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

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?
 

koban4max

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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?
is this time capsule we're talking about? not sure.
 

Interstella5555

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Jun 30, 2008
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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.
 

Bugeyeblue

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

Interstella5555

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

lowbelly

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