Can't play a MOV file in Media Player Classic

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I’m running K-Lite Codec Pack 5.0.5 Full in my Windows 7 RTM and I’m trying to see a video in 16:9, recorded with a Panasonic DMC-TZ5, but I’m getting rendering error message in Media Player Classic every time I try to see it (the video).

I saved a screenshot and uploaded to imageshack the error message:

Do you know why it is not working?

Thanks in advance reply


Mov file can not play in Media Player Classic, it can play formats of follow:MPEG-1、MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, you can play Mov in Quicktime. reply

If you’re using build 7100 or later of Windows 7, you might be able to play the MOV file in Windows Media Player 12. Panasonic-produced Photo JPEG MOV files tended to work in my testing.

I wrote a huge post about this here

Quick summary: in build 7100 Microsoft added MOV, MP4, and 3GP support, but it’s limited. Video codecs-wise, it seems to work best with H.264, mostly with MPEG-4, and somewhat with Photo JPEG (this applies to all 3 containers - 3GP, MP4, and MOV). It doesn’t appear to support any other codecs at the moment. Photo JPEG support is very spotty and works for some camera brands, but not others.

If you’re sticking to Media Player Classic:
MPC can play QuickTime MOV files, but all it does is sparse the container. It requires QuickTime codecs to decode the audio and video streams. So you’d have to install either QuickTime or QuickTime Alternative. I haven’t even tested this in Windows 7, so I can’t guarantee it’ll work, but you can try it. reply


First of all, thanks you both for replying!

butter1093: Actually, it does support MOV.

“anonymous”: Windows Media Player 12 indeed was able to play the video - I’m running Windows 7 build 7600 (RTM).

I notice, btw, that it was recorded in not exactly in 16:9, but in High Definition (HD). I’m sort of newbie in this codec stuff, so I’m not sure if there’s a difference in the codec of 16:9 and HD.

Cheers reply



16:9 is just the “ideal” aspect ratio of widescreen. If you divide width by height you get roughly 1.777...

HD is high definition and generally means any resolution equal to or greater than 720p (1280x720). You’ll sometimes hear “full HD” for 1080p (1920x1080).

Incidentally, both HD resolutions exactly fit that ideal widescreen ratio.

It has nothing to do with codecs. Codec = compressor/decompressor. It’s just a way to a. shrink the data (audio or video stream) so it takes up less space to store, and b. quickly decompress it when playing it back.
In practice, you’ll most likely see HD contents in MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1, or H.264. These are often chosen because (except for MPEG-2) they achieve fairly good compression ratios, and all are standardized (ready for playback in standalone DVD or blu-ray players). reply


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