Version 5.5 > .mov files
We can play them in Quick Time, but that's not what I'm looking for.
Is there a codec or something, I can download and make this work?
Or will I need to convert them?
I have a little piece of freeware called mov2avi.exe that I have used in the past to convert .mov files to .avi
However, this time, I'm just getting an error when it tries to run. I don't know if it has to do with the size of the file, or what.
Perhaps some research is in order.
The other day I was downloading some new video files where the seller gives you a choice of formats. I noticed that the mov files were extremely large compared to either avi or mpg! I wonder if that has anything to do with it.
We have looked at this in a number of ways and, so far, have not found a solution that is stable or, shall I say, legal. (There is at least one "free" QuickTime DirectShow filter floating around out there, but my understanding is that it contains copyrighted compents of the QuickTime player -- therefore, I can't recommend using it -- and getting it to work correctly in WMP and SSP requires manual edits to the registry). The new Windows media formats provide great playback quality with much smaller file sizes. I recommend converting MOV files to these formats.
I purchased a very simple program called Alive Video Converter --
It will convert just about any video format to another format very easily and I've never had problems playing them on SSPlus. Any .mov files I have downloaded or purchased I've been able to convert to .mpeg, .avi, .wmv --might be of use for you.