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QUESTION: Windows Movie Maker will not accept QuickTime format for editing and compressing. I have tried several free online services to convert QuickTime to WMV or AVI with no success, same with compression. What convert and compression free service or software do you suggest? Thanks.

ANSWER: Hi Wayne,

I don't know anything about QuickTime or Windows Movie Maker but I found a nice little free program that converts just about everything.

It is called Media Cope and you can find it here:

http://www.mediacope.com/

I found another one at Cnet.com but it isn't fee.

http://download.cnet.com/QuickTime-Converter/3000-2140_4-10537263.html

Good luck.

Dale :-)

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QUESTION: Thanks, Dale. What about a compressor?

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Hello Again Wayne,

I would guess that conversion programs do a little compression while making the conversion.

As for compression programs I don't have any good advice for you.

I do know that I might use more than one program to get the end result I want. The reason is that no one program seems to be able to do all you want done sometimes.

Try them if you like and see if you get the result you want. Most programs have a trial period so you can try them out.

Good luck.

Dale :-)

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I must report that I donít use Word 2003, 2007 or 2010 and have yet to be convinced that I need them. Microsoft Word 97 Microsoft Word 2000 Microsoft Word 2002 Please note: I will not answer questions about Fields, Statements, Formulas, Macros, creating and writing specific macros, VBA (Visual Basic Editor) and the Microsoft Script Editor I am willing to answer questions about: Envelopes, Mailing Labels, Database, Graphics, WordArt, Interactive Forms, Formatting, Faxes, Letters, Lists, Newsletters, Tables, Web Pages, Email, Hyperlinks, Bookmarks, HTML, Table of Contents, Footnotes, Endnotes, AutoText, AutoCorrect, Headers and Footers, Converting Documents, Customizing Toolbars and Toolbar Icons, Margins, Page Settings, Layout, Dictionaries, Languages, Find and Replace, Mail Merge, Printing, Saving Cut, Copy, Paste, Paste Special, Office Clipboard, Keyboard Shortcuts, Font Lists, Customizing, Options, Templates, Bullets, Numbering, Borders, Using Themes, Fields, Symbols, Document Map, Find and Replace, etc.

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