Re: How to import a mp4 file on Mathematica

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg131501] Re: How to import a mp4 file on Mathematica*From*: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr357 at gmail.com>*Date*: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 03:58:56 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-outx@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsendx@smc.vnet.net*References*: <20130812103934.09B4969ED@smc.vnet.net>

>From the documentation for Import ( http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/Import.html): Import handles a large number of formats, each typically with many different possible elements. The possible formats are given in the list $ImportFormats, and in the guide "Listing of All Formats". http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/guide/ListingOfAllFormats.html Select[$ImportFormats, # == "MP4" || # == "AVI" &] {"AVI"} Bob Hanlon On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 6:39 AM, Eduardo M. A. M. Mendes < emammendes at gmail.com> wrote: > Hello > > I need to add a mp4 video on one of my slides. I looked at Import and > tried the following command > > > > Import["/Users/eduardo/Dropbox/Engenharia_de_Controle/movies/files/Honda_self-balancing_U3-X_electric_unicycle_1280x720.mp4","Animation"] > > to get "import::format : "Cannot import data as " Animation "". It does > not matter if I change the option to List. When I remove the option > altogether the following error comes out > > Import::infer : "Cannot infer format of file " Honda_self - balancing_U3 > - X_electric _unicycle _ 1280 x720.mp4 "." Does it mean that mp4 is not a > format that can be used within Mathematica? Do I need to covert the video > to avi? > > What am I missing? > > Many thanks > > Ed > > > > > >

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