I have the following starting position:
I have a GoPro Hero 2 and have done some timelapse series. I took them and stitched them together with the software that go pro provides. This all worked well.
As soon as i want to watch these videos somewhere else, I can't. The software uses some codec apparently belonging to GoPro and obviously most common players won't play anything. I already tried to convert the video to a wider accepted format(codec) but I wouldn't get anything I could watch. It either only used the first view pictures and then went black or the video was entirely black.
Now my question is should I use an other program or is there any easy way to convert my current work into a format(codec) that is wider spread. What software would you suggest to use in such a case. This is only a hobby project so I'm not prepared to spend unreasonable amounts on fully fledged software suites.