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Windows 7: WMP12 .MOV support

30 Jul 2009   #1
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 
WMP12 .MOV support

Is anyone else having problems with WMP12 acting weird when playing .MOV files?

Just try one of these here: NASA - NASA High Definition Video

When skipping ahead in the video WMP encounters an error for me.

Also why is there no association of .MOV with WMP on the web? I don't want to have to download QuickTime to watch apple trailers when WMP supposed plays .MOV files (albeit not very good it seems)


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30 Jul 2009   #2
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Have you installed any codec packs??
If not try "klite codec pack" or this one in this thread : https://www.sevenforums.com/software/...9-07-11-a.html..
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30 Jul 2009   #3
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Isn't it supposed to have .MOV support out of the box...?

Windows 7 RC to natively support .mov files
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31 Jul 2009   #4
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

I am not sure about that.
Just install any codec pack and it will play fine.
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31 Jul 2009   #5
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

You don't need any codec pack. WMP will play MOV, including from the web. What build are you running? Older builds did not set the MIME type properly to associate WMP with .MOV files.

Also, depending on the codec pack it will break MOV working in WMP.

And in terms of the error, I don't think WMP supports seeking w/ MOV files.

btw, I did test using the NASA HD link you provided. It opened in WMP12 directly. Build 7600.

Let me know what build you have and what browser you are using and I can setup a registry file for associating it properly
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31 Jul 2009   #6
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Using the Release Candidate build 7100. No seeking with .MOV in WMP is kind of lame. I guess I will just download Quicktime alternative.
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31 Jul 2009   #7
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Well if you are interested here is the registry to associate WMP12 w/ .MOV in IE.

http://www.mikinho.com/wmp/fix/wmp12-quicktime.reg

Edit: As found by Shark, I originally exported the wrong key. The proper one is now updated.
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31 Jul 2009   #8
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I'm not exactly sure how you expect the contents of that reg file to assist anyone playing a mov file but at least its an existing key so it wont damage anything.

Quote:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\video/mpg]
"Extension"=".mpeg"
"CLSID"="{cd3afa89-b84f-48f0-9393-7edc34128127}"
I have no problem with mov files whatsoever but then, I use a codecpack.
You do realize that no mov key exists in the mime type table but if you're going to attempt to create one from scratch I suggest you use the video/mp4 key as your basis for creating it.
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31 Jul 2009   #9
Kaizen

Windows XP x64
 
 

I've tried different codec packs/players for MOV and FLV files in Windows 7, and I've settled on using Klite codec pack with Windows Media Player set as the default player. I haven't had any problems with that setup. Media Player Classic is buggy in Windows 7 for some reason though, but Windows Media Player works fine.
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31 Jul 2009   #10
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
I'm not exactly sure how you expect the contents of that reg file to assist anyone playing a mov file but at least its an existing key so it wont damage anything.

I have no problem with mov files whatsoever but then, I use a codecpack.
You do realize that no mov key exists in the mime type table but if you're going to attempt to create one from scratch I suggest you use the video/mp4 key as your basis for creating it.
Hi Shark,

It is the existing key from Build 7600, it wasn't created from scratch. The video/mp4 is a different codec, hence a different GUID. Why would you suggest using one from a different file format when the proper one exists and was provided?

And to clarify, it doesn't assist in playing, it associates MOV files with WMP12 via Internet Explorer. File associations are different then MIME associations. The OP said he could play MOV files w/ WMP12 but not over the web, hence his MIME association were not properly configured. This was a bug in build 7100 that was fixed in later builds.
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