QT cross-platform problems in my Rev scripts.

Ian Wood revlist at azurevision.co.uk
Thu Oct 19 10:38:05 CDT 2006


QT '.mov' files are just containers which can contain almost any kind  
of data - if you simply saved the cut up bits rather than exporting  
them via a new codec, the original avi codec is still being used  
within the file. If that avi codec is present on your Mac but not the  
PC that would explain the problem.

Does the original .avi file play in QT on the PC?

Ian

On 19 Oct 2006, at 16:20, Francis Nugent Dixon wrote:

> 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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