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Quicktime CODEC question

Quicktime CODEC question

Quicktime CODEC question


In the summer of 2003, I encoded a Quicktime video/audio file on an OSX machine.  When I tried to play it back in WinXP, I  only had audio -- there was no video stream.

When I tried to play the file on an OS9 machine, I experienced the same problem -- only audio, no video.

So I tracked down another OSX machine, and I WAS able to see the video as well as hear the audio.

Now I am trying to play back the file on another (a third) OSX machine, and I am having the same problem I had with WinXP and OS9 -- I can only decode audio.  QT does not even recognize that there IS a video stream.

I have three questions:

1) How do I determine the video CODEC used to encode a file, when Quicktime does not even recognize that there is a video stream?  The various video-property fields are empty.

2) What is a good site for finding and downloading new codecs?

3) Where do I put a new codec when I get one?  I am trying to play the file on both OS9 and OSX.

If you can think of anything else I should know, please do not hesitate to tell me.

Thanks in advance,


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