Quick Time Pro and MP4 video

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by peletrane, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. peletrane macrumors member

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    I upgraded to Quick Time Pro from the Apple website; it was playing files ok, until I tried to play an old sporting event taped from the TV that was encoded as "MP4". I got the audio, but no video.

    Does QTP play MP4? Do I need any other plug-ins?? Is it the fact that it was a taped TV show that doomed the video feed?

    Strangely enough, I was able to play it on another video player that I downloaded for free from a "free Mac software" website.

    What gives with QTP??
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    The file is probably encoded in MS-MPEG4 (Microsoft's proprietary version of MPEG-4), which QuickTime (normal or Pro) can't play without the help of a plugin. I'd install Perian if you haven't already - that enables QuickTime playback of a whole bunch of formats.
     
  3. Apple2Mac macrumors regular

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  4. peletrane thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey, thanks for the replies. Much appreciated.
     

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