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Old 08-19-04, 12:01 PM
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problem playing quicktime (.mov) on a XP PC

I have windows XP and i downloaded Quicktime. Everytime i got to watch a movie that is .mov, it opens but the video is blank although the audio plays just fine. any help?
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Old 08-19-04, 12:27 PM
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Almost sounds like an overlay problem.

You don't have dual monitors or use multiple virtual desktops, do you? Do you play DVDs on your computer?
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Old 08-19-04, 12:29 PM
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no to all, don't even have a dvd drive. just a run of the mil compaq pc. i just updated to XP from Win 98 a few weeks ago.
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Just guessing here but you might try uninstalling your video driver and installing the latest version of it.
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Old 08-19-04, 12:50 PM
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you can un-install Qt, then re-install Quicktime see if it clears it up
I thought of an overlay problem as "X" suggested too. Do you have a link for the file?

Or you can install the player without all "phone home" , bloated and resource hog software QT and Real Player offers


Real Alternative 1.23

QuickTime Alternative 1.33 Final

They work very well as a replacement

Try Gspot

It should tell you the codecs that are in the file

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try re-installing quicltime. if that doesn't work, try Video Lan player. If that doesn't work, download a codec pack, defiler, k-lite, etc
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Originally posted by nomaan
try re-installing quicltime. if that doesn't work, try Video Lan player. If that doesn't work, download a codec pack, defiler, k-lite, etc
Codec packs are bad news. Definitely don't do that.
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Codec packs are bad news. Definitely don't do that.
100% agree
That is the purpose of having the QT program. It has the proper codecsbuilt in the app. Maybe the file is mislabled as a mov file???
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Old 08-19-04, 03:10 PM
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no, it happens when i try to watch trailers off of quicktime's website
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Old 08-19-04, 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by 68ShelbyGT500KR
you can un-install Qt, then re-install Quicktime see if it clears it up
I thought of an overlay problem as "X" suggested too. Do you have a link for the file?

Or you can install the player without all "phone home" , bloated and resource hog software QT and Real Player offers


QuickTime Alternative 1.33 Final
I uninstalled QT and installed this alternative, but i am still having the same problem.
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Old 08-19-04, 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by rocketsauce
I uninstalled QT and installed this alternative, but i am still having the same problem.
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Are you 100% sure the file has video? Did you try g-spot to see if it detects the audio and video streams?

Have you installed SP2? If so, do you know that it worked PRIOR to installing SP2?

Do you have the latest video drivers installed?

Run Chkdsk c:
from the cmd prompt via start>run.


Any error messages or it plays but no video?

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Old 08-20-04, 05:44 AM
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Originally posted by futbol
Codec packs are bad news. Definitely don't do that.
Why are they bad news?
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Why are they bad news?
When you download a codec pack, you end up with a dozen or more new codecs (when you were really only looking for one or two). Having that many on your system is just asking for conflicts. The various codecs may not work well with each other.

Really, it's just so much smarter to only install the specific codecs that you need, not a dozen extra "in case."
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Originally posted by futbol
When you download a codec pack, you end up with a dozen or more new codecs (when you were really only looking for one or two). Having that many on your system is just asking for conflicts. The various codecs may not work well with each other.

Really, it's just so much smarter to only install the specific codecs that you need, not a dozen extra "in case."
and that is why you need "tools" to determine the codecs, such as AVICodecs and GSpot
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Old 08-21-04, 02:14 AM
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Originally posted by futbol
When you download a codec pack, you end up with a dozen or more new codecs (when you were really only looking for one or two). Having that many on your system is just asking for conflicts. The various codecs may not work well with each other.

Really, it's just so much smarter to only install the specific codecs that you need, not a dozen extra "in case."
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