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Feb 12, 2001, 12:37 PM
I tried to read some files with NAME~1.EXT, you know, the windows too long names, from a Microsoft OS. Those files are movies. On Windows (98 & ME) they work correctly. But on MacOS they are impossible to read. For the MPEG one : "no MPEG stream found".

So I wondered on thing : is it possible Windows to write the complete name into the file, changing the data ? Is it why I can't open those files (two MPEGs).

--> I've QT 5 PR2 and Mac OS 9.0.4 all correctly set. So ...

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Feb 12, 2001, 01:13 PM
.ext isn't one of the usual Windows Extensions I'm used to seeing. Are you sure that it isn't one of those Application Movies, where the movie is built into a self playing Application... That would explain why it works on Windows and not the mac.

As for the file name, that's not causing the problem, but MacOS X will be able to have the large File names... Finally
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