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Digicam videos: 3 questions


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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:10 AM

Hi, I recently got a new digital camera and have been experimenting with making exciting short videos with it (seagull on roof opposite, helicopter flying overhead, dog chasing ball etc), and when I save the finished products to my PC they save as "Quicktime Movies".

But sadly Windows Media Player (my favourite player) won't play them, so I have to use 'Media Player Classic' or 'Nero'
Problem is, I can't for the life of me find a 'continuous play' button in Med Player Classic that will let the vid play over and over, and I don't want the hassle of having to click to restart it every time.
As regards Nero, I DID find a continuous play button, but the screen annoyingly 'blinks' for a fraction of a second before cycling back to the start each time.

So basically I've got 3 questions-
1- Can I make my digicam record videos in a format that Win Media Player will accept, or will it only record as 'Quicktime Movies'?
2- Is there a 'continuous play' button in Win Media Classic, I can't find it?
3- Is there any way of getting rid of the 'blink' in Nero?

(I'm Win XP Home)

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 10:27 AM

2- Is there a 'continuous play' button in Win Media Classic, I can't find it?

If you're referring to Media Player Classic:
View / Options... / Playback /
In the Playback box, put a tick next to Repeat forever.
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 12:10 PM

1. I doubt it. Digital cameras usually stick to a particular format. However, you can use a third-party software to convert the video clips to .wmv, which is WMP's primary video format.

2. & 3. Why don't you give this player a try?
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 04:55 PM

Thanks guys, the VLC player download seems to have done the trick nicely..:thumbsup:
For the record I also tried the 'Forever' button in Media Player Classic but it doesn't work for some reason, the vid plays just once then stops.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 04:08 AM

That's cool! :thumbsup:
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