More & More Movie Difficulties

Mike Brown mike at
Tue Jul 9 13:41:01 EDT 2002

Unless I am misunderstanding the Rev documentation, it states an .avi file
can be imported and played using the play command in the following script:

on mouseup
play videoclip "moviename.avi"
end mouseup

This does not use the QuickTime player.  Metacard also has this ability.
I have made a variety of avi files but can not get them to display using
that script.  Has anyone done this successfully?  If so how??


> Mike,
> I could be wrong, but my understanding is that RR uses QT to play .avi
> movies. In otherwords, without QuickTime, avi movies cannot be played. I
> don't think RR or MC supports playback except through QT.
> -Chipp
> PS you can alway include a QT installer on your CD-ROM.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: use-revolution-admin at
>> [mailto:use-revolution-admin at]On Behalf Of Mike Brown
>> Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 6:01 AM
>> To: use-revolution at
>> Subject: More Movie Difficulties
>> Hello,
>> I am still having problems displaying avi movies in Rev on Windows (98,
>> 2000, ME) systems on a consistent basis.  My avi movies will play on a PC
>> through the Windows Media Player, but once imported into Rev, will not
>> display with the "play movie" command.  I can not locate any detailed
>> information on movie playback in the Rev documentation.  What is
>> the proper
>> format and codec for displaying video on the Windows OS?  Where is
>> documentation on this located?  ... please, No QuickTime (Not widely
>> supported on Windows).
>> Thanks,
>> Mike
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