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An invalid public movie atom was found in the movie.

1620 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 12, 2011 12:06 PM by Rhea Gavry RSS
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Oct 26, 2011 6:02 PM

This error code comes up when I attempt to open a quicktime file. What is going on?  I can't play my FCP sequences or individual files.

Mac Pro 8 core Xenon, Mac OS X (10.6.2), FCP 7.1 Aja kona lhe JVC 100UA Pro HD DRHD-100 Rorke Data system
  • tmoneynyc Calculating status...

    Maybe you'll find some answers here:



    I had a similar issue with ProRes 4444 files - editing on FCP, came back to a project after two weeks and when I tried to match back to a clip, all I saw was white - heard audio, but no picture.  Sure enough the source files wouldn't open either.  I did a reformat and reinstall of 10.6 and now they play down without a problem. 


    The general consensus in the forums is that Security Update 2011-006 or iTunes 10.5 is causing this error in random Quicktimes.  Hope this helps.

  • tmoneynyc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I can confirm this works, many thanks Rhea!  Wondering how you arrived at this solution...


    Now my ProRes 4444 files play down without the error, and I can sync my iPhone with iTunes 10.5 which I didn't really care about, but now... "it just works".  Where have I heard that before?


    Thanks again...


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