Playing MOV files on PC

  imzy 21:51 18 Dec 2012

Hi there.

I just got an IPad and I recorded some videos on it. I connected the IPad to my PC and copied and pasted the video to my hard drive. The file is in VOD format. Now I can't seem to play it with Windows Media Player and when I use orher programs to open it the quality is terrible. Also when I try to play the file my computer has crashed a couple of times and also freezed a couple of times. I would like to play it with Windows Media Player because I qant to burn it to cd and give it to people to play.

Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks

  lotvic 22:35 18 Dec 2012

It's all to do with the codecs (encoding)

Download and use the free program dvdflick to convert your Apple QuickTime .mov and burn to a DVD that can be played on any dvd player. (Don't forget to also download the manual .pdf)

  lotvic 22:41 18 Dec 2012

you also could do with free VLC player to watch .mov properly on your Windows pc. VLC can play just about anything you can chuck at it :)

  imzy 10:35 19 Dec 2012

Thanks guys. I will try to convert it then burn it to disc.Any ideas why my computer kept crashing when I tried to play the file?

  lotvic 11:19 19 Dec 2012

Not really, perhaps because Windows Media Player couldn't cope with .mov and lacks the programming to be able to identify that it can't play it properly.

  lotvic 11:32 19 Dec 2012

I also should have given you this link to Apple's page to download Apple Quicktime for Windows (Apples player so that you can watch .mov on Windows pcs)

  imzy 13:03 19 Dec 2012

Thanks lotvic. I did try to play the file with quicktime but the quality was not good but I am runnung an older version of quicktime so I will try to update it and see if that helps.I Am am alao trying Dvdflick to burn the file. Thanks.

  imzy 17:02 21 Dec 2012

I don't kmow what I am doing wrong. Even when I try to open the file with Quicktime my computer crashes and starts doing domething called a CRASH DUMP. Can someone tell me where I am going wrong and tell me step by step how I can play my ipad videos on a normal pc.

  imzy 22:02 21 Dec 2012

I tried to open the file again and the computer started to freeze then crashed.
The stop cide was: 0x000000c2, 0x00000007, 0x00001107, 0x11f415ff, 0x74661400. The error description was : BADPOOLCALLER. it didn,t mention any files. When the computer came back on it said I needed a Disk Check which took about 5 minutes then the computer started. This is a lot of trouble just to play a video file from a USB device!!!!

  imzy 17:59 22 Dec 2012

Ok thanks. Will try and let you know how I get on. I am running windows vista.

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