Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by dotdotdot, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    I got a cell phone and recorded some movies and put them on my computer and want to share them with people.

    But they are in a format, movie_001.3g2, and QuickTime 7 plays the .3g2 files but my friends dont have QuickTime.

    So, how can I convert, FOR FREE, the .3g2 file to .mov? Mac or Windows...
  2. macrumors 68020


    Dec 6, 2004
    In Quicktime you can just go to File>Export and then just choose any format that you want. I have no idea if it will work with that kind of a file though.

    If that doesn't work you can try this: http://www.gromkov.com/faq/faq2004-0067.html

    It tells you how to convert .3gpp which I believe is the same as .3g2, to an avi.
  3. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    But none of them detect 3g2 videos except QuickTime Pro and I need something FREE. They all detect 3gp though.
  4. macrumors 68030


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    What cellular did you use to get that format?? Didnt think there was any that did .3gp version 2.

    I dont think there is any free software that'll help; for either platform. You may have to look to QuickTime Pro. :(
  5. macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    I thought quicktime 7 (non-pro) would play any 3g files...

  6. macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2005
    Brighton, UK
    If you can play them on Quicktime, why can't they?

    Tell them to download iTunes, which quicktime comes with, and then they'll be able to watch the videos as well. And if they want, which I doubt very much, they can uninstall iTunes while still keeping Quicktime.


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