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Mov files too large to convert!

by Hodgelett / December 20, 2007 12:07 AM PST

I'm trying to convert some video files I took into a format I can use in Pinnacle i.e. avi or mpeg, for some reason my Panasonic digi-camera records in .movs.

The problem is the files are at least 5min long each, except for one, and whenever I've tried to open them in a converter the converter screen freezes. It continues to use as much of my cpu as it can although the RAM usage steadily decreases. This is just opening the file, not actually hitting the 'convert' button yet.
The smallest file was converted successfully.

I thought I'd try splitting the movs into smaller files to see if that would make it easier...but they have the same problems as the converters. In fact I think they're just converters with the addition of being able to split the files.

Programs tried:
WinMPG Video Convert
Any Video-Audio Converter
Video Splitter Remove
...and another one which I've already deleted.

Help!

ps. I'm going on holiday for a couple of days, but any responses in the meantime would be great Happy

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I personally use Nero-vision.
by ahtoi / December 20, 2007 4:35 PM PST

Don't know what you problem is/are but length of the .mov is not the issue (I put my money on it, hehe).

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Mov files
by bloomside / December 20, 2007 11:21 PM PST

Maybe MelodyCan.com can solve your problem

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Finally!
by Hodgelett / December 29, 2007 7:35 AM PST

Thanks for all your suggestions. Melodycan wasn't free so I couldn't try that without any guarantee that it would be worth it.

However I finally cracked it - using Quicktime itself to split the videos into tiny chunks and they converted successfully. So looks like size really was the problem.

How much did you bet? Wink

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