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By razorren ·
Is there a way to playback *.mov files with realplayer or Windows Media Player 6 ?

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by Erwin Marsch In reply to Playing .mov files.

Open Media Player and go to FILE / OPEN and browse for the MOV file you want to play. (If you want to file to play when you double click on it, see the section at the end of the following fie types.) Media Player 6.4 supports:

Microsoft Windows Media formats
File name extensions: .avi, .asf, .asx, .rmi, .wav, .wma, .wax

Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG)
File name extensions: .mpg, .mpeg, .m1v, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .mpe

Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)
File name extensions: .mid, .rmi

Apple QuickTime?, Macintosh?
AIFF Resource
File name extensions: .qt, .aif, .aifc, .aiff, .mov

UNIX formats
File name extensions: .au, .snd

If you want the file to open on a web page or by double clicking on it you have to change the file association.

1. Open My Computer
2. Click on VIEW / FOLDER OPTIONS / FILE TYPES
3. Scroll down to find Quick-Time Movie and highlight it. You should be able to see the MOV extension associated with Quick-Time, you want to changethat association.
4. With Quick-Time Movie highlighted click on Edit.
5. In the 'action' box at the bottom of the screen you should see OPEN
6. Select the properties button and you will see the path of the program that is currently associated with the extension MOV.
7. Change that path to point to Media Player, you can find the media player path using the same procedure but instead of scrolling to Quick-Time in step 3 - scroll to Windows Media Audio/Video file.

It would probably be easiest to look the media Player path up first before you get to the Quick-Time properties. That way you know what it is when you go to fill it in. The path will look something like:

"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\mplayer2.exe" /Play "%L"
Good Luck,
Erwin

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Playing .mov files.

by razorren In reply to Playing .mov files.

Media player open the file, but I'm getting audio and no video.

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Playing .mov files.

by BV2 In reply to Playing .mov files.

http://www.terran-int.com/CodecCentral/Codecs/index.html lists several codecs that may solve your problem. You likely have a .mov file that requires newer codecs than Media Player 6 has. The easiest solution, of course, would be to download Media Player 7.

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