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I was told that using the windows functions AVIFileOpen and AVISave I'd be able to work with quicktime (mov) files.  Specifically, certain compressors supported a quicktime codec as well (ie: Intel Indeo(r) video R3 and cinepak codec by Radius).  In theory this meant that I could use the AVISave function specifying a file with a mov extension.  Then windows would find a compressor using the registry and the file extension to write a quicktime file.

This is all based on what I have been told.  But in actuallity I have tried to save a mov file using both the indeo and cinepak compressors without luck.  The program can save avi files without problem.

My question is was I misinformed, and windows cannot work with quicktime files as I described?  Or should I be taking a different approach to save a quicktime file from an avi stream.  Anyfeedback would be appreciated.
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AVIFile functions and macros provide access to time-based files that use the Resource Information File Format (RIFF), such as waveform-audio and audio-video interleaved (AVI) files. Since quicktime (mov) files are not RIFF files, you cannot use AVIFile functions to manipulate them. You have to use the library like quicktime DK from Apple to handle them.

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