running a Quartz file on a PC?

I made a quartz project on my iMac (10.6) using quartz composer.  I exported the file as a .mov file and it runs great as a screen save or file on my iMac.

I published to the net and when I download the file it will not run on my pc.

I read that when you save a quartz file as a .mov file it basically encapsulates the file as a quartz file and the PC will understand it,  but you can use the QTKit to open it and save it as a different format??    Not sure exactly how to do this.   I did download a Quicktime project and it will open the file and do a save/as but the resulting .mov file will not play on a PC either.

I did download a third party tool on the mac to convert it and it did not recognize the .mov file as a valid file.

Any ideas or thoughts on how to get this working on a PC as a .mov file?

Thanks!!!
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Wayne MichaelSenior Software DeveloperAsked:
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marookCommented:
Hi,

There is two ways you can export a Quartz Composer file... either as a renderen Movie, or as a QTZ file embeded in a MOVie. Sounds like you did the last thing.

Quartz Composer uses Mac OS X-Only API's that does not work on any other system, as it's a close-to-native bridge to all the CoreVideo, rapichs and Audio API's on OS X.

So, if you like to show of your QTZ creation on other systems, you need to render a movie, with the limitations that gives you.
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Wayne MichaelSenior Software DeveloperAuthor Commented:
How do you render a movie with Quartz Composer?


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marookCommented:
I was actually looking for it, and can't find a solution for that - not even in QT7 Player.
It used to be in QT7 Player, but mabe 10.6 has hoozed that.. :-/
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marookCommented:
Only workaround solution would be to run it fullscreen and use Screenrecording in QT X player...
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Wayne MichaelSenior Software DeveloperAuthor Commented:
That makes me sad :-(

Quartz is really neat and easy to use....  Seems like this would be a commonly used option.

I'll have to check into the Screen recording option.  

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marookCommented:
Quartz is Super cool, but a lot of the cool stuff is done in realtime - so unless you just want to 'record' a demonstration, you simply needs to stay on the Mac.. ;-)
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Wayne MichaelSenior Software DeveloperAuthor Commented:
It also did not work on an eMac that I have.  

I think it was on 10.4.

Do I need to update something on the emac?
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