Quicktime Problem

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  1. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    I downloaded a movie that was about the 30th apple aniversery and it was a .mov file. Then, i try to open it and I get a quicktime error as follows:

    QuickTime cannot open the file: "apple.mov"
    it is not a file that QuickTime understands (-2048)

    How can Quicktime not understand a .MOV file?????

    please help and thanks in advance!
     
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    hm, I went to the web link and it says the same thing :( But it must work, becasuse other people said they saw it and wrote comments about it.
     
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    Try opening it with VLC media player. That should work. My guess is that, though it shows a .mov extension, it's probably an mpeg1. Anyway, it opened with VLC 0.8.4.
     
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    Also, though, are you sure you have the latest Quicktime? Is it possible it uses a DIVX plugin or somesuch? The .mov file is a wrapper, sort of... that is, it can contain any codec. Not necessarily just ones QT can understand. Although it's odd that a video about Apple, with a thumbnail of it playing in QT, would not play in QT for you.
     
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    Thanks for your help everyone! I got it to play with the VLC player.
     

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