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Ty Ford
Clip not playing on lap top.
on Dec 13, 2013 at 2:02:14 pm


When I play the clip on my tower, it plays. When I try to play it on my older lap top I get a "tell me more" message about formats. It IS a quicktime file.

A paragraph explains that I might need extra 3rd party plugins ...for a quicktime movie.



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Mark Suszko
Re: Clip not playing on lap top.
on Dec 13, 2013 at 2:58:29 pm

You might be missing a driver. Did you try just changing the actual filename to filename.mpeg?

Does it play using the free VLC player?

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John Fishback
Re: Clip not playing on lap top.
on Dec 13, 2013 at 3:29:18 pm

You might need the mpeg-2 Playback Component. Here's info about that from Squated5

"The installer of the MPEG-2 Playback Component may refuse to install the component in Lion and Mountain Lion. Apple states the component is unnecessary in Lion and Mountain Lion, however MPEG Streamclip still needs it.

To install the component in Lion or Mountain Lion, please download MPEG Streamclip 1.9.3b8 beta above; inside the disk image you will find the Utility MPEG2 Component M. Lion: use it to install the MPEG-2 Playback Component in Lion or Mountain Lion. The original installer's disk image (QuickTimeMPEG2.dmg) is required.

The current versions of MPEG Streamclip cannot take advantage of the built-in MPEG-2 functionality of Lion and Mountain Lion. For MPEG-2 files you still need to install the QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component, which is not preinstalled in Lion and Mountain Lion. You don't have to install QuickTime 7.

Also read the information for Snow Leopard below."


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