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error 28 and sparkle

Posted on 1997-10-26
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none of my movies work after a year and a half...sparkle loads--then my movie starts to load--and crashes....i reloaded sparkle and movie player...tried to remove preference file...what is it called???
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A few possibilities here - have you changed your system? What I suggest is that you go to www.shareware.com and get the latest version of Sparkle:

sparkle2.45.sit.hqx
mac/multimedia/
Jul 22,1996
1110 K

The blurb - which may be of relevance to your situation - says:

Sparkle 2.4.5 A mac-look-and-
feel MPEG and QT player and
converter. This should replace
Sparkle 2.4.3 in the info-mac
archives. On a PowerPC Sparkle
2.4.5 REQUIRES Sound Manager
3.1 which you can obtain from
ftp://ftp.support.apple.com/
pub/apple_sw_updates/US/mac/
System Software/OtherSystemSoftware/
Sound_Manager_3.1.hqx On a
68K system you do not need
SoundManager 3.1 but without
it you won't be able to use
.WAV or IMA sound files. Also
in this package are a VERY
rough quick and dirty port
of some unix MPEG-2 decoding
code. This will allow you to
see what's in an MPEG2 file
and save the result as a QT
movie.

If this fails to show your movies, then please comment on what happens before rejecting the answer and I will provide some other alternatives. If unsuccessful, tell me what your computer and system are.

Good luck,

Rifty

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P.S. If you have no luck with Sparkle, you might like to try

ya-movie-player-30-beta.hqx

from www.shareware.com (do a search for the above in the Mac section!)

I tried it but wasn't keen on it. But I did find that Peter's Player - petersplayer1.1.sit.hqx - is a tiny movie player that seems to run most movie forms just fine. It's available from

http://www.telstra.com.au/cgi-bin/vsl-front

but if you copy the following to the "Open Location" dialog box on your browser, you might get straight to it:

http://www.telstra.com.au/cgi-bin/vsl-front/Find?category=Macintosh&search=peter&logop=and&and=player&orfile=++&hits=100


All the best,

Rifty
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i want to use sparkle--what is error 28????
i can see the movies on my other mac at school---but not at home now---why??? are there preferences that are corupting it???
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