QuickTime and a YUV420 codec decompressor are needed to see this picture.
This happened when somone sent me a powerpoint file w/ video embedded. How do I get it to play? Where do I find these codecs?
Since JBRicco was so extremely helpful and really cleared the air about the YUV420 codec, I don’t understand why he didn’t suggest to forego the movie altogether and actually go the location where the movie was filmed and look at the actual items/people/events in the movie in person. In this case, you can save a whole heap of money because you don’t have to buy a computer at all, just a plane ticket.
I just love searching the internet for a solution to a problem, and somebody posts non-solutions. That’s great. Thanks.
I’d have to agree that JB Ricco’s comment was completely worthless and typical of the average Mac user. What I’m sure he meant to say was that the presentation was probably made on a Mac and the video was embedded using a proprietay combination of the Mac versions of QuickTime and PowerPoint. This means that the presentation can only be correctly viewed on a Mac in its present form. The problem has to do with the video being compressed in a manner that is native to Mac’s QuickTime system but not that of the Windows version. All of the other discussions I’ve found only offer the following solution: using a Mac, edit the original presentation file and disable to compression option. I didn’t find that all too helpful either.
If you have the movies files you can recreate the links to the movie files and they will play normally.
i.e. Cut the original insertion from the slide, and do an “Insert Movie from file” and choose the appropriate movie file. It will play normally on your PC now.
For some people, the problem is going to be that they need to view the presentation in its original format.
Is there some process of installing a particular version of Quicktime, installing the codec and then configuring a plug-in manager or adjusting MIME types to have the embedded QT movie play correctly within the Powerpoint presentation?
BTW, the movies play correctly from the disk when accessed directly (either with WMP or QT, your choice). It is only while viewing the PPT slideshow that it yields the message stating the necessity for Quicktime and the codec.
I’m getting this error too. My first thought was that usually powerpoint does not imbed the movie file into the presenation. Rather it creates a link to the original movie file. So if you don’t have the original movie file, then you’ll get an error message.
There is a media war going on between the big guys (Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, etc.) There is even a little war between the Office for Mac engineers and the Office for Windows engineers within Microsoft. There’s you explanation of why this issue exists.
As for “buy a Mac”, I agree, but not to solve this issue. Even Mac guys have to collaborate with Windows guys, meaning we need a solution for collaboration reasons.
You can often solve the issue, to a degree, by inserting the picture and NOT doing a “copy/paste” of the picture. You’ll be fine going form Mac to Mac, but not Mac to PC, unless you insert.
Video is a different issue. You seem to have to have a copy of the video in the same location as the presentation or document. It will play, but the picture that is inserted to represent the video needs a codec.
I am not searching for the YUM420 codec decompressor itself. Thought I’d explain a little, so maybe your bickering at each other will stop and you might try solve the actual problem.
I guess a codec is something like what a prgarom uses for a certain type of file i guess. Just so you know, not every mp3 player could play video just because it has a color screen, but if you know it can, message me and I’ll try to help you.References :