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Transferring movie files from my SONY DCR SX40 to my apple

by vvvvvvvstinky / July 21, 2009 9:37 AM PDT

I'm using a Mini-Mac with 2GB of RAM and a 120GB HD. I connect the handycam to my Apple. iPhoto opens and I see all of the photos I've taken (jpg). But all of the MPEG files are blank. When I click on properties for one of the movie files it says it is a MPEG-1 (which is weird because the product specification says that it uses MPEG-2)...anyway

When I go into the MP Root directory on the handycam and open the movie folder (101PNV01) I see all of the movie files. They all have a little quicktime MPEG icon, but when I try and open them, it tells me that "The movie could not be opened, the file is not a movie file"!?

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?


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i dont know why
by chickenorfish / July 21, 2009 10:06 AM PDT
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I checked out that link and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2009 10:09 AM PDT
In reply to: i dont know why

Apple does support MPEG2 for 19.99.

Maybe you wondered why MPEG2 costs money? If so, research

MPEG2 is not free. Apple has to pay them so rather than tax everyone, only those that need it will pay.

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you know what i meant
by chickenorfish / July 21, 2009 12:29 PM PDT

you know what i meant

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And you know what I meant.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2009 12:34 PM PDT
In reply to: you know what i meant

I meant that Apple chose not to tax you for this.

Isn't that a good thing?

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You aren't doing anything "wrong"...
by boya84 / July 21, 2009 12:55 PM PDT
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Thank you for the downloads
by juliewood43 / December 2, 2009 11:25 AM PST

If I download these will things happen automatically when I plug in the computer?
I am very new at all of this and really want to learn. Again thank you for the posts they really help.

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