What codec is needed to play these movies?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by wordmunger, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    Many of my users, both Win and Mac, are reporting difficulties seeing these movies:

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    They play fine on my iMac running 10.4.x, but not on my iBook running 10.3.x. I have QT pro and Flip4Mac installed on both machines. Can anyone help me figure out what codecs are necessary for them to view the movies?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    If you are able to view the movies yourself open them up and press CMD I to see what the codecs are

    If you haven't any idea which codec it is put up a photo of the information
     
  3. wordmunger thread starter macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    Thanks, here goes:
     

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  4. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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    My G5 (10.4.8) is telling me its a Microsoft MPEG-4 V3
    & My G4 (10.3.9) says its WMV image Codec

    both have QT 7.1.3 & flip4mac
     
  5. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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    I cant open it on my ibook that doesnt have flip4mac,
     
  6. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    Ok, so it seems that the viewers are going to need flip4mac in order to watch these videos

    personally I wouldn't have seen Microsoft MPEG-4 V3 as a format to deliver media on the web, unless of course you had no choice in the matter
     
  7. wordmunger thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks. I guess the reason that they weren't working on my iBook with Flip4Mac is that I had an older version. I downloaded the latest version and got it to work.

    I didn't produce the videos, just grabbed them from another source. I guess if this happens more often I'll have to pay to get the full version of flip4mac and convert them to QuickTime format.
     

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