You play the .mov in quicktime and it references the data in the av# files . . . this it to get round the file size limits that come with FAT32.
Anyway, play back works fine on my old powerbook osx10.5.8 qt7.7 but is broken on my desktop machine osx10.7.4 qt10.1. It plays some of the start of the presentation but then no more . . . Im guessing that it only plays the data actually stored in the .mov file and for some reason cant play the data in the av# files.
Ive Google-ed this but no luck finding the answer.
So is this something you guys know about?
First on my old powerbook osx10.5.8 the multipart .mov is played back correctly in quicktime 7.7
Also MPEG Streamclip on my powerbook, loads and plays back the multipart .mov
I also check a windows laptop running windows vista and quicktime 7.6.9 played back the muli-part .mov correctly.
I tried windows XP on a VMware virtual machine running on my mac desktop and quicktime 7.7.2 on that, played back the muli-part .mov correctly.
And in fact MPEG Streamclip 1.9.3b7 running on my mac desktop osx10.7.4, loads and plays back the multipart .mov
So there is some support outside of FCP for playing back multipart .mov
Having quicktime playback these multipart .mov file's is potentially incredibly useful to me. I regularly build short film programmes of length ~1hour for festival and event screenings http://cinema-shorts.org/
The short films are typically sourced on DVD, I rip them and build and export a PAL DV programme to an external hard-drive . . . the programme is screened via a laptop connected to the hard-drive, driving a projector.
The laptop I use for this is my old powerbook which has no problem reading a mac formated hard-drive . . . but if my powerbook broke, Id probably have to borrow the nearest laptop which is bound to me a windows machine. So for safety I need to have the programe on a hard-drive that a windows machine could read and the easiest option is FAT32 and hence the need for quicktime playing back multi-part .mov
So it worried me that quicktime on my desktop machine had stopped doing this.
Anyawy . . . it looks like quicktime 7.7 on a windows machine can still do this . . . fingers crossed.