1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 26, 2012 5:08 PM by rduane

    video recognition

    adiabatic Level 1

      I am creating projectors that contain movies from both a camcorder and animated mathematical plots.  The Mac that I create them on lists them both as QuickTime movies.  And they both play as expected on the Mac in a Director movie.

       

      However, when I play the Director file on a Windows desktop the camcorder movies are listed as "MOV" files and play as expected BUT only a control bar appears for the animated plots which is inactive and the Type of file is listed as "File".  The Windows computer does have a QuickTime player.

       

      So what needs to be done so that a Windows computer will play  a computer generated QuickTime movie plot the way a Mac does?

       

      (I am in the process of converting MX2004 files to MX11.5.)

       

      Fred

        • 1. Re: video recognition
          rduane Level 1

          When you say "are listed as", you mean by the operating system?  Do the file names have a three letter extension, such as ".mov"?

           

          Can you open and play the movies in QuickTime Player on Windows?  Perhaps you are using a codec that is not available on the PC.  If so, you may need to re-encode them (good choice = the codec that the movies that are working are using).