QT cross-platform problems in my Rev scripts.

Francis Nugent Dixon effendi at wanadoo.fr
Thu Oct 19 10:20:32 CDT 2006


Hi from Paris,

I used Quicktime Pro on my Mac to slice up a .avi file into several 
.mov files (apparently the only option). In my Rev stack, my player 
script worked a treat, and played the .mov files (and also the original 
.avi files). Then I ran my .rev stack on the PC (StackRunner), and the 
files wouldn't play. Mark Schonewille (off-forum) suggested that I was 
missing a codec, which is quite a logical suggestion, but for a .mov 
file created by Quicktime (although Mac) itself, I was curious. So I 
first tried opening the .mov file on my PC, by launching Quicktime (I 
don't have the Pro version on my PC), isolating the problem from my Rev 
script. Surprise, although it displays the window, and plays the audio 
track, the video track is not displayed. So it is not a Rev problem, 
but a QT problem. I have the latest iTunes/Quicktime on my XP PC, so 
why can't I read .mov files created by QT itself ? I realize that this 
is not a Rev problem, but perhaps other users have come across this 
cross-platform QT problem which prevents Rev "Play Video" scripts from 
running correctly.

-Francis

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