Mac Quicktime movie to pc

Could you help me ?
I made a small movie in flash, saved it as a quicktime movie and send it to all my lovely friends. Big problem they are pc and I am Mac. Somehow the Quicktime PC version doesn't read it. Which format is the most commonly used in PC world. And how could i convert mine.


Anneke van der Pal
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It depends on the version of QuickTime. If the PCs do not have a recent version of QuickTime (ie. 4.0), compress it with the Cinepak codec to make sure it always runs. Next to that, with QuickTime 4.0 on the Mac you can save a movie as an AVI (under export - movie to avi movie).

Finally you might try Intel's SmartVid (don't know the URL, but it's freeware so I can mail it if necessary) which converts from AVI to Quicktime and the other way round.
Try taking a floppy with the file that you want to play on a PC over to a friends house and test it there. I think it is an email issue and not a format issue, but we won't know that until you test the theory.
You need to save the movie in flattened format to allow PC users to read it.
When you save as movie there should be an option to save as flattened. If not open the movie in the Mac MoviePlayer and do a save as from will have the option you need. If you have the latest versions of quicktime you will need the Pro Version of movieplayer (or the older version with no nice metallic bezel rubbish).


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KBlair changed the proposed answer to a comment
Make sure you save it with the file extension .mov
I have had problems sending PC owners movies that don't end in it
annekeAuthor Commented:
Although this works
It's not ideal since you loose the sound?
thanks anyway
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