Playing a MAC file on W10 PC

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  1. Rod Bishop

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    I've got windows 10 on my PC. I have a neighbor that has a MAC using it for their security system. They gave me a USB drive to show the people trying to break in to their front door so I could see what happened.

    I cannot convert the seven MAC .mp4 files to view on my PC. I tried converting the files to several other formats, but none will run on my PC.

    I found a free program online called, Media Plater Classic Home Cinema, and I can play the MAC files on my PC. But only play, which is great to see the bad guys. in the seven MAC .mp4 clips.

    How can I open those video files so I can copy and send the videos to the cops from my PC.
     
  2. Rod Bishop

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    I also tried the USB in a W7 PC but the MAC mp4 video files will not play. I also tried Realplayer but the files will not play.
     
  3. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    iTunes wilk play those files no problem.
     
  4. Rod Bishop

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    I just tried that, no luck.

    Could the video files from the MAC be copy protected?
     
  5. johnb35

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    You might need to have them read the instructions that came with their security system.

    You can also try VLC player.
     
  6. revolution221

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    Not unless your neighbor made them that way
    Should be able to right click, select "open with", and click "itunes"/"windows media player"/"Media Plater Classic Home Cinema"
     
  7. Rod Bishop

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    Media Player Classic Home Cinema that I downloaded will play all 7 Mac files. I can watch the bad guys in action using that program, but I cannot edit, or alter or copy and paste them. The neighbors security system limits the security recordings, like my security system does, to 25 seconds.
    I want to combine the 7 recordings into one video but the Media Classic program cannot do that. The other editing programs I have cannot even open the Mac files. Other editing programs cannot even see the Mac video files. the Mac files are .mp4, but something is strange about them.

    I know the police department IT division can edit any file. I just don't understand why I can't edit or convert the Mac files. I've got several excellent video editing programs but the Mac video files have stumped me.
     
  8. Rod Bishop

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    Last night I downloaded the VLC player. It sees the Mac video files and pretends to play them. When I try to open a Mac file with VLC player a window opens and plays a blank screen with pause play stop and more, but there is no video.

    The Mac files must be copy protected. Any more things to try?
     
  9. Cromewell

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  10. Rod Bishop

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    I downloaded the program Mediaarea and it identifies the Mac mp4 files as mpeg-ps format.
     

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