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Unable to determine video codec

Post by lordskylark » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:16 pm

I have this file from the production of a game in 1997 (it does not actually appear in the game in this format, this is before it was compressed and included in the actual game), it is most likely an uncompressed video. This video does not play on my system for some reason (and I have a lot of codecs installed). Does it file play on anyone else's system? If so, what codec/program did you use? ...


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Re: Unable to determine video codec

Post by Strobe » Sun May 16, 2010 9:05 am

The file itself has a QuickTime header, the movie doesnt play for me, i did scan it by hand though, and the frames are in there, uncompressed bitmaps. :o
So, technically, there is not really a codec! =D

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Re: Unable to determine video codec

Post by jfwfreo » Mon May 17, 2010 4:50 am

Its a QuickTime file missing the moov atom.
It is possible that the file was stored with the moov atom in a resource fork as per here ... forks.html and at some point the resource fork (and moov atom) were lost.

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