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Quicktime - Movie Could Not Be Opened. The File Is Not A Movie File.


Frank S.

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After creating a .mov file or .mp4 file using Toast 9.0.2 from an unprotected DVD, I get "The movie could not be opened. The file is not a movie file." from QuickTime when I try to open it. I'm using QuickTime Pro 7.4.5, have Tiger 10.4.11 on my Dual 2.5 GHz PowerPC G5. I tried reinstalling QuickTime, to no avail. The files are big enough to be movies files (.mov is 202 meg, .mp4 is 310 meg). Any ideas?

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What settings did you use in Toast to create the .mov and .mp4 file. I presume you used the VIDEO_TS setting in the Convert window, but what what was the conversion format called when you clicked the red button?

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From the time you posted until now I've been trying to re-create the problem. I was trying to make a QuickTime Movie, and was using the mpeg-4 Video conversion format. I had tried a different quality setting, but got the same "not a movie file" both times. Reinstalled the program and got the same. So I posted here. But now, after trying a different format from mpeg-4 (such as h264, etc), and even going back to mpeg-4, it won't do it again, and the movies I'm creating now are working. The original movies I made still don't work, so they must have been encrypted wrong somehow, I guess. I think I've tried every combination! So we'll be happy it's working and move on, I suppose. Thanks.

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I think I figured it out... In an effort to create a file that was as "universal" as I reasonably could, I thought it'd be a good idea to make it so it could stream also. So I checked "Enable Streaming"... Bad idea. That makes it not work, unless it's on a website capable of doing streaming video. Live and learn.

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