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I'm trying to use a video in .mov format. I can't open the file in any programs such as premier, aftereffects or quicktime... says I'm missing a codec. The file was exported out of final cut and is in .mov format. Is there anything I can do to open this .mov file without having final cut on my machine?
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DivX will play .mov format.
http://www.divx.com/en
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VLC plays everything:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Also see:
http://www.qweas.com/reviews/mov_player_mov_codec.htm

Check your codecs:
The Codec Detective helps to determine the codecs installed on computer and check to see if any of the codecs are broken.
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Sherlock_The_Codec_Detective.htm

Update to a better codec pack:
http://www.codecguide.com/download_mega.htm  
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If the mov file is exported from Final Cut and contains material encoded in the Pro Res codec you need this decoder to play it back in a Windows environment.

http://support.apple.com/downloads/Apple_ProRes_QuickTime_Decoder_1_0_for_Windows
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