Quicktime error -2048

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What does it mean and how can I fix it. I got a video from a friend and tried to play it on my computer, and this error came up. I am running the latest version of quicktime on a brabdnew macbook. any solutions to get this to play/ any players besides quicktime that might help me view it.
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Ken reply

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07-18-2006 05:13 PM
Stumbaugh

I’m getting the same error. My QT file was authored on a Mac and I find I get the error whenever I try running the file on a PC, even if I have the latest version. If I run the QT file on a Mac, it works just fine.

Hmm. reply

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08-07-2006 07:54 PM
RyanMcFitz

Macs suck. reply

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08-10-2006 05:01 AM
MacHater

Regarding 'macs suck' - I switched about a year ago and could not disagree more. I ran into this problem while using my old PC to do the movie converting for my PSP.

Try a mac and you will change your mind... reply

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08-21-2006 08:37 PM
daytondropzone

I keep getting the same error when I download PhotoshopTV files that have the extension .qt I just change the extension file name to .mp4 and they play fine. Doesn’t cure the initial problem but at least I can play the files. reply

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11-20-2006 12:33 PM
teedee9

so how can we fix it....I have videos that I recorded last year and they used to work....til I got some guy to fix my computer....but that is an asshole....so I’m not even bother to go to him for help anymore....but anyways some of my videos says Error 2048 not a movie file....and I have some that still work...how can I fix them....these videos are VERY IMPORTANT to me...so PLEASE HELP ME reply

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07-13-2007 07:27 PM
dazednconfused

Well, we’ve all learned a lesson - don’t use proprietary formats for your media files.

Macs don’t suck more, they just suck in different ways than other computers.

I’m having a similar issue playing both .MOV and .MP4 files from WinXP and Linux using VLC, Quicktime, RealPlayer and mplayer - Quicktime gives error -2048 “it is not a file format that Quicktime understands. The file header appears to be odd with an ID3 tag prepended to the “Apple Media Format” portion. reply

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08-27-2007 07:55 PM
MessedUp

i have recevied a video clip MP4 from one of my friend and i try to open it with quick time but i keep getting error 2048 i dont know what to do even though i have changed the name of the file. reply

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01-18-2008 07:44 AM
callmeatnight

Hi there Suresh here while playing anything I am getting this message Error 2048. Please give me a solution. reply

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02-26-2008 08:07 AM
Chinni

So does anyone have a solution other than mac sucks. I am trying to get video off my camcorder i have the video running in other programs but when i but when i try to edit it with Imovie i get 2048 quicktime could not parse message. reply

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03-10-2008 11:05 PM
joejoe

someone please have a fix for this error 2048 this is nuts I need to get my movies published on my website. Didnt get this problem until I switch from a XP to Vista computer. And now I see Its common problem :( reply

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06-27-2008 08:33 PM
lionelhelpme

What does it mean and how can I fix it. I lost my quick time movie file, and i recovered that file using data recovery. When i play it on my computer, and this error came up. I am running the latest version of quicktime which is given with mobile phone w700i when i purchased. any solutions to get this to play the movie file. Please help me.
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R. Clement Raj reply

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07-19-2008 11:19 PM
R. Clement Raj

I can’t open itunes cuz i need quicktime and i have that already but it says i got error#-2096 when i click on itunes and i’ve reinstalled both BUT IT WON’T WORK!!!!!!

my quicktime works just fine i want itunes..it worked fine when i first got it but my ipod flashed green and orange when i played it...does anyone have this problem?

somebody should fix it 4 me cuz im nice reply

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08-25-2008 02:11 PM
ELLIOTT

So this comes up first after a Google hit for this error, and no one can do more than complain about similar problems? Either there’s a problem with Google’s answering mechanism, or MacHater likes men. reply

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10-03-2008 08:14 PM
Ippis Twinserpod Clorney Jamjazz4

Ippis Twinserpod Clorney Jamjazz4 wrote:
So this comes up first after a Google hit for this error, and no one can do more than complain about similar problems? Either there’s a problem with Google’s answering mechanism, or MacHater likes men.

Google doesn’t have any answer mechanism.
Same problem here, error 2048, and going crazy. reply

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12-01-2008 02:48 PM
isca

WTFFFFFF i keep getting the error 2048 .. somebody post how to fuckin fix this!!!! reply

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12-07-2008 11:32 PM
assman

error 2048 means that the file is corrupt. maybe you’ve send it over internet or something? reply

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12-15-2008 09:43 AM
boskoop

Mine play fine with my camera put when I try to play files in pc get the same stupid error. reply

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01-22-2009 12:16 AM
Piry

i want to download movies to put on my ipod
and when i go to click play
they always say error 2048 and that quick time
cannot reconize it
or something along those lines
and i try like every single one that is there
for quicktime
and it wont work. reply

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03-07-2009 03:56 PM
kristeeeen

Trying to rip and burn a CD, receiving the same error message as the rest of you. Has anyone seen any tips to correct? Frustration level is rising. reply

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03-30-2009 07:36 PM
Jezebel Rocks

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