AVI versus MOV in standalones - Apple Quicktime

Francis Nugent Dixon effendi at wanadoo.fr
Tue Oct 24 08:03:40 CDT 2006


Hi from Paris,

I use my Mac G4 with Rev 2.6.1 Build 152 to create several stacks using 
Mp3 play and QT movies (I have QT Pro). I need to distribute these 
stacks to family and friends using PCs (apparently, there are a few PC 
users in the world !). Absolutely no problems with Mp3 files on both 
platforms. Thanks to Mark Schonewille and André Garzia, I found that my 
AVI and MOV movie files use the DIVX codec (I inherited them, so have 
no control on the codec used). Although on my Mac, all movies play 
well, I have not yet succeeded in playing the movies on the PC under 
Stack Runner, although I downloaded a free DIVX codec to my PC (I get 
the audio track but an empty movie widow). I haven't yet solved the 
problem, and I don't know what I am doing wrong. The most important 
problem I have then, is the difference between QT standard functions on 
the Mac and the PC. Why are they different ? Can I use another player 
(from within Rev) on the PC except QT ? Is there a freebie PC or Mac 
software which can convert DIVX AVI/MOV files to a more "normal" codec 
? that will run under QT on the PC, or how do I fix my QT on the PC to 
run DIVX files  ?

And finally, this thread talks about "standalones". How do I create 
standalones so that I don't have to use Stack Runner on the PC ( i.e. 
do I have the required Rev software ) ?

Thanks for any enlightening answers ......

-Francis

"Nothing should ever be done for the first time !"


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