Canon Powershot A40 AVI Movie (can't view)

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Bill, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    I have a Canon powershot a40 camera and it has a
    movie mode, when I save that movie and download it
    onto my pc (running windows 2000 pro) thru the
    card reader (no canon software installed) I can
    see the avi movie file but no matter what I try to
    open it with it won't open and play.

    If i put the card back in the camera it works and
    I can see and play the video, but what I want to
    do is be able to watch it on the pc and or convert
    it to a smaller format (say WMV) for emails or

    Just wondered if anyone here had a solution that
    would allow me to do this.

    I even tried to just rename the file movie.avi to
    movie.mpg, but that didnt work either.

    Tried Windows Media Player 9 (it says The file
    type is not supported by the Player) altho in the
    help section it says WMP9 plays avi

    Tried Windows Media Encoder 7 (wont accept avi)

    Thanks for any info or replies, I know the camera
    came with software but I haven't found the disc
    yet (figure that might be my only hope), but i
    didnt expect this to be an issue, being an avi i
    figured media player would play it or media
    encoder would allow me to convert it, so far no

    Bill, Jul 18, 2004
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