I have this message on an old quicktime file I've been trying to open. I thought it was saved as a self contained movie (it seems large enough - its 1.4 gigs DV for 6 minutes of video).
But here's the thing - the movie plays perfectly in the finder preview window (when selecting get info in the finder). I've played it all the way through, no problem, sound and vision.
Why can the file play fine in preview, but not open saying there is missing video?
Even if the movie was incorrectly saved as a reference file, and the preview video is a separate video stream from the actual video, there is clearly a lot of data in the file, does anyone know of a way to force the movie to play the video it does have, even if some is missing?
I only need the file for coding into mp4 for the internet - so I'm thinking I could screen grab the video playing in the preview window with something like Screenium, but I'd much rather get the DV file into Episode and do it the quality way!