I have a friend with a Vista machine who's having trouble with some videos he took with an older Canon still camera (that can take short videos). It seems that some of the applications on his system (Windows Live Gallery?) don't choose the right codec when playing the video. Quality is poor and colors are off, with splotches of green all over. Thumbnails in the OS GUI have the same appearance. QuickTime does play the video correctly, though it seems slow to load. I'll post the GSpot data later today. In the meantime, on my OS X machine, VLC says the codec it uses is "MPEG-1/2 Video (mpgv)". Rez = 640x280. Frame Rate is 24fps. I can't for the life of me figure out how to tinker with codec settings in Vista. Any ideas? For reference, ffmpeg is installed and it didn't work before OR after the installation.