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030606.jpgMy new cell phone records video but I can’t find a mac program that will convert 3G2 files to quicktime or avi. I can dowload the .3G2 file and watch through Quicktime, but it won’t play directly in my browser. Any software suggestions?
For those keeping track, this is my fourth cell phone in five months. The first one drowned in Talofofo Bay, the second was given to The Husband to replace the one he lost (and later found, but he liked the camera so much he wouldn’t give it up), the third one was sold to a friend which brings me to my latest mobile. I love its video capability and the pictures are a lot cleaner than my last phone. I say this phone’s a keeper…at least until the next one that catches my eye. I’m such a gadget geek.

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6 Responses

  1. hanz says:

    If you buy quicktime, you get pro feature which would allow you to export to some browser friendly formats.

  2. Josie says:

    Yeah, I’ve tried that. Apple.com won’t sell/let me download Quicktime Pro because I have a Guam address. 🙁 Which is weird because I can buy all the songs I want from their iTunes store.

  3. Cyrill says:

    From what I understand, the .3g* or 3rd gen. files are basically just wrapper extensions. In this case, nothing more than a lossy wrapper for MPEG-4 files. Though, I have no experience with the handling of .3g* wrappers..
    It’s great to see Guam’s celluar district pushing the 3g, even though it’s been, what, four years since the concept went mainstream? : P
    Have you tried running the media file through your preferred codec tool with output selected as a plane-jane MPEG-4?

  4. Josie says:

    I don’t understand everything you’re talking about, Cyrill, but I’ll certainly try to find out! LOL

  5. Haji says:

    Try http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
    Video lan has played the unplayable for me, and re-encoded stuff, too.
    Why won’t Apple let you download? Isn’t that quite anti-American of them?

  6. Josie says:

    It’s quite ignorant of them. Like online retailers who charge international shipping to Guam instead of domestic.
    Thanks Haji, I’ll check out that link.

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