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Movie mode - technical discussions Still imaging is complicated enough but for most of us video and movie making is a whole new world to get to grips with - here is the place to request help and advice and to post it too.

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Viewing *.MOV Files from OMD-EM5

I have been using the video mode on my E5 for the past two years, and have never experienced any problems replaying my videos. However, I have just tried to view some videos taken recently on my OMD-EM5 and have drawn a blank.

To explain, I am using Windows 7 64 bit, which is fairly recent. Windows Media Player refuses to play the videos reporting that it doesn't have the correct Codec. So I thought I would try Olympus Viewer 3.

I could see the video file previews in Viewer, but when I clicked on the thumbnails I saw a message advising that I needed to connect an Olympus camera with movie function (just once) for the video replay to work.

I tried this with both my E5 and EM5, so it now opens Windows Media Player, which reports that it doesn't have the correct Codec!

I can view the files on my Windows 8 laptop, but I am then connected to Microsoft's game download site, which I have to close before I can watch another video file.

Finally, I have tried to view my files in Photoshop CS6, but it reports that my videos are 'the wrong files'.

Any ideas?
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Re: Viewing *.MOV Files from OMD-EM5

Download Quick Time it will play them.
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Or try VLC. It plays almost everything and doesn't try to take over your computer.
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Re: Viewing *.MOV Files from OMD-EM5

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Download Quick Time it will play them.
Thank you. I have always declined Apple's offer to install QuickTime, so I will give that a try.

The VLC media player is one that I have used before on Xp machines. Maybe I should try it again. I doubt that it would need updating as often as Apple's software.
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Re: Viewing *.MOV Files from OMD-EM5

With using Win7 (or 8), the video files are still defaulting to Windows Media player & to make those .MOV files open in OV3 (after doing that initial camera connection), right click on the file (icon, thumbnail in Windows Explore file browser), hover mouse over Open with & (left) click on Choose default program... & then select OV3 (you might need to search 'Programs files' & the OV3 program folder & find the EXE file to make this happen), ticking the 'always use this program' option & it will then default to OV3. On the other hand....

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Or try VLC. It plays almost everything and doesn't try to take over your computer.
Yes, that is the best I have found too & it doesn't limit the audio output either (with plenty of extra level output available).

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