Movie files on still cameras

  the hick 19:42 PM 21 Dec 10
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I have a Canon A520, and a Panasonic Lumix TZ8. They both record movies in movie JPEG format, but the TZ* files will not play on Windows Media Player, only on Quicktime. Does anyone know the reason for this, please?

  Kevscar1 03:59 AM 22 Dec 10

JPEG is a still picture format. Check the manual is it MPEG

  anchor 10:29 AM 23 Dec 10

According to the review of your camera, the video format is Motion JPG.

The free conversion programme "Super" should convert this to other formats that will play in Windows media player.

  bremner 11:14 AM 23 Dec 10
  Kevscar1 14:39 PM 23 Dec 10

he didn't say motion JPEG which is why I thought he'd got it wrong.

  the hick 08:28 AM 25 Dec 10

Thank you for replies, yes my error, the format is Motion JPEG. The Canon instructions do recommend Quicktime, so why they play on Windows Media Player as well rather baffles me!

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