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Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?

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Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?
« on: 22 / June / 2009, 15:46:59 »
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for the ixus100IS/SD780.

This is a pain, many popular free editing programmes have problems opening this.

StereoMovie Maker (using QTReader.vfp) can play them and then crashes if you try to play a second time.

Quicktime 4.0 works with QTReader.vfp but cannot play the Canon files.

The free programme MOV2AVI simply crashes.

Maybe AVISynth can be used (but I think that uses QTReader.vfp) ?

Presumably the next Canon cameras will use this format as well, has anyone managed to convert them to AVI for free ?



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Re: Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?
« Reply #1 on: 22 / June / 2009, 16:30:00 »
Same with the canon Sx1, sadly :)
I use Super to convert them in a format more useable (like divx/h264).

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Re: Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?
« Reply #2 on: 22 / June / 2009, 16:36:31 »
Can you provide a short samplefile?

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Re: Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?
« Reply #3 on: 22 / June / 2009, 16:38:12 »
VLC - "The cross-platform open-source multimedia framework, player and server", also converts to all formats you have codecs on your system...

VLC homepage:  http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Features/video:   http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html
Portable version: http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/vlc_portable


Re: Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?
« Reply #4 on: 22 / June / 2009, 17:01:34 »
Can you provide a short samplefile?

It is not short and will only be available until tomorrow :-

https://www.sendthisfile.com/LbVMSbYNNETJao5iDLVBE39T

Maybe elek can provide a more manageable clip ?

Re: Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?
« Reply #5 on: 22 / June / 2009, 17:11:34 »
I use Super to convert them in a format more useable (like divx/h264).

I am a little suspicious of that website, why do you have to click three separate links and :-

" To download from this site without looping back to the same page you need to:
 Enable your JavaScript, clear your Browser cache, do not block your http_referrer (with ZoneAlarm or similar), do not use a proxy.  Queries concerning this issue will not be answered."

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Re: Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?
« Reply #6 on: 22 / June / 2009, 17:23:49 »
Hej,
VLC reads them fine at least, but sure for editing it seems a pain in the [admin: avoid swearing please].
We should just send a ton of mails to canon together because this is so stupid to use that sucky format (I hate Quicktime, I removed that virus long time ago from my computer and will never have it on again).

If you have to convert every file, it sucks as well.

Oh and with the mass mail, write one sentence or two about old powershot A style being dead. :/ I need a new one with the IS to replace my old A540 when I won't bother taking my super zoom with me. A590 was perfect, except for the 20i/s video. Damned.

Re: Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?
« Reply #7 on: 22 / June / 2009, 17:50:43 »
I have installed VLC and it plays the movie which then immediately disappears.
From a quick look at the documentation, I do not see how to convert to an AVI using any codecs on my system (such as the lossless HuffyUV).

This will be far too complicated for many users.


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Re: Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?
« Reply #8 on: 22 / June / 2009, 19:44:04 »
One could also use mencoder or ffmpeg for conversion.
And use mplayer for playback.
If mplayer can play a file, mencoder should be able to transcode it.

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Re: Why oh why did Canon choose Quicktime format ?
« Reply #9 on: 22 / June / 2009, 23:13:16 »
You might also try MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac/Windows XP/Vista, I use on Mac with good results.
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