Does Movie Studio 16 open MOV files? I'm on 13 and it doesn't

steve-flood wrote on 3/31/2020, 9:12 PM

I'm on Movie Studio Platinum 13. I do demos of bands playing live and use whatever videos I'm given. I get a lot of .Mov files and Movie Studio 13 does not open .Mov files.

If Movie Studio 16 does open .Mov files consistently, I'll pay and upgrade.

I don't see specs that show that on the site where they sell it, so I'm asking here.

I believe Vegas does now. But I'm not sure about Movie Studio.

Thanks for your help!

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steve-flood wrote on 3/31/2020, 10:11 PM

Just want to know if VMS 16 will handle them.

I've got a work around I use w/13, but I'm tired of working around.

(Quicktime is not supported anymore in Win 10, whether it works or not fwiw.)

EricLNZ wrote on 3/31/2020, 10:41 PM

QT works for me in Win10.

I'll check on VMS16 and come back as I have to locate some mov files unless you have a short one you could upload somewhere.

Also sometimes altering the file suffix from 'mov' to 'mp4' tricks software. Have you tried that?

steve-flood wrote on 3/31/2020, 10:49 PM

I believe Quicktime does work, but it'll break before long.
Apple doesn't want to be compatible.

Unfortunately I have any .mov's that are short enough at the moment

You're right, sometimes changing the extension does works.
I'm using handbrake to convert files now and that does work.

But I'd like it if the program I'm using would import people's phone videos reliably without workaround
Just want to eliminate a time consuming thing to do.

 

EricLNZ wrote on 3/31/2020, 10:54 PM

I found some iPhone mov files from a few years ago and VMS16 opens them as follows:

I assume qt7plug.dll is a Vegas plug-in but I cannot be certain as I have QT installed. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will pass by and comment.

Musicvid wrote on 4/1/2020, 9:46 AM

steve-flood wrote on 3/31/2020, 9:49 PM

I believe Quicktime does work, but it'll break before long.
Apple doesn't want to be compatible

QuickTime 32-bit 7.6 for Windows, the last-produced version, can still be downloaded and works with Movie Studio 13. It hasn't been developed or updated by Apple in eleven years.

https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime

I think you've been reading some very old postings, perhaps some of mine.

EricLNZ wrote on 3/31/2020, 10:03 PM

@steve-flood Easy answer - download the 30 day trial of VMS16 Plat and check for yourself with your files

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steve-flood wrote on 4/1/2020, 9:58 AM

@steve-flood Easy answer - download the 30 day trial of VMS16 Plat and check for yourself with your files.

I was afraid to because I was worried about interfering with my current install, but I'll try it on a slowish laptop I have. The laptop won't process a bunch of tracks at once, but it doesn't need to. All I need to do is see if it opens the .mov's. Thanks for the "push off the cliff"!

vkmast wrote on 4/1/2020, 9:59 AM

Worth reading also @NickHope's comments on .mov/.MOV files in one of his invaluable FAQs here. Most of them should apply to VMSPs as well.

vkmast wrote on 4/1/2020, 10:17 AM

"Deprecated features" are currently only in VEGAS Pro 17.

Musicvid wrote on 4/1/2020, 11:03 AM

Noted.

FayFen wrote on 4/2/2020, 12:08 AM

I don't have QT on my system.

VSDC video editor open mov files just fine, also the freeware Shotcut editor open mov files.

I have no idea how it's done.

FayFen wrote on 4/2/2020, 5:49 AM

@FayFen I assume from your comment mov files don't open in your VMS16?

Correct,

EricLNZ wrote on 4/2/2020, 5:51 AM

@FayFen I assume from your comment mov files don't open in your VMS16?

Correct,

Interesting. I was under the impression 'mov' gets handled by 'so4compoundplug.dll' if QT's not available.

FayFen wrote on 4/2/2020, 9:21 AM

@FayFen I assume from your comment mov files don't open in your VMS16?

Correct,

Interesting. I was under the impression 'mov' gets handled by 'so4compoundplug.dll' if QT's not available.


You are correct again but...

It was advised to "False" it's setting for better VMS stability, as I hardly use mov that's what I did.

But... Now that you asked me to check I did, and what I found that enable it will read few mov's but not all that I have. Some will pop and ask for QT to be installed.

This will not load

Complete name                            : E:\Arrow Right.mov
Format                                   : MPEG-4
Format profile                           : QuickTime
Codec ID                                 : qt   2005.03 (qt  )
File size                                : 6.51 MiB
Duration                                 : 5 s 792 ms
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 9 425 kb/s
Encoded date                             : UTC 2015-09-17 18:25:12
Tagged date                              : UTC 2015-09-17 18:25:15
Writing library                          : Apple QuickTime
TIM                                      : 00:00:00:00
TSC                                      : 24
TSZ                                      : 1

Video
ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : RLE
Format/Info                              : Run-length encoding
Codec ID                                 : rle
Duration                                 : 5 s 792 ms
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 9 415 kb/s
Width                                    : 1 000 pixels
Height                                   : 1 000 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 1.000
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                               : 24.000 FPS
Color space                              : RGBA
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.392
Stream size                              : 6.50 MiB (100%)
Language                                 : English
Encoded date                             : UTC 2015-09-17 18:25:12
Tagged date                              : UTC 2015-09-17 18:25:15

Other
ID                                       : 2
Type                                     : Time code
Format                                   : QuickTime TC
Duration                                 : 5 s 792 ms
Frame rate                               : 24.000 FPS
Time code of first frame                 : 00:00:00:00
Time code, striped                       : Yes
Language                                 : English
Encoded date                             : UTC 2015-09-17 18:25:15
Tagged date                              : UTC 2015-09-17 18:25:15