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Dan Chapman
Playing a 153.05 gig Quicktime file on my old Mac
on Jan 6, 2015 at 4:30:58 pm

How do I play a 153.05 gig Quicktime file on my old Mac? I need to make framegrabs from a feature on my monitor for designing with stills.

I normally do this with smaller Quicktime files. But this large file froze my computer twice. I'm using OSX 10.6.8 (SnowLeopard) on a 2X3 Ghz dual core Intel Xeon with Quicktime 10.0

I will try cutting the file into segments next. Do I need a better graphics card? I have a NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT in this computer.

Dan


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John Davidson
Re: Playing a 153.05 gig Quicktime file on my old Mac
on Jan 6, 2015 at 8:40:55 pm

Try opening it in compressor. Then when you want to make a grab use Shift-CMD-4 and drag over the area you want the frame grab. It'll save the file on your desktop. Compressor sometimes is a useful cheat for stuff like this.

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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Dan Chapman
Re: Playing a 153.05 gig Quicktime file on my old Mac
on Jan 6, 2015 at 10:09:12 pm

I will try it. Thank you.

Dan


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