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Codec problem playing .MOV video clip

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Oneoldman, Jun 30, 2012.

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  1. Oneoldman

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    Is there a free download that will enable my 5 year old Dell to correct the problem I have with playing a .MOV file.. Have no problem with usual videos.Error message tells me that "player does not support the codec that was used to compress the file"......am I getting too old for the computer science of today?


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  3. Oneoldman

    Oneoldman Thread Starter

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    I tried one of them... no luck.. will try the other..tnx
     
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    During the install of the codec pack, I select the "Default(without player)" option, then select "Windows Media Player", then load all video and audio codecs for it. That seems to work okay for me.

    I personally have never used the VLC player.

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  5. Oneoldman

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    I think I've given up on it.. I had two one minute videos w/link of a family get together.. my daughter could open it on her pc.. and even with several downloads in attempt to get the .MOV to open..no luck... small matter, really... I'm tryingn to get my daughter to somehow put it on Utube for me.. I can access that just fine.

    Tnx for trying to help.

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    Sorry I couldn't be of more help. :(

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    I use VLC (videolan), but without the actual clip there is no way anyone can be sure.
    This is because like the AVI extension there is no guarantee that any sub-format will be supported and the original .mov is not open source.
     
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