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QuickTime Error (-2014)

1339 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2006 6:03 PM by stewmac RSS
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Jan 26, 2006 5:05 PM
I'm trying to play a .AVI movie in QuickTime but I'm getting the following error:

QuickTime cannot open the file: "quake4_7.avi"
the movie contains an incorrect duration (-2014)

I have flip4mac installed. Also, when I ask to get info on the file, it correctly shows the file size but does not show any codec information. I don't think the file is corrupted, because I can get it to run on a PC.

Any thoughts? Thank you.
iBook G3 Dual USB, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • JulieJulieJulie Calculating status...
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    Jan 26, 2006 5:36 PM (in response to stewmac)
    Its not Get Info, its the feature in QuickTime Player called "Show Movie Info" which is under the Window menu and has the key command command-i just like Get Info in the Finder does. The Show Movie Info feature will display the video and audio codec info but the trick is that you have to be able to open the file in QuickTime Player... DOH!

    Try getting info on the file from within either MPlayer OSX or VLC (both are free downloads listed at or
    PowerMac G5, Mac OS X (10.3.9)


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