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Why does quicktime stop showing video

Running version 7.6.2 of quicktime

When I play my video every so often the video stops moving or goes away (still have audio).

Files are .mp4 format.

Would be great to have quick time work.

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You could try VLC or mplayer, both can read .mp4 files.

Without a GUI, mplayer will show a "console" window, which will give you more details on the file being played, and will indicate if there is a problem with it (file damaged, keyframe missing, etc.)

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I suppose you're on windows? You can install Quicktime Alternative.

Or even better, and not windows-specific: you can install VLC. Plays .mp4 out of the box!

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plays EVERYTHING out of the box! :P I've never met a file VLC would play for me <3 –  Phoshi Aug 31 '09 at 10:30

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