QT 7.1 error message "Movie could not be found"

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  1. MacManX macrumors member

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    Since QT 7.1 some files won't play. I get an error message saying "The movie could not be found". What's going on?
    These files play very nicely in VLC - but QT can't even find them?? :confused:

    This happens on both my QS 2002 G4 (10.3.9) and my MacBook (10.4.7)

    Help appreciated!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. MacManX thread starter macrumors member

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    Mostly .mpg files, but .avi and .wmv files are sometimes affected.
    This happens independently on two different machines.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Are the files kept on the boot up drive or are they being stored elsewhere? :)
     
  5. MacManX thread starter macrumors member

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    They're on the boot drive on the MacBook (it's only got one drive! ;) )
    On my G4 they're saved on the boot drive or one of the other drives - it doesn't matter... same error message! :(

    This occurred after upgrading QT to 7.1 OR installing Flip4Mac - I can't remember which...
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well maybe try uninstalling Flip4Mac for a while to see if it's better. :)
     
  7. MacManX thread starter macrumors member

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    That didn't help at all....
    Come on! This MUST have happened to more users than just me!! :confused:
    What does the "Movie could not be found" error message mean? I'm double clicking the movie icon!! The file is there AND it can be played by other movie players!
     
  8. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    Try checking the permissions on the movie files. I remember a similar problem I had with one movie file - when I checked it, I did not even have read permission for it, but it was fine once I changed it back.
     

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