How to convert old IPIX files?

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Does anybody know how to convert old IPIX files (.ipx) to Quicktime (.mov) or any other usable modern format? These are 360 virtual tours created using IPIX software.

IPIX went out of business awhile back: http://www.studio360.com/ipix-virtual-tours.html

I moved a site to a new server and found that their IPIX photos (Created back in 2000!) no longer work. When I load the page, the screen displays the "IPIX" logo and error: "File Access Error".

The IPIX site says that this is due to JVM not being installed...but it is no longer available for Win 2003: http://www.sydney-south-apartment.com.au/tours/tours/help.html

Any ideas?!
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bearclaws75,

The issue is probably NOT that the JVM is not installed, it's the fact that if you don't have the IPIX viewer plugin for your browser, you cannot view the .ipx files.

You should still be able to get the IPIX viewer here: http://www.ipix.com/download/alt_plugin.html

You can re-direct viewers there to get the plugin, but I understand that may not be a satisfactory user experience.

Beyond that, if you search around, there are a few former IPIX users that offer conversion, but I don't know if anyone is still doing that - most of the links I found date to 2006 and 2007. I don't know of any software that will convert for you.

Hope that helps,
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Thanks. I tried the plugin but still experienced the error. I did, however, find an IPIX user that offered to convert the files.

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