ok so i had to back up some video files for a friend and he had a mac and the reason that he wanted me to back them up for him was so that he could sell his mac. so now i have all of the captured video files but now since i have no mac and he has sold his the files seem to be useless because they can't be used in any video editing software in windows or at least nothing that i have right now. so i am wondering if there is a way to use the clips that he had without using a mac? i tried to search google but cannot find anything really worth while yet. i would really like to get this working because some of that stuff is really important to him because he doesn't have the tapes to capture the video again either.
Captured video files need to be converted to windows(9 posts)
Jack, I don't know Macs, but I thought that all Mac videos were in a format that could be read by Quicktime for Windows. Modern mac videos should contain MPEG-4 video streams, such as AVC, ASP, 3GP, and so on. Older files might contain video streams compressed with Sorenson, Cinepak, or other. I would check the format with MediaInfo.
Also, those files might be archived in some Mac-type format such as StuffIt. Again, not my area of expertise, just spitballing here.
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