Today I rebuilt my Windows 7 box and after I imported my Google Picasa database / library I realized none of my .MOV video files were showing up in any of my albums. Thinking it was an easy fix I went into the Option menu only to find the .MOV extension was greyed out. Has this happened to you? Read on as I have a simple fix.
Step 1 – Download and Install iTunes or Quicktime
No real black magic here. Just surf over to http://www.apple.com/itunes/ and you should be able to grab a copy. If your not an iTunes (iPhone/iPod etc..) user, don’t install iTunes. Just grab a copy of Quicktime here: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/. Once downloaded install the app. you downloaded.
Note: If you already have Apple Quicktime or iTunes installed, skip to Step 2.
Step 2 – Configure Picasa to display .MOV files
Open Picasa, Click Tools, Options
Click the File Type Tab, Check the Box Quicktime Movies (.MOV), Click OK
That’s all there is to it. Your .MOV files should now start appearing in your Picasa Albums. Depending on the number, it could take anywhere from a few seconds to hours to get them all populated.