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Annette Nelson

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March 28, 2020 - 1:32 am
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Hi, I would love to submit a video or 2, e, 4, or maybe even 5 for the Amazing Grace project.  I don't have any idea how I would make a video with my iPad then convert it to a MP4 file.  Would any of you be able to tell me hiw I might accomplish this?  Thanks in advance for any help you could give.  


Annette Nelson

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March 28, 2020 - 5:29 am
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Hi @Annette Nelson and welcome to the forum. If you do a Google search for convert .mov to .mp4 there is free software, both downloadable and online, that you can use to convert your video. I've done this before, and it's a simple process.


Jim Dunleavy
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March 28, 2020 - 5:45 am
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I use Handbrake to convert my video files. The only down side is it's quite complicated to use. Very powerful though.




March 28, 2020 - 6:33 am
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I use VLC media player for any conversions - or for actually listening to / watching the files. Handbrake looks similar (I don't know for sure).

There must be others still... lots of solutions around to convert your files.

March 28, 2020 - 9:10 am
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When I upload my .MOV movies to Google Drive, they are converted to .MP4. I just uploaded mine from the last group project to Drive and added Pierre to share it with. It sends him an email with the link.

I noticed in the Drive they had a .MP4 extension. Try doing that. No other apps or anything is necessary. Upload a .mov you may have already. You can even rename it with Google Drive. Much more identifiable than that goofy number they are assigned. 

It works on my 5se phone with a SIM card, 6plus that has no SIM -WiFi use only, iPad Air with cellular, and my iPad Pro 2nd gen. 

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March 28, 2020 - 7:36 pm
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@Annette Nelson 

I think it might be converting to MP4 for me because I have photos in settings like this.


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I have it set to automatically transfer photos to a compatible format. Might be why it worked just uploading my .mov files to Drive. Some of my videos actually have a .mp4 extension. The one I just uploaded to share with my sister still has a .mov. She will be able to view it on her droid though because it will for st to the .mp4 for her. 


I have a shared album, a few actually. Anyway, whenever I download a shared video and then add it to my Google Drive, it uploads as a .mp4 file. Try creating a shared album in the icloud in photos. When you have a video you want to send to Fiddlerman, upload it into your shared album. Then “save video” back to you camera roll. Upload that file into Google Drive. You will see that it has uploaded as an mp4 file. Try it. Works every time for me. You will see a .mp4 extension. You may have to wait a little while to be able to share it after it has uploaded because it will say it is processing.

What I like about the Google Drive way is that I can rename the video so it makes sense. I have had to wait a bit longer once in a while now because so many people are using the internet working at home now with the COVID-19. Usually evenings and night are quicker, but I only had a fairly lomg processing wait once time.

I found it converts to the .mp4 because my daughter uploads videos for us. I download them from her shared album. They are .mov as they are Apple. My sister is a droid. I can’t send them to her because droid won’t view .mov. I tried via Google Drive and she was able to view them. After she said she viewed it, I went to remove it from my drive. I noticed it had changed from a .mov to .mp4 when uploaded to my Google Drive.

I can send the videos directly to my brother via email after I download them to my pad because he uses apple and can view the .mov videos. When they are inserted directly into my email from my camera roll, they show .mov , so uploading a .mov video to Google Drive that I downloaded from a shared icloud album, changes that .mov extension to .mp4 because that same video that was downloaded from rhe shared album and sent via email by attaching it from my camera roll, still has the .mov extension.

Create yourself a Shared album. You do NOT have to share it with anyone. After you have uploaded it, download it back to your camera roll. Go to Google Drive, upload rhe version you downloaded from your shared album you created. It should be the second one in your camera roll. After it uploads to Google Drive, you will see the .mp4 extension. You can now rename that video so it is identifiable. Then you can share it with Fiddlerman.

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Gordon Shumway
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March 29, 2020 - 5:03 am
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I found these things a lot easier on XP. Ditto for disc ripping/writing.

When it became Win 6 or whatever replaced XP, none of the old free software would work, so I lost interest. Every now and then I go back onto my XP machine offline to convert a Youtube mp4 to an audio file, but it's more trouble than it's worth.



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I have  Cremona SV-175 but its string are broken and I don't know how to repair them, I have that through (link removed by Mouse, Admin) and now I'm looking to get the new, please suggest me which should i buy Stentor Student I  or Cecilio CVN-500? 

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