Just keep it on your local disc or on a portable memory device and run it whenever it is necessary.
By using this application, the MPEG-4 camcorders and digital photo cameras can afterwards be easily edited in VirtualDub
and Windows Movie Maker
MPEG-4 camera videos can be played as if they were regular MPEG-4 movies. The conversion performed by MP4Cam2AVI doesn’t imply video recompression, quality losses or using QuickTime. Operation is very fast, between 5 and 20 times faster than realtime.
The cameras that have been tested with MP4Cam2AVI are MPEG4-AVC camcorders, MPEG4-ASP camcorders, photo cameras with H.263 video, and photo cameras with MOV MJPEG video.
Some of the options available with MP4Cam2AVI are batch conversion, converting MJPEG MOV's from photo camera to DivX-compatible MPEG-4 AVI in one click, watching MPEG-4 ASP/AVC/MJPEG clips before conversion using internal preview, arranging clips using a simple timeline, correcting audio and video lag in some cameras and making sound softer with configurable lowpass filter.
The application can convert 3GP files (used by mobile phones), but without maintaining the audio stream.
Limitations of this application also include the file importing methods; the “drag and drop” method is not supported.
Another precaution you need to take is installing the H.263 codec, because the output provided by this application is AVI files with H.263 video.
MP4Cam2AVI is a very useful tool for anyone using a camcorder and looking to convert video into AVI files which can be easily edited and played.
MP4Cam2AVI is portable, which means you don’t have to install it to your computer and modify the Windows registry.