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Sami Seif
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Can't open the file

Post by Sami Seif » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:42 am

Hi guys, I'm writing music for a film, and the director send me the film in a .mov file, and mix craft can't open it because of that. I want the film in a video track so I can sing it with the music I write, can anyone help me with that?

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Re: Can't open the file

Post by Acoustica Greg » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:44 am

Sami Seif wrote:More comparability with different formats would be a great idea,I'm writing music for a film, but I can't open the file I received because it's a .mov file, and mix craft does not support that.
Hi,

If you have the correct Windows video codec installed, you could open .mov files. The tricky part is finding the right codec. People have had luck installing the K-Lite Mega Pack. The thing with these video codec packs is that some of them come with extra junk you don't want to install or even malware.

That said, the next version of Mixcraft should hopefully have more support for other video formats from the get go.

Greg

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Re: Can't open the file

Post by Sami Seif » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:24 pm

I can open the file, and play it on windows media player, but I can't play it in mixcraft.

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Re: Can't open the file

Post by Acoustica Greg » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:32 pm

Hi,

Mixcraft uses Microsoft DirectShow to decode videos, so you need a video codec for that.

Alternatively, convert the file using another program to convert the file to WMV or AVI.

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Re: Can't open the file

Post by mick » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:30 pm

Sami, Does this help? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpjlRfroMZo

Yep! Definately works!
Right click the file and select "open with" - Windows Live Movie Maker.
Select "save Movie" and convert to high definition wmv.
Mixcraft will open the converted file as shown in the pic.
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Re: Can't open the file

Post by susan albert » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:44 pm

mick wrote:Sami, Does this help?

Yep! Definately works!
Right click the file and select "open with" - Windows Live Movie Maker.
Select "save Movie" and convert to high definition wmv.
Mixcraft will open the converted file as shown in the pic.
Thanks for clarification!

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