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how to read .mov file into matlab

Subject: how to read .mov file into matlab

From: huang

Date: 19 Nov, 2010 05:12:03

Message: 1 of 13

I need to read frames of a .mov file into matlab. But I found mmreader can not work with .mov file on Windows platform.

Appreciate kind help!

Subject: how to read .mov file into matlab

From: huang

Date: 19 Nov, 2010 09:09:03

Message: 2 of 13

problem solved!

Subject: how to read .mov file into matlab

From: Katya

Date: 4 Dec, 2010 02:25:26

Message: 3 of 13

Hi Huang,

Can you please tell me how to read .mov file into matlab

Thanks
Katya

Subject: how to read .mov file into matlab

From: Katya

Date: 4 Dec, 2010 02:27:06

Message: 4 of 13

Hi Huang

Can you please tell me you to read .mov file into matlab

Thanks
Katya

Subject: how to read .mov file into matlab

From: Katya

Date: 4 Dec, 2010 03:14:05

Message: 5 of 13

Thanks, I solved it

Subject: how to read .mov file into matlab

From: Xu

Date: 23 Feb, 2011 14:28:00

Message: 6 of 13

"Katya " <katiushik@gmail.com> wrote in message <idcblt$l1f$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> Thanks, I solved it

Hi,Katya. Could you please tell me how to solve it? My OS is windows xp.

Subject: how to read .mov file into matlab

From: Xu

Date: 23 Feb, 2011 14:28:01

Message: 7 of 13

"huang " <huangdongxy@hotmail.com> wrote in message <ic50v3$76s$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> I need to read frames of a .mov file into matlab. But I found mmreader can not work with .mov file on Windows platform.
>
> Appreciate kind help!

Hi, I have the same problems as you had. Could you please tell me how to solve it?
I am using windows os.

Thanks

Subject: how to read .mov file into matlab

From: Image Analyst

Date: 25 May, 2011 18:32:05

Message: 8 of 13

"Xu " <Xiao@dundee.ac.uk> wrote in message <ik35hh$7ar$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> "huang " <huangdongxy@hotmail.com> wrote in message <ic50v3$76s$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> > I need to read frames of a .mov file into matlab. But I found mmreader can not work with .mov file on Windows platform.
> >
> > Appreciate kind help!
>
> Hi, I have the same problems as you had. Could you please tell me how to solve it?
> I am using windows os.
>
> Thanks
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The only way I know how to "solve" it is to convert your .mov format videos into another format that MATLAB likes on Windows OS. MATLAB supports .mov only on the Macintosh. You need to use another application other than MATLAB to do that. It's odd that MATLAB has gone through countless upgrades and doesn't even add functionality as obvious as this.

http://www.mathworks.com/help/releases/R2011a/techdoc/ref/videoreaderclass.html

Windows:
AVI (.avi),
MPEG-1 (.mpg),
Windows Media Video (.wmv, .asf, .asx),
and any format supported by Microsoft DirectShow.

Subject: how to read .mov file into matlab

From: ImageAnalyst

Date: 25 May, 2011 18:38:01

Message: 9 of 13

They say the reason MATLAB can't support mov format videos is "because
the Direct Show interface on Windows does not support reading this
file format." Yes, I know Apple Quicktime has figured out how to show
mov videos on the Windows platform, but MATLAB has not. So I guess
we're stuck converting to avi, wmv, asf, or mpg format.

Subject: how to read .mov file into matlab

From: mkhan Khan

Date: 25 May, 2011 19:43:05

Message: 10 of 13

ImageAnalyst <imageanalyst@mailinator.com> wrote in message <d1ef092c-d897-47d9-8231-58ad9fb75e39@s2g2000yql.googlegroups.com>...
> They say the reason MATLAB can't support mov format videos is "because
> the Direct Show interface on Windows does not support reading this
> file format." Yes, I know Apple Quicktime has figured out how to show
> mov videos on the Windows platform, but MATLAB has not. So I guess
> we're stuck converting to avi, wmv, asf, or mpg format.

If you have Computer Vision System Toolbox, you can use VideoFileReader System Object to read video frames of mov files (provided you have the right codec installed).
For more info on VideoFileReader System Object, please look at help:
>> help vision.VideoFileReader

Thanks,
Mohammad

Subject: how to read .mov file into matlab

From: ImageAnalyst

Date: 25 May, 2011 20:23:34

Message: 11 of 13

On May 25, 3:43 pm, "mkhan Khan" <mohammad.m.khan_nos...@gmail.com>
wrote:
> If you have Computer Vision System Toolbox, you can use VideoFileReader System Object to read video frames of mov files (provided you have the right codec installed).
> For more info on VideoFileReader System Object, please look at help:
>
> >> help  vision.VideoFileReader
>
> Thanks,
> Mohammad
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I thought all mov files had the same Apple codec. Do you mean to say
that it's just as bad as the nightmare of windows videos, where there
can be dozens of possible codecs, the necessary one never being one of
the ones that you have?

Subject: how to read .mov file into matlab

From: mkhan Khan

Date: 26 May, 2011 20:52:04

Message: 12 of 13

>> I thought all mov files had the same Apple codec.
There are also third party codecs to read mov files.
>> Do you mean to say ...
VideoFileReader uses DirectShow filters on Windows. Sometimes, it's hard to find the right codec.

Thanks,
Mohammad


ImageAnalyst <imageanalyst@mailinator.com> wrote in message <99d9a220-b110-4716-a41c-d647b54709e8@y19g2000yqk.googlegroups.com>...
> On May 25, 3:43 pm, "mkhan Khan" <mohammad.m.khan_nos...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > If you have Computer Vision System Toolbox, you can use VideoFileReader System Object to read video frames of mov files (provided you have the right codec installed).
> > For more info on VideoFileReader System Object, please look at help:
> >
> > >> help  vision.VideoFileReader
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mohammad
> ---------------------------------------------
> I thought all mov files had the same Apple codec. Do you mean to say
> that it's just as bad as the nightmare of windows videos, where there
> can be dozens of possible codecs, the necessary one never being one of
> the ones that you have?

Subject: how to read .mov file into matlab

From: ImageAnalyst

Date: 26 May, 2011 21:28:17

Message: 13 of 13

But the mov file plays in other packages so I must have the codec
somewhere on my computer. Why can't MATLAB find it?

Is there anyway of finding out the name or publisher of the codec from
the mov file? Simply saying that it can't decode the file or it
doesn't have the codec is not really helpful - you'd need to know what
is required so you can go and get it.

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