .dmg image to install the AVI to MOV converter Mac and follow the step-by-step tutorial:


Load AVI videos to the Mac AVI to MOV Converter To do so, you can directly drag & drop AVI files to the AVI to MOV converter for Mac. Or you can head to the "File" menu, choose "Add Video Files" to locate the AVI files into the software.
Batch conversion is available, so you are able to add more than one file at one time. By the way, if you wanna combine several files into one for better enjoyment, you can choose "Merge into One File" at the bottom of the main interface.
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2 Select "MOV" as the output format Now you need to choose MOV format from the format drop-down list as the output format.
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Note: The AVI to MOV converter Mac additionally offers you some useful edit functions for making your videos more enjoyable. You can split, crop, add cool effects to your media files or capture your favorite scene of the video. To learn more details, you can go to the User Guide of Video Converter for Mac.
3 Start to convert AVI to MOV Mac Hit the "Convert" button and let this smart AVI to MOV Mac Video Converter do the rest for you! This video converter was specifically designed for Mac OS users. It performs greatly on iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air either with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or Mac OS X Lion.
When the conversion is done, you can play the output MOV videos in QuickTime, edit them in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or put them on your iPod, new iPad 2 for playback whenever you like. It is cool, right? Have a nice media experience then!

Sep 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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You have so many AVI format videos on you computers, but do you knowwhat the full form of .avi is? AVI is an acronym for Audio VideoInterleave. This is basically a multimedia container format that wasfirst released by Microsoft in 1992. This format was part of a largerpackage which was called "Video for Windows". As the name goes, thefiles of avi format can have both video as well as audio data withinthe space of a single file.The AVI format is like the DVD video formatwhich allows a multiple streaming of data from both audio and video.Playing AVI files on Mac can be achieved with some software such as:
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You know that iPad only supports the following video formats:
1.H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second
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Click the "Add" button to import your AVI videos into the program. Thiscool Mac AVI to iPad Converter supports batch conversion, so you canimport multiple files at a time. And merging multiple AVI videos intoone to convert is also allowed.

2. Customize the AVI Videos for your iPad
This Mac AVI to iPad Converter offers powerful video editing functions(Trim, Crop, Effect, Settings, etc.). You can simply to choose a partto do the proper editing totally based on your own needs.

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3. Start to Convert AVI to iPad on Mac
Click the "Format" drop-down list to select the proper format for youriPad. Of course, you can also convert AVI to your other portabledevices like iPod, iPhone… If you don\'t know what formats your devicesupports, you can just select the format according to the device name.

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on Aug 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Pandigital 7" photo frame won't play video


It appears that the Pandigital 7" frame (7001W01) can only play back videos encoded with the Motion JPEG A codec. The instructions do not articulate this properly and only inform you to use .avi and that video from other sources other than your camera may not be supported. Problem is, not all cameras use MJPEG A to compress the footage. But this workflow will allow you to make any type of video playback on the frame.

Just to clarify - .AVI is not a video format. It's a wrapper that holds the video. The same goes for things like .MOV or .OGM. These are only wrappers. So for Pandigital to say the frame supports ".AVI" does not explain much. It does not support codecs like DiVX or H.264, for example.

At any rate - your best option to get video to play back on these frames is to download MPEGStreamclip from the developer Squared5 (it's free) and use it to convert your videos to Motion JPEG A avi's. I'm not sure about Fixya's linking policy, but you can easily search google for "MPEGstreamclip" and find Squared5's website.

MPEGstreamclip is available for both Mac and PC platforms.

1. Once you have the software, open it and go to FILE -> OPEN FILES and select the video you would like to encode. It will load in the viewer.

2. Next, go to FILE -> EXPORT TO AVI. This will open your compression options for an .AVI

3. The first option you are offered is "Compressor" - this is the most important. Click on the arrow and scan through until you find "Apple Motion JPEG A" Click it to select this as your compression codec.

4. Leave the quality setting at 50% I found that the Pandigital Frame will choke on larger files. We're going to be shooting for a file size of appx 300mb for 3-4mins of video in order to keep things moving. Video data is very large, and the fact is is that this frame is not meant to playback very data intensive files. So you will be best off playing it safe and keeping your bitrate (kbps) low.

5. If your video file has sound, leave your Sound setting at MP3 / Stereo / Auto, but drop the bitrate to 96kbps or 128kbps. Again, we're trying to keep file sizes down and the audio out of the Frame is not great to begin with. If you must have audio, keep it low (96kbps or 128kbps) If your file does not have sound, click the MP3 drop down menu and select "No Sound"

6. Choose your frame size. If your video is 16:9 (rectangle) select 854x480 (16:9) if it is 4:3 (square) select 640x480 (4:3) - Please note, if you are using 4:3 videos, your video will have black bars on both sides of the frame. This is the nature of video aspect ratios. Aside from magnifying your video to fit a 16:9 screen, you will need to have black bars.

7. Check the box "Deinterlace video"

8. Ignore the other options.

Click "Make AVI" and the video will begin to be compressed. As I mentioned, video is a very data intensive process and compression can take time depending on the length and size of the original video. I tested this on files that were 3 minutes and 3 GB to begin with on a MacBook Pro and got the file down to 300mb in 15 minutes using these settings. I repeated this on a PC running Windows XP and had the same experience. Your times and sizes will vary.

I do not recommend trying to playback files over 700mb on the frame. My first attempt gave me a 1GB file that froze the frame when it tried to playback.

In all likelihood you will need to put the video file on a SD card or use a USB thumbdrive as the internal memory of the frame is 128mb.

Good luck! And don't be afraid to try other settings in MPEGstreamclip to better render your videos for the frame. Video compression is all about trial and error :)

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My PS3 will only play random .avi format video files using it as a media server


look in the programe menu on the ps3 and see if it set to only setin one file format amd change to all to play

Jul 11, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a canon SD 580. When I playback the video clip it's always in fast forward mode and I can't play it normal speed. Any help?


Make sure you are shooting your movies in "Standard" mode. If you have the mode set to something else, especially "Time Lapse", the playback may not match 'natural' motion.

In any case, you can control the speed of the playback. When you first enter the movie playback mode, there should be a movie control bar along the bottom of the LCD. Instead of the "Play" button, select the "Slow Motion Playback" button (single arrow with single bar next to the normal Play button), and control the speed with the left or right arrows on the multi-controller.

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Cant play AVI files on coby PMP 4330


avi format itself conatins many encoding formats . usually avi players support Xvid encoderd videos . u try to conver the video to xvid fmovie format ( .avi) with some video converters and try . ( i prefer xilisoft video conavrter ) . try and reply me

Dec 04, 2007 | Coby PMP-4330 Digital Media Player

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Cannot transfer video clip from Fujipix A340 digital camera to pc


Movies shot on FUJI's digital cameras are recorded in Motion JPEG format and can be played back using QuickTime version 3.0 or later. (You can download QuickTime from the Apple Computer site). To play back movies in Windows Media Player, download and install DirectX 8.0 or later from the DirectX website. Let us know if it fix your problem,or you need for more help. Good luck !!

Jun 24, 2006 | Fuji FinePix A340 Digital Camera

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