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#2 crashes tryint to view quicktime movies.

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2003-04-18
2000-11-30
Jeff Schoolcraft
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    I downloaded the source, and got it to .configure and
    make. I run it and it works great for mpg movies.
    However, when I open a quicktime movie I get
    something like this:

    XMovie (c) 2000 Adam Williams
    Deleted semaphore 786432
    Deleted semaphore 819201
    Crash

    Any ideas?

    Jeffrey Schoolcraft
    dream@dr3amscap3.com

     
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    No amount of computer science is going to help you here. To
    quote the documentation:

    Although not developed by Microsoft, Quicktime is really a
    wrapper for
    the various compression standards out there with 64 bit
    filesystem
    support. What you know as Quicktime 4 is really the same as
    any other
    version of Quicktime. Quicktime 4 wraps two additional
    compression
    standards which aren't present in the previous versions but
    the method
    it uses for wrapping is identical to Quicktime 2.<P>

    The Quicktime support in XMovie wasn't designed to play
    movies from the
    internet. Internet movies are encoded using the two
    compression
    standards: Sorenson Vision and QDesign Music. Apple
    licensed these
    compression standards for their own use after Microsoft
    introduced
    Windows Media Player in 1998 to avert competition, hence it
    is
    impossible for anyone but Apple to use Sorenson Vision or
    QDesign
    Music.<P>

    Your primary use of XMovie is uncompressed Quicktime movies
    that you
    create yourself, as in using your computer as a VCR

     
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