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QuickTime - file not a movie file

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MirMar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 26, 2008 7:04 AM
Hi,

I read a post below where someone was trying to open QT files they had created, and the error message read "This file is not a movie file." Well, I keep receiving the same message but I'm trying to open documents created by reliable sources. For example, this morning I am trying desperately to open the Quicken Update "Quicken2007_R2Updater.dmg.sit". I don't know what type of files movie files are, but I don't know why this SHOULD be a movie file. However when I look at the available applications for opening the file with, Quicktime appears to the be the only viable option. Why does my QuickTime try to open files from the Internet, and what application can I be using instead?

Thanks!

P.S. I already read another post about being able to open movie files from the Internet in QuickTime, and followed the suggestions (installed RealPlayer, installed Perian, un and re-installed Adobe Flash...)
Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,300 points)
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    Jan 26, 2008 7:32 AM (in response to MirMar)
    I am trying desperately to open the Quicken Update "Quicken2007_R2Updater.dmg.sit"

    Unusual.

    a dmg file is a disk image. A .sit file requires Stuffit Expander.

    Try deleting one of the suffixes at a time to open it.
    20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5, 250GB HD, 1.5GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iLife 6.0.3, Toast 7.1.3, iTunes 7.2, QTPro 7.4, Safari 3.0.4, iChat 3.1.9
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,300 points)
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    Jan 27, 2008 12:50 AM (in response to MirMar)
    20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5, 250GB HD, 1.5GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iLife 6.0.3, Toast 7.1.3, iTunes 7.2, QTPro 7.4, Safari 3.0.4, iChat 3.1.9
  • juanialbert Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2008 5:22 AM (in response to Klaus1)
    I had the same problem when I was installing Quicken and trying to update the software. I called Quicken and they walked me through the fix. Basically you need to download stuffit and then open the update from Quicken. They told me there is no way around it. If you call them they can help. If you want to try it yourself go to the Quicken site discussion board and search for the problem. The discussion will give you some pointers. I was able to install the update.

    Also, I am unable to register my version of Quicken. I was told that the problem is a "known" problem and they have been working for months to fix the "problem".
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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