Posted on 1997-05-10
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.