AVI versus MOV in standalones - Apple Quicktime regulations

Bill Marriott wjm at wjm.org
Mon Oct 23 19:04:21 EDT 2006

I think that answer is right for mp3 audio. But for video, I don't know of a 
one-size-fits-all format. The only sure-thing on Windows is AVI, and the 
only sure-thing on Mac is QuickTime. The only possible exception would be if 
plain-vanilla QuickTime would play an AVI file (that used one of the codecs 
listed in the link below). I don't have a Mac, so perhaps you might try it?

Dan Shafer wrote:
> The most recent input I got said, "Why don't you just encode in mp3 and 
> let
> the system figure out what's the best app for displaying your movie, thus
> avoiding all the proprietary garbage?" Since I didn't have an answer to 
> that
> one, and since the guy who asked it isn't someone I know other than by 
> rep,
> I just sort of punted.
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899113

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