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Zipped .movs can't open for Windows users

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I am trying to zip some .movs with ZipIt 1.5.3, that will be put on my web page.  The .movs are self-contained flattened Quicktime .movs which can be played by both Mac and Windows users.  Unzipped, the .movs play without any problems. However, when I zip them, they can only be opened by Mac users.  Why is this?  I have set the default compression at deflation, and have checked the never use macbinary box.  Is there something else I have missed?
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by:Zubes
ID: 1539943
Are you aipping them so that users can download them off your webpage for personal viewing, or are you expecting users to view your .mov in their browsers?  You might try clicking the text box, being that occassionally, the binary box loses packets upon zipping
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by:kahless
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try having someone zip them on the pc and put them on the web
if they work that way, then its zipit's problem
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seigniory earned 200 total points
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No problem,

I used to have these same problems with *.WAV files...  all you need to do is hit the checkbox for linefeeds.  I'm not sure if the PC requires linefeeds or doesn't, so try both ways, I know one will work.  I know that Macs can use either, though.  You were right about the macbinary, too.  Keep that on "always off".

Hope it helps,
Seigniory
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by:ovrdedge
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Thanks, I will have to look at the linefeed box to see what it's set at.  However, my .wavs actually worked fine when I zipped them.  It was the .movs that didn't work.  Usually, the windows user got a message saying "invalid archive directory", or that it wasn't a valid zip file.  I got around the problem temporarily by sending my .movs to a friend who zipped them for me, and then, they were sent back to me.  But obviously, I would still like to see if I can zip .movs myself for the future.  
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by:seigniory
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Maybe your HTML was just wrong?  Let me know how it works out...
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