How to play video files from my camcorder!?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by npriess, May 4, 2009.

  1. npriess macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have transferred some files from my a JVC Everio camcorder (full hd).
    The file type is .TOD, but I can play them when changed to .AVI

    Anyway, the problem is - I can only play them without lag in windows media player. What is the problem? Am I missing a codec or something?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    What are you using to change them?

    If you are just changing the file extension, you should really reencode them using MPEG StreamClip to something useful, mp4 or DV (DV if you are going to edit them later).
     
  3. npriess thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just change the file extension, but also tried MPEG Streamclip. However, I don't see there is an option for full hd 1920x1080 encoding?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Not for DV, but for MP4 and Quicktime there is.
     
  5. npriess thread starter macrumors regular

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    No matter what I do, the files will still only play properly in windows media player. Why can that be?
     

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