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I have quicktime player and I can't see the movie (I can only hear the sound) that has vlc mov codec and saved in quicktime program

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Sometimes, you can even not play the MP4 in the QuickTime player.

QuickTime Player is the go-to option for Mac users. The player can handle a variety of digital formats, for instance, video, picture, sound, panoramic, etc. However, the popular media player doesn't seem to support MP4 format from time to time, and that's why people are reporting the "QuickTime Player can't open MP4" issue recently. It's frustrating as you naturally consider MP4 as a popular format that can be played on everything.

Of all the media formats out there, MP4 is the industry standard for video. It's also the most compatible format these days. Technically, the MPEG-4 format specification is based on the QuickTime format, hence QuickTime Player does support MP4 as one of the input formats. However, it seems QuickTime Player can open some MP4 files, but not all of them.

Here is the guide on how to solve QuickTime can't play MP4.

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MOV is natively supported by QuickTime and a lot other Apple devices. iOS devices like iPhone and iPad even use MOV as the default video format for video recordings. The compatibility problem could be the result of the video codec used by the MOV video.
You can use Leawo Video Converter to change the mov to QuickTime format.

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I strongly recommend using VLC for watching any type of video. Programs like Quicktime player, windows media player etc often need codecs to play certain video types and formats like avi, flv etc. As for quicktime player, you propably need to download the proper codec for your movie format type

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What are MOV files for?

MOV is a common multimedia format often used for saving movies and other video files; uses a proprietary compression algorithm developed by Apple Computer; compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
To play a MOV file, use this player
http://movplayer.net/
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A video file or a movie will not play, or you only have sound, or only video...

For 90% of video playback problems..

Just download FFDShow and vlc MEDIA PLAYER.
Its extremely rare with this combination, to find a movie file that wouldn't play, and if it doesn't play with these two, its probably a fake one.

get FFDShow here, its the first link http://www.free-codecs.com/FFDShow_download.htm

with ffdshow all you need to do is to run the setup file and click next repeatedly untill the setup is complete, and then just finish it, close it and its done, works on the background when movies are played,

more info about FFDShow - http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDShow.htm

vlc media player - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

After you got these two installed, you should be able to play most if not all of the movies out there.

Note that there are some file formats that will not work with these two, I think mov and Realmedia player files will not play with these two, there are also many other file formats that are rare and may not work with these two another player or codec may be required. for mov files Quicktime is required etc.

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.MOV from Kodak M893 IS camera are not recognized by Quicktime

The codec on mac does not recognise your file....try using a different player....vlc....gom player...mx player...instead of the one iTunes insist on chaining everyone to.
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The file format is not supported

Hi driddle00...
This information came from the Microsoft WebPage:

"Cannot play back the file. The format is not supported. This behavior occurs because PowerPoint can play back only QuickTime movies (.mov and .qt files) that use compression schemes with corresponding Media Control Interface (MCI)-compatible codecs.

A codec (compressor/decompressor) is an algorithm or scheme that is used to record digital video or audio. For example, when you transmit video over the Internet, the video must be compressed on the sending end and decompressed on the receiving end. A codec can be chosen based upon the user's audio or image quality and image size preferences.

When you read a QuickTime movie, a Video for Windows decompressor decompresses the QuickTime files. If the decompressor does not support the compression method used by the QuickTime movie, the decompressor cannot display the movie on the screen.
To work around this behavior, use one of the following methods. uparrow.gifBack to the top Method 1: Create a hyperlink to the .mov file loadTOCNode(2, 'workaround'); Create a hyperlink to the .mov file, and then let the QuickTime Player for Windows play the file instead. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Select the object or text that you want to assign the hyperlink to.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Hyperlink.
  3. Under Link to, click Existing File or Web Page.
  4. Select the QuickTime movie that you want to play, and then click OK.

    Note Under Look in, click Current Folder to see a list of files, click Browsed Pages to see a list of recently viewed Web pages, or click Recent Files to see a list of recently used files.
During the slide show, click the linked object or text to play the movie. If a valid player is available, the player starts, and then the player plays the QuickTime movie. uparrow.gifBack to the top Method 2: Convert QuickTime movies to AVI format loadTOCNode(2, 'workaround'); Note In the following steps, you must use QuickTime 4.0 Pro. You cannot follow these steps with the basic version of QuickTime 4.0. The steps are the same for both Windows and Macintosh versions of QuickTime 4.0.

You can use other QuickTime editing programs instead of QuickTime 4.0 Pro. To do this, see the QuickTime documentation for the relevant steps.

To convert the QuickTime movies to AVI format, follow these steps:
  1. Start QuickTime Pro, and then open the file that you want to convert.
  2. On the File menu, click Export.
  3. Set the Export file type to Movie to AVI.
  4. Click Options, and then click Settings.
  5. In the Compressor group, click the list of compressors, and then select one from the previous list. Cinepak is a popular format. Select the format that you think works best with the movie.
  6. Make sure that you change the extension on the file name to .avi, and then click Save.
uparrow.gifBack to the top Method 3: Recompress the QuickTime movies with compatible codec loadTOCNode(2, 'workaround'); Note In the following steps, you must use QuickTime 4.0 Pro. You cannot follow these steps with the basic version of QuickTime 4.0. The steps are the same for both Windows and Macintosh versions of QuickTime 4.0.

You can use other QuickTime editing programs instead of QuickTime 4.0 Pro. To do this, see the QuickTime documentation for the relevant steps.

To recompress the QuickTime movies with compatible codec, follow these steps:
  1. Start QuickTime Pro, and then open the file that you want to convert.
  2. On the File menu, click Export.
  3. Set the Export file type to Movie to QuickTime Movie.
  4. Click Options, and then click Settings.
  5. In the Compressor group, click the list of compressors, and then select one from the previous list. Cinepak is a popular format. Select the format that you think works best with the movie.
  6. Click Save.
uparrow.gifBack to the top Verify that QuickTime movies are compatibleYou can use Microsoft Media Player to... loadTOCNode(1, 'moreinformation'); Verify that QuickTime movies are compatible loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); You can use Microsoft Media Player to verify that a QuickTime movie is compatible with PowerPoint.

Note Microsoft Media Player (Mplayer.exe or Mplay32.exe) is a different program than Windows Media Player. Microsoft Media Player is included with various versions of the Windows operating systems, and is an MCI-compliant device. Windows Media Player, however, is a new technology that does not rely on MCI to play various forms of media. Windows Media Player can play a wider range of video and audio formats than Microsoft Media Player can play.

To determine the compatibility of the movie, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type the appropriate command for your operating system:
    • In Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, type mplayer.exe, and then click OK.
    • In Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows XP, type mplay32.exe, and then click OK.
    Microsoft Media Player starts.
  3. On the File menu, click Open.
  4. Select the QuickTime movie that you want to verify. Click Open.
If the QuickTime movie is compatible, Microsoft Media Player opens the movie. If Microsoft Media Player opens the movie, but PowerPoint does not, there may be a problem with PowerPoint or with the MCI settings. If Microsoft Media Player does not open the movie, and then you receive an error message in Media Player, the movie is not compatible and cannot be played in PowerPoint. You may be able to make the movie compatible by using one of the methods described in the WORKAROUND section of this article."
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I need to edit some files I recorded on my panasonic DMC-FZ28 camera and my editing program dont recognize the video files. Then I tried to watch them but not a single media player plays this .MOV files....

The .MOV files are apple quicktime files. you can download quicktime or install K-lite codec pack, which will let you open the files in Windows Media player. It may even let edit them in Windows Movie-maker. Cheers.
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I dont know how to watch movies i have downloaded.

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Quicktime .MOV file error 2048 when opening '"QuickTime does not understand the file" I have raw .MOV file which I cant open in Win Vista. Any reccomendations? Jay

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