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  • Started 11 years ago by jasono
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • jasono Member

    Hi all,

    I created some QT photo slideshows using PhotoRelay (came w/ the Toast software) and have set up some links on an html page that point to each movie. I'm not trying to launch the movie in the browser; rather, I want to be able to click the link and save the movie to my hard disk.

    Here's the problem: When I save the movies to my hard drive and double click on the movie it doesn't play. QT launches like it's supposed to, but the movie won't play. If I try to open the movie from File>Open in QT I get an error that reads something like "QT doesn't understand this file type". I've even tried adding and removing the .mov extension.

    I know these movies work b/c I created them and the originals play just fine when they are clicked. So why do they no longer work once I upload them with Fetch to my server and download them to my harddisk?

    Thanks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    One possible problem is that the files may not have been saved as self-contained before you uploaded them. QuickTime can store information in the resource fork of a movie file, but when you upload a movie to the web you only upload the data fork. I would recommend opening one of the original movies in QuickTime Player and saving it as self-contained (it's an option in the Save As... dialog). Then try uploading it and downloading it.

    By the way, you can test your uploaded movies inside of Fetch by choosing "View Media File" from the Remote menu.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • jasono Member

    Does the 'save as' feature require QT pro?

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Yes, I think so.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

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