I am making a slideshow with pictures from christmas in iMovie and I am going to take it to my grandmas house on a USB stick so that we can watch it at her house. The only issue is she does not have a mac and I need a format that will play on her Win 7 laptop while I can still view it on mine. I have VLC installed but she does not. What format she I export with?
Answer by TheTechDude · Dec 26, 2010 at 01:42 PM
Do Macs support .m4v files(I think they do)? That is what I have all of the videos on my iPod saved as, and when I open them they open in Windows Media Player, but that could also be a codec that showed up after installing QuickTime, didn't you say that you were going to be installing Windows 7 in Boot Camp? If you did then you could test out different files types until you find one that works.
Here is a list of file types supported by Windows Media Player 12(Comes with Windows 7)(From: Here)
For your reference, here is a quick list of the video file types that Windows Media Player 12 supports out of the box. If you are having trouble playing one of these file types, you may want to ensure that the file was encoded or downloaded correctly.
Supported File Types
indows Media files- .wm, .wmv, and .asf;
AVCHD files (including Dolby Digital audio) - .m2ts and .m2t;
Apple QuickTime files - .mov and .qt;
AVI files - .avi;
Windows Recorded TV Show files - .wtv and .dvr-ms;
MPEG-4 movie files - .mp4, .mov, and .m4v;
MPEG-2 movie files -.mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .m1v, .mp2, .mpv2, .mod, and .vob;
MPEG-1 movie files- .m1v;
Motion JPEG files- .avi and .mov.
Answer by catchatyou · Dec 26, 2010 at 05:15 PM
As long as you have QuickTime installed on both computers, you can use any and all of the following formats:Audio Video Images Advanced Audio Coding (AAC)
Answer by mac colar · Dec 26, 2010 at 10:48 PM
Windows and Mac both support MP4 video, you can follow this guide to convert your video to mp4 video.
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