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MP4 vs MPG
Sep 22, 2022 06:37:49   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
I sent someone some mpg video files, and he said he can't watch them. He needs mp4. Should that be an issue? Other people are able to play them. I'm not going to convert thirty files for one person.

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Sep 22, 2022 08:37:30   #
Najataagihe
 
::snort::

Tell him to download VLC player (it's free) and play away.

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Sep 22, 2022 10:08:54   #
Doddy Loc: Barnard Castle-England
 
Najataagihe wrote:
::snort::

Tell him to download VLC player (it's free) and play away.


👍

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Sep 22, 2022 10:49:49   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Najataagihe wrote:
::snort::

Tell him to download VLC player (it's free) and play away.


That's what I told him.

PowerDirector does not support mp4. That's odd. I had to edit some of the videos using PD, and they're mpg. The others are mp4.

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Sep 23, 2022 11:23:09   #
rck281 Loc: Overland Park, KS
 
You can always use Handbrake to convert them.

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Sep 23, 2022 12:07:16   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
Yep. Two of the most important video tools you can use are VLC Media Player and HandBrake. Both are open source and run on MacOS, Windows, and Linux. I install them on all my computers, and have kept them updated for many years.

https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

https://handbrake.fr

Use HandBrake when you need to convert.

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Sep 23, 2022 16:33:15   #
kymarto Loc: Portland OR and Milan Italy
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I sent someone some mpg video files, and he said he can't watch them. He needs mp4. Should that be an issue? Other people are able to play them. I'm not going to convert thirty files for one person.


Mpg is ancient history. Super-easy to convert to something decent using Handbrake.

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Sep 24, 2022 08:34:25   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
burkphoto wrote:
Yep. Two of the most important video tools you can use are VLC Media Player and HandBrake. Both are open source and run on MacOS, Windows, and Linux. I install them on all my computers, and have kept them updated for many years.

https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

https://handbrake.fr

Use HandBrake when you need to convert.


Yes! And you can add Irfanview to that list - with the Add-Ons.

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