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Thread: Problems downloading
20th November 2007, 17:05 #1
I am getting an error message when I try to play the latest podcast:
"Couldn't open the file because a bad public movie atom was found"
Any ideas what this means?Paul
23rd November 2007, 13:11 #2
23rd November 2007, 13:11 #3
23rd November 2007, 20:58 #4
Got it to work!
But bizarrely not using quicktime but VLC media player.
23rd November 2007, 21:20 #5Member
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- Feb 2005
I received this from P2log about an update... Maybe it has something to do with it. If not it's an FYI.
The new QT 7.3 changed (slightly) how null values within the MOV file header are defined. Apple, for some unknown reason, departed from the long standing zero (0) designator for a null setting--now a minus one (-1) value = null. This small change (which may have been an oversight?), causes QT Player and any QT based application attempting to play the MOV file to fail since the QT engine no longer knows what action to perform when a zero designation is encountered.
Since MOV files already existing with a zero designation are no longer playable, it is unclear at this point whether Apple will fix the problem in later QT updates or not. There are numerous applications providing QT files that may have been affected by this problem, and you may have many older QT files created by Apple applications that will not open due to this problem.
23rd November 2007, 22:16 #6
That could be it as I don't have the latest vsn (using vsn 6 pro).