How to watch videos from iphone>external hard drive>PC?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bugeyeblue, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Bugeyeblue macrumors 6502a

    Bugeyeblue

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    I put all my pictures and videos from my iphone onto my external hard drive so I can free up space. When I click on any of the saved videos on the hard drive, it automatically opens windows media player and says it can't play the video. Any idea how I can get past this?
     
  2. koban4max macrumors 68000

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    is this time capsule we're talking about? not sure.
     
  3. Bugeyeblue thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Bugeyeblue

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    What?
     
  4. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

    Interstella5555

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    From your phone? I doubt (though it's been years since I've used if) if WMP can play .mov files any more than iTunes can play WMP files. Download VLC and use that, or quicktime.
     
  5. Bugeyeblue thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Bugeyeblue

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    Thanks. I tried vlc and it works but it plays really badly. Like unwatchable and laggy and distorted.
     
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

    Interstella5555

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    Try QT. I've never had problems with VLC, but .mov files are designed to work with QT, so may work better in Windows than VLC, though that would be weird.
     
  7. lowbelly macrumors member

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    VLC is super optimized. If it can't handle them, I think your comp is just too old.
     

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