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picasa detect mp4 videos coming from my Nokia N8.

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picasa detect mp4 videos coming from my Nokia N8. mikepmolina 8/10/12 10:44 PM
picasa detect mp4 videos coming from my Nokia N8. although it says that it can identify mp4 files playable on quicktime. my videos are in the same folder as the pics but only the pics are detected.
Re: picasa detect mp4 videos coming from my Nokia N8. mikepmolina 8/10/12 10:46 PM
sorry, that should have said "picasa CANNOT detect mp4 videos.."

Re: picasa detect mp4 videos coming from my Nokia N8. hobbitt 8/11/12 7:59 AM
Windows (and therefore Picasa) isn't able to play MP4s unless additional software's installed.  Do you have Quicktime installed?  Or the software that came with your camera?  

Here's the Picasa help page for video file types: http://support.google.com/picasa/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=19626
Re: picasa detect mp4 videos coming from my Nokia N8. mikepmolina 8/12/12 6:12 AM
that's just it. according to the link you provided, which i have read before posting this question, it is supposed to play as long as i have apple's quicktime installed. i also have installed ovi suite from nokia which is the software that syncs the phone's content to the pc. still, it does not detect any size of mp4 video coming from the nokia n8
Re: picasa detect mp4 videos coming from my Nokia N8. earlboss 8/12/12 9:48 AM
Hi:
You do have the quicktime and movie file types enabled don't you? Tools menu -> Options -> File types. make sure Quicktime and Movie types are checked.
 
You might try installing the K-Lite Codec Pack, just for completeness (Also the 64 bit version if your Windows is 64 bit). Sometimes there are some settings that are set wrong.
 
If you are trying to use the Picasa Import wizard, I would try using windows explorer to go to the video folder on the camera card, and copy the videos directly to a folder being watched (like a folder in My Pictures) and see if they are seen by Picasa.
 
Earl
 
Re: picasa detect mp4 videos coming from my Nokia N8. earlboss 8/12/12 9:49 AM
Or try the phone software to import a video to My Pictures and see if it plays.
Re: picasa detect mp4 videos coming from my Nokia N8. ye2108 9/28/12 6:49 AM
I have quicktime and have imported manually.  I have also installed k-lite.  And still, Picasa will not detect my MP4 movies (even when done manually) and won't open them, unless I change the suffix to .MOV.  Any ideas?
Re: picasa detect mp4 videos coming from my Nokia N8. earlboss 9/28/12 2:41 PM
Hi Ye:
It still sounds like a Quicktime problem because Quicktime is responsible for both of those formats.
 
You should try uninstalling Quicktime, then reinstalling the latest version.  This should fix the file associations.
If that doesn't work things are getting a little "funny" here....
 
Maybe look into the file associations for the .mp4 file type?
 
Do you have Win7 x64? The K-Lite codec Pack has a 64 bit component you have to install in addition to the regular pack, but that is kind of unlikely.
 
Earl
Re: picasa detect mp4 videos coming from my Nokia N8. ye2108 9/28/12 6:50 PM
I have uninstalled and reinstalled Quicktime - no change.  I have also now uninstalled and reinstalled Picasa - still no change.  Not only does it generally not detect it - the mp4 files do not even show up as "movie or picture" files when I try to manually add them or import them into Picasa (I have to switch to "all files" in order to even see mp4 files - but it still will not import them into Picasa).  Needless to say - the files play fine in Quicktime itself, as they do in Media Player etc.

I do have Windows 7 64 bit, and I thought I downloaded the k-Lite codec for x64, but maybe I missed something there?
Re: picasa detect mp4 videos coming from my Nokia N8. earlboss 9/28/12 10:47 PM
Hi:
Boy! something wierd seems to be going on?? 
 
It is getting crazy if Windows explorer doesn't show them up as movies/videos.
That sounds like a file associations problem. When you right-click on a MP4 file and select Open With and set the default program, Is it set  to Windows Media Player?
 
As far as the K-Lite thing goes, they say to always install the 32 bit Version, and then install the 64 bit version afterwards so it will work with both kinds.
 
Please forgive me if I repeat myself, it is getting late here....
 
You have made sure the settings are ok?  Tools->Options->file types and make sure the movie and quicktime are checked? (And not greyed out.
 
You have made sure the Tools->Folder Manager has the folders the movies are in set to Scan always?
 
I'm Rambling... Good night!
Earl