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May 21, 2003 at 10:34 pm #3305
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First off, thanks a ton to anyone who can help me with this great dilemma. All our films are done on a Mac, so, all the completed files are .mov for QT. I for one, hate QT and know alot of people don’t like it. I would like more people to see our films so thought perhaps converting it to another format would be good. Does anyone know a good program that does this? Preferrably a free one. I was just going to download all the movies in .mov format here to my home PC and then change it with a program. Thanks again for any help.

May 21, 2003 at 10:47 pm #3306
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I don’t hate QT and I use a pc :) Feel free to upload them in QT format :D

May 21, 2003 at 10:48 pm #3307
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I’m sorry to say that I have no experience with .mov files (Though I enjoy watching them! :) ), but with a quick search on Google and found this freeware program called Rad Video Tools.

Here is a tutorial.

This program is for PC, and I’m assuming you have access to one,
but if not… Sorry, someone else will have to help you.

May 21, 2003 at 10:56 pm #3309
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Sweet thanks. It says it works with QT 5 stuff so I might have to change my compression settings slightly to get it to work(on the Mac end of things) but should be no problem. I try it and tell you how it works later. Thanks alot. And Bob, I will still upload the QTs(as I have) but I thought it better to have a wider variety.

May 22, 2003 at 1:23 am #3335
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I love QT. It’s the prefered player. Why do you think all the movie trailers are initially released in quicktime format?

But, to answer your question: I believe DivX works a lot better with Macs now. It may just be the player that works, but hopefully you can download both the DivX player and codecs. That’s your only direct option I believe.

You could also look in the FAQ. There’s a section on converting media types. A few of them are QT to AVI, I believe. These programs may not work on Macs, however, so you would have to send the QT version to someone with a PC, who can then convert it.


May 22, 2003 at 1:52 am #3338
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Ok thanks, I have to check the FAQ again. I have the files on my PC at home, we just work on the films themselves on a Mac. I just dont like QT because it never runs right with my system.

May 22, 2003 at 2:45 am #3347
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I personally love QT .mov format. Especially with the new QT6 mpeg-4 codec. Quality and size of movies is the same as DivX (because the codec is virtually identical)
Also, The new DivX QT decoder plug-ins for mac are working better than ever, and I hardly ever have problems viewing divx .avi’s anymore.

But, if you really want to work with another format, try using “Real Producer” The basic version is a free download. It will convert QT .mov files into RealMedia .RM files. Only problem is, It is OS9 only. I don’t know of a similar OSX product.

LINK: … cer85.html

good luck!

May 22, 2003 at 7:08 am #3353
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I love quicktime! A player without all the “extras” that RealOne and (to a lesser extent) Windows Media Player come with, the best way of integrating a film with a website, and quite a reasonable picture quality.

The only reason my films are not released in QuickTime format, is that I don’t have an encoder that can encode audio as well.

Before you all start responding:
1) I have a pc.
2) I don’t want to pay for QuickTime Pro.


May 23, 2003 at 3:39 am #3417
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Well, the tool that Brian mentioned DOES seem to work(though I needed a new codec for DivX) but it also puts the companies name in big white font at the top and bottom of the screen. im going to see if i can find a way around this

May 23, 2003 at 3:59 am #3418
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May 23, 2003 at 1:54 pm #3437
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widescreen eh?hmm….

anyway, I was wrong about the program-its just that particular codec that does it when you compress something(unless you pay 28$ to buy it). its a pretty decent program except that you cant run anything else with it cause its a bit of a memory hog :shock:

May 23, 2003 at 3:50 pm #3445
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Well, let us know when you’re done! Can’t wait to watch.


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