[Web4lib] Flip Video & Microsoft Movie Maker Compatibility Issue - Advice?
Alison.Pruntel at fauquiercounty.gov
Fri Oct 8 13:41:14 EDT 2010
The Flip Ultra's that we own, the format is mp4. Apparently Windows Movie Maker (not Media Player) only works with DV-AVI, MPG and WMV files. From my understanding, I think the older Flips did/do work with Windows Movie Maker.
Right now, my options include...
http://www.adobe.com/products/premiereel/, http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Product/1175714228541#tabview=tab0 (thanks Chris Tracy of Davenport Public Library) and http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/StudioWebPro_Overview.aspx, but I also just discovered http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/Encoder4_Overview.aspx, which might solve the problem (did not stumble upon this until I hit "send").
Again, I have to choose something that not only will do what we need, but will be palatable to our IT department who are usually skeptical of any software that isn't currently supported by their department. :-)
Thanks to everyone who has responded so far.
Electronic Resources Librarian
Fauquier County Public Library
11 Winchester Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
alison dot pruntel at fauquiercounty dot gov
FCPL Web Site: http://library.fauquiercounty.gov
My Blog: http://fcpleresources.blogspot.com
From: Robert Balliot [mailto:rballiot at gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, October 08, 2010 1:26 PM
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Subject: Re: [Web4lib] Flip Video & Microsoft Movie Maker Compatibility Issue - Advice?
What file format does it use?
On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 1:10 PM, Pruntel,Alison
<Alison.Pruntel at fauquiercounty.gov> wrote:
> Please excuse cross-postings...
> We recently purchased the Flip cameras through techsoup.org. The camera comes with basic video editing software (FlipShare), but staff would like to use something that would provide more advanced editing. We were hoping to use Windows Movie Maker (we have 2.1 installed on our XP workstations), but unfortunately the file format is not compatible. Seems like we either have to purchase some conversion software or some other video editing software that is already compatible with videos created with the Flip camera.
> Does anyone on the list have any suggestions/dealt with this already? I'll have to get our county IT department to approve any purchase/install of the software, and my initial search brought up some programs that seemed to be authored by questionable sources (especially the free stuff out there).
> Thanks in advance,
> Alison Pruntel
> Electronic Resources Librarian
> Fauquier County Public Library
> 11 Winchester Street
> Warrenton, VA 20186
> alison dot pruntel at fauquiercounty dot gov
> FCPL Web Site: http://library.fauquiercounty.gov
> My Blog: http://fcpleresources.blogspot.com
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