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    AVI Files from digital camera (2002 SP3)

    Does PP play .avi files downloaded from a digital camera? No problems with other .avi files. Is there a size limit that PP restricts? What do I need (software) or how can I play these type of files? Error message is "cannot open these type of file."

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    Re: AVI Files from digital camera (2002 SP3)

    PPT will play files from a digital camera if those AVIs have been encoded with a common codec. Many of the digital cameras seem to use proprietary codecs to create the AVIs, MPEGs, what have you, and PPT's not always happy with those.

    Open the AVI in the software that should have come with the camera and see if you have an option to compress with or save with a different compression scheme (aka codec). http://www.soniacoleman.com/Tutorials/Powe.../Multimedia.htm has more information on what would be considered common codecs.

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    Re: AVI Files from digital camera (2002 SP3)

    For more on converting .AVI or .MOV files from digital cameras, see <post#=233147>post 233147</post#> and the rest of that thread.

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    Re: AVI Files from digital camera (2002 SP3)

    Thanks Echo Swinford and jscher2000. Solved!

    Robert

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