In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, > Harry A. Smith <email@example.com> wrote: > > > >I own several versions of Mma. On my Mac, I can convert these images to > >a Quicktime movie and save it as a separate file for external viewing. > >... But when I go to run the > >movie on My Win95 machine (which I use for Web site work) MoviePlayer > >starts to open and then I get an error msg: Can't Open Movie. > > Your problem is that some of the QT info is contained in the Mac file's > resource fork. When you move the file to some other platform, all you > move is the data fork. There's a freeware utility called flattenMooV > for the Mac that fixes this. Here's the readme file: > > * This is a very simple little utility to flatten Movies and allow them to be > * moved to other platforms. A flattened file is one in which all media references > * are contained in one file. It uses the QuickTime FlattenMovie to move the moov > * resource into the data fork of the MooV file. > * > * Requires System 7 > * > * To use: > * > * %When you double-click the application icon, you will be prompted for the movie > * to flatten. > * > * %After opening it, the movie will be displayed, so you can review it. > * > * %Close the movie using the close box in the upper left corner, and you will be > * prompted where to save the flattened file. > * > * %After the file is saved, the application ends. Like I said, its a very simple > * little utility. > * > * > * I use this utility to save movies I make, so I can run them at work under > * Windows, and impress my coworkers. > * > * This is free-ware and can be freely distributed. All files must be distributed. > * Copyrighted 1994, Robert Hennessy, > * Compuserve addr: 70363,2164 > * Internet addr : firstname.lastname@example.org > > Dave Wagner > Principia Consulting > (303) 786-8371 > email@example.com > http://www.princon.com/princon
Or, you can use the "Save As" under the File menu in MoviePlayer and select the "Playable on non-Apple computers" option. I think it will flatten the movie for you.