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    viewing .mov file (IE 6.0)

    A relative sent an E-mail with a .mov file attached. When I tried to open it, I was asked which program to use. I selected Windows Media Player, and failed to uncheck the "always use this program for this file" box.

    WMP warned that it didn't recognize the format, and produced only sound (no picture). Which program should I use to read the .mov file (RealPlayer?), and how can I change the association of a program with this file so that clicking on the file opens it with the "right" program?

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    Re: viewing .mov file (IE 6.0)

    I have my .mov files associated with Quick Time. You can change the association by opening Windows Explorer and then select Tools>Folder Options>File Types. Scroll down to the .mov extension, select it and then opposite "Opens with", click the Change button.
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    Re: viewing .mov file (IE 6.0)

    John,

    thanks for the quick answer. Unfortunately I don't have Quick Time on my computer. Will RealPlayer work? If not, is Quick Time a free (or cheap) download?

    Joel

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    Re: viewing .mov file (IE 6.0)

    I'm not really sure about Real Player Joel. You could try it and see what happens. As for QuickTime, it is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> and you can download it here .
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    Re: viewing .mov file (IE 6.0)

    Joel,
    You can also get a free plug in for WMP to view .mov files. It will install the plug in for you.

    Get it at QUICKTIME ALTERNATIVE
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    Re: viewing .mov file (IE 6.0)

    The QuickTime player is free. There is also an authoring tool that costs money. Often when you start the player it will present a dialog which tries to tempt you to upgrade, but one click on the "later" button should take care of that.

    Older Konica-Minolta brand digital cameras record in a format that plays on QuickTime; older Canon camera used M-JPEG in a .AVI file, which more players can handle. Newer cameras use more sophisticated MPEG4 coding; I don't know what players handle those. The point is that you generally want to have a few different players around to handle the odd video that comes in from a friend or family member. The hard part is keeping them all patched up as security problems are discovered. <sigh>

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