Unrecognizable file from camcorder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Willmo, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Willmo macrumors newbie

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    hi, im trying to put some film from my camcorder onto my iMac and am getting a message saying the file is unrecognisable.

    this is the file:

    /Volumes/Untitled/MP_ROOT/101PNV01/M2U00202.MPG

    do i need a convertor or something?

    if so what one is a good one?

    thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It's not likely you need a converter, as Macs can handle MPG files. Have you tried dragging and dropping that file onto your desktop, then trying to open it there?
     
  3. Willmo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes it opened and played but was very stop start and sound was coming off and on.

    i got that message when i tried importing it to iPhoto .
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    MPG files are video files. iPhoto is for photos. Try using iTunes or use a video player like VLC.
     

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