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it's Avid Media Composer file, I just checked the inspector... hmm....
MooV should be QuickTime file. Apple used to use 4 letter file extension,
usually hidden in system file: MooV was old Mac extension for Mov on
Windows, which is QuickTime.
If the original file was made with Avid Media Composer it might be that it
was created with a Codec that's no longer present on your system.
You could try downloading codecs from Avid which might help.
thanks, yes, I did download the Avid codec but it still shows up blank... :( I have a feeling, and after doing some google research, that this problem can only be solved by os 9.
What does the info state exactly? The Meridien CoDecs have not been changed in eons and should play even on modern versions... They only added support for Alpha channels at some point. If you have a PC near you, you may wish to try and open it there. The CoDecs may be more robust and reliable there.
Fredo I used to have this problem all the time, when working on an old MC and wanting to composite footage on a new Mac or worse still, PC. My MC ran the AVBV board. The codecs you need, AFAIK, are only available on OS9.
If you have/have access to a Mac that can run OS9, you should be ok with these codecs. If you need them, I am sure I can find them on backup somewhere, just let me have an address to send them to.
thanks so much, SeanBall! And, yes indeed, AVBV!!! That rings a loud bell in my head, so you are dead on. Thanks so much for clearing up the problem. Can I install AVBV on Windows XP? My roommate has such a computer... Sadly, both of my other computers have Tiger, and I have a new one coming tomorrow with Leopard, so no Classic environment. Anyway, if you could send me the codec that would be great: fredo (at) aviola (dot) com.
Muchos muchos gracias!
and thanks for your insight as well, Mylenium
AFAIK the codec will only run on an OS9 Mac. Avid never ported them to PC, I am afraid. I have emailed you.