Converting Quicktime to Windows friendly format...

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  1. skinnylegs macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know of any *free* applications that will convert QuickTime video to a Windows friendly format. One of the insurance companies I do work with will not let their adjusters install any other software on their laptops and they are PC's. I frequently send them videos so I will need to convert them. I will pay, if necessary, for a program that will accomplish this but I was hoping there might be something out there that is free.
     
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    Do you know what formats they can view on their PC's? Which OS/media player version would be good to know if you aren't sure about the first question.
     
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    Then your best bet would be the .avi container with a codec of your choice.
    Divx/Xvid can be used, or the Cinepak codec which is standard on all Windows installations, but is not very space efficient.

    You need MPEG Streamclip (www.squared5.com) for doing this and maybe the Divx codec.


    You can also use WMV Studio (Flip4Mac) to convert .mov files into Windows Media 9 encoded .wmv files.
    It costs 49USD or 99USD for a more advanced version.
     
  5. skinnylegs thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for your responses!

    I may have a simpler solution...

    If I upload movies to MobileMe, do people with PC's need to have QT installed on their computer to view them?
     
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    Yes, as Mobile Me is only an online storage solution not some web player.
    Or do they use HTML 5 for embedding video?

    You could use YouTube or other online video playing services though, as Flash should be available on almost any PC.
     
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