Quicktime *.mov video from internet

Vayu vayu at sklinks.com
Wed Jan 10 03:08:38 GMT 2007

There are different versions. I believe I can only play up to version 6 
on Linux, whereas for Windows and Mac it's up to 7.something. I think 
the newer apple authoring software makes it so that you need the latest 

See if you can play a .mov from another source, this link plays for me 
in both Konqueror and Firefox (even though it says it requires version 7):

If this doesn't work for you, you might want to try what I did. I 
followed the instructions on ubuntuguide.org. I noticed when I went to 
the site just now it went to an Edgy page, but I think they have a 
Dapper page somewhere if you look for it (if that's what you need).

Larry Hartman wrote:
> Response to my earlier post.  Firefox didn't work for me either....
> Just wondering, are there different versions of quicktime video streaming out 
> there?  When I loaded a version of quicktime on my wife's XP laptop the video 
> lectures didnt play....then I upgraded quicktime to the latest version off 
> the web they worked fine.
> On Tuesday 09 January 2007 21:02, Larry Hartman wrote:
>> On Tuesday 09 January 2007 20:29, Rich Johnson wrote:
>>> Have you installed w32codecs as explained at
>>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats?
>>> http://www.debian-multimedia.org/pool/main/w/w32codecs/w32codecs_20061022
>>> -0 .0_i386.deb
>>> ^^ download and install that file.
>>> You can install it by clicking on it or right clicking and selecting
>>> install. Or you can open up Konsole (Alt+Space then type konsole and hit
>>> enter, or Alt+F2 then type konsole and hit enter). This should fix your
>>> problem.
>> I did this a long time ago, but I just checked and confirmed that the
>> package was the same version.  I also just deinstalled and reinstalled it
>> to no avail.
>> I am assuming that the Quicktime video is DivX compression.  I believe my
>> software is installed correctly as best as I can tell.  Are there any
>> decompression/bitrate/frequency-type settings that I need to be looking
>> for?
>> I am going to check out Firefox, if it works in a Firefox based
>> combination, then I have isolated the problem some.
>> Larry

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