How many different file formats for HDD camcorders

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      Anonymous
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      I know that i’ve made comments on this on other people’s posts but I’d like to get a list of the different file formats used in HDD camcorders.

      To reiterate… I bought my dad a JVC (HD) HDD camcorder. The manual says it’s an HDV (MPEG) format, but the file extension is .TOD.

      I was wondering what other formats have been used? And why don’t they just record in MPEG format?

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      jerronsmith
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      “And why don’t they just record in MPEG format?”

      Apparently it is just an MPEG file. A quick google search implies that the reason for the difference is some kind of copyright issue.

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      Anonymous
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      That’s what I’m wondering.

      Because of this problem, it take two or three extra steps to be able to even watch the movies that you download from the HDD camcorder.

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      jerronsmith
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      I think you might just be able to change the file extension to mpg. I don’t use this format, but that is what some of the sites I looked it up on said you could do.

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