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Windows 7: Help with .mov files


22 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 7600 SP1 64 Bit dual boot Windows 8 CP
 
 
Help with .mov files

I thought Windows Seven played quicktime .mov files. My media player refuses to play them at all. I have the RTM version of Windows 7. Anyone have any ideas?

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23 Aug 2009   #2

 
 

Hi,

You might want to try downloading the latest codec pack from Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs. I've not heard that Windows 7 supports .MOV files but i know it supports H.264 or whatever it is

Hope this helps


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24 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 7600 SP1 64 Bit dual boot Windows 8 CP
 
 

Thanks Orbital

I have downloaded and installed the codecs you mentioned and all files seem to play now.
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24 Aug 2009   #4
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6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Glad Shark007 worked. I did want to mention that Windows 7 does natively support MOV but MOV, like MP4 and MKV, is a container. Windows 7 only has limited support for the container and codecs within.

And it is very limited support, I don't believe it supports seeking.
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