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QuickTime can't play movies?

07/26/2011 08:41 by jvanhorn

I'm trying to open a Quicktime video on my computer running Windows XP. I've Quicktime player installed and it still doesn't play. I get an error saying "the required compressor cannot be found?" help, please?
First answer posted by JGebauer at 07/26/2011 08:41
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  • JGebauer
  • Many movies are compressed so they are easier and faster to upload and send and what not... it sounds like your computer or version of Quicktime Video does not have the required decompresser or compressor that you can decompress the video with.
  • Was this answer helpful? 10 · 07/26/2011 08:41
  • AlbertAzose
  • Try to convert Quicktime Video files to wmv format files. Then play it with Windows Movie Maker in your winxp.
  • Was this answer helpful? 10 · 07/26/2011 08:43
  • Rachel R
  • Did it lead you to download some decompressor or codecs? If nothing works, try downloading a VLC player or some codecs pack.
  • Was this answer helpful? 10 · 08/02/2011 09:30
  • jat8811
  • The most common reason this happens is because your computer is missing the necessary video decompressor (the "dec" part of a codec). A movie file that uses a codec that is not part of QuickTime, for example, would cause this symptom. In many cases QuickTime won't be able to decompress the video, but can decompress the sound because the right sound codec is installed.
  • Was this answer helpful? 00 · 08/17/2011 06:36
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