Apple is notorious for going it's own way - as is Microsoft, but when MS does it, it's called nasty behavior and when Apple does it, it's called ingenious pioneerism - and right now, today, my unholy matrimony of an iPhone and a Win10 PC is seriously frustrating me.
One word: mov.
I mean, seriously! Why can't Apple devices record videos in mp4? Or at least provide a safe software for converting them so that I can actually use the videos, e.g. edit and combine in Camtasia Studio etc?
First, Camtasia informed me that Quicktime is required in order to use .mov files. After a lengthy search, I finally found the Quicktime download for Win10 and regardless of multiple posts about how it doesn't install on Win10, it actually did. I was able to import the .mov files to Camtasia now, but did they work? Noo-o-oo! The application crashed after fruitlessly trying to play one of the three videos and won't even launch anymore.
a page where someone had asked this very question and received the frustrating answer: no can do, it is discontinued (for Windows).
Really? Really, now?! What are my options here now? Upload unedited videos only, straight to Youtube? Take my chances with a free converter (they scare me because most of them are adware at best and malware at normal)? Forget about videos?
I have always likes still photos better anyway. Sometimes, however, videos would be the way to go, but apparently I'm back to the stoneages with my combo of an iPhone and Win10. Thanks, Apple.
[Edit 24.8.2016 - Opened my mouth to complain about this to my husband who reminded me of the VLC player, and yes, it actually does do the conversion from .mov to .mp4 quite nicely, just without the sound... Then, I suddenly remembered that I also have Expression Encoder on my laptop and that works for .mov -> .wmv (not exactly preferred, but then usable in Camtasia), unless you get the Expression Encoder Pro which includes mp4-conversion too. Geez, this whole thing is flying out of proportion! I'll just avoid videos again.]