Everyone know's this problem.
You find that cool clip on the internet, which you also want to watch on your HTPC.
But for some reason, MediaPortal nor Windows MediaPlayer will play it.
If this clip was a .mov file, then there were a few ways to get it working.
The Haali Splitter is allready able to get some mov files to play in DirectShow. So MediaPortal and other applications can play them.
But this will not work for all .mov files.
For these you might need other applications. In example nero, quicktime alternative and Cyberlink come with filters which allow you to play some .mov files.
But all these "solutions" have one big problem.
They are not using the native QuickTime runtime, and because of that, they are not able play "all" kind of .mov files.
So in the past you had to find a solution which "worked most of the time".
Recently i discovered the webpage from MediaLooks. They offer a DirectShow filter, which just "utilizes" a local installation of Apple QuickTime to get a .mov file to play.
So all you have to do is to install:
- Apple QuickTime
- MediaLooks QuickTime DirectShow filter
So now you are able to play .mov files inside MediaPortal, or watch the movie trailers on apple.com by using the MyTrailers MediaPortal plugin.
The demo version, which is available on the medialooks webpage, displays a permanent watermark.
But a few weeks ago, SplitMind contacted me, and offered to distribute a special version, which includes a "personal use" licence, for our MediaPortal community.
This MediaPortal Version does not display any watermark.
Thank you very much, MediaLooks!
:: Download MediaLooks QuickTime DS filter ::