Converting MOV file with iCod codec

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  1. PCuser-mov macrumors newbie

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    I have a large (~300 MB) MOV file that was made on a Mac using Quicktime (not sure if it was the Pro version or not) with the iCod codec. I am unable to view it on my PC due to the codec and only get the audio. I was wondering if:

    1) anyone had any ideas about viewing or converting the file on my PC
    2) anyone would be willing to take the file and covert for me, and then send it back in a PC-readable format

    I'll go more into the nature of the video if I have any takers, but most of you guys would like what you see. FYI, I'm not very skilled in all of this so please bear with me as I learn from the experts.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    The iCod codec seems kinda strange.

    But I can give it a try, just upload it to http://www.2shared.com/ and post the link here.
     
  3. PCuser-mov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick response. I'm uploading the file now, but it's a bit "PG-13" or more. Is there some way I can send you the link privately?
     
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  5. PCuser-mov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, that would work. However, I don't have that option when I click on your name. I think it's because I'm still a newbie.

    ...are you able to message me?
     
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    No.



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  7. PCuser-mov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, well after this post I'm just one post (and one day) away from being able to message you. Would you be willing to try tomorrow? or should I just post the link?

    ...I really appreciate your patience and knowledge. It's always difficult to figure out new things like this.
     
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    If you can wait, wait til tomorrow. The file won't run away anyway.

    Btw, how did you find out, something like the iCod codec was used? Did you use QT Player for that?

    Have you tried opening it in VLC Player or in MPEG Streamclip (which can also convert it, if you can open it)?
     
  9. PCuser-mov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried just about every player that Google could find. I started with regular Quicktime and then many others. I tried VLC, and it gave me an error message with the iCod codec so I've been pursuing that angle since.

    I tried MPEG Streamclip, but all I got was audio, just like regular Quicktime. I even tried buying Quicktime Pro and was not successful (amazingly, I got a refund from Apple). However, the file does work, as I was able to play it on my friend's Mac, but we couldn't figure out how to convert it.

    By the way, I see how these forums can become addictive!
     
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    There is no addiction involved here, just don't look at the average daily post numbers.

    Btw, if your friend can open it via QT or whatever application, can't you use MPEG Streamclip then?

    Just export it as QuickTime using the H264 codec, or as .avi using the Divx or Xvid codec, if possible.
     
  11. PCuser-mov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not exactly sure what that means, but I did try Divx and I belive Xvid as well.

    I might have found a way to contact you by email. I hope that's not a problem.
     
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    That's not a problem, but I don't access the email account I have given to MR anymore, as I kind of misplaced the password and as only MR subscription notifications go there, it must be filled to the rim.
     
  13. PCuser-mov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, well I found a gmail account. Maybe you still access that one. If not, I will just message you tomorrow, after I try some of your tips.
     
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    Both Luces and Lucis Umbrarum accounts don't work anymore.

    Just try it via MPEG Streamclip, and if that fails, I'm still here tomorrow.
     
  15. PCuser-mov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will definitely give MPEG Streamclip another shot.

    Thanks for all of your help and have a great night.
     
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    You too, but I'm off to work now, if I could move my arse.
     
  17. PCuser-mov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Welcome back. I've been exporting into various formats using MPEG Streamclip but without any success.
     
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    Then start that PMsing process if you want.
     
  19. PCuser-mov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I still don't have the option of sending a private message. I think it might be another hour or so until I've been registered for a full day ...I'll keep trying conversions until then.
     
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    Don't take too long, I will be off to bed in before midnight (I hope) and it is currently 21:27.
     
  21. kingpapawawa macrumors newbie

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    hate the icod codec

    i have been fighting this beast for days.. even on a mac with quicktime pro installed you get prompted to install a 3rd party product but taken to a webpage with several 3rd party products and no mention of which one you actually need

    here is what i have done to be able to convert these files from my windows pc

    1. install vmware
    2. install mac osx in virtual environment
    3. install quicktime pro (files still dont play)
    4. install mpeg streamclip (still not working)
    5. install "130 codecs for Quicktime Mac OSx" found as a torrent 'somewhere'

    now i can convert them in mpeg streamclip but still cannot play the original in quicktime.

    next i will need to setup osx on a seperate drive because its slow as dirt in vmware.. and i have 3TB of these bastards to convert
     
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    iCod is another name for Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) and is only available via iMovie (can't verify that, as I don't have iMovie right now) and Final Cut Express and Pro.

    As I recently re-installed my OS, I had to re-install FCS to be able to play that sucker, and it works without a hitch.
     

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