How to Setup VirtualDub to open .MOV Files

Symptom

  • How to Setup VirtualDub to open .MOV Files
  • Cannot open .MOV Files in VirtualDub

Environment

  • Venus 7000 computer
  • VirtualDub
  • MOV Files

Cause

  • Can not open .MOV files in Virtual Dub because it does not have the required or proper plug-in.

Resolution

Step 1: Install Apple QuickTime.

Step 2: Install VirtualDub (Windows-based Systems).

Daktronics recommends using VirtualDub for converting video files to a supported file type in a Windows environment. VirtualDub is a third-party software application, and therefore must be downloaded from the Internet at users own discretion. Complete the steps in the following sections on how to download and install VirtualDub.
 
      Installation of Virtual Dub

  1. Navigate to VideoHelp.com‘s VirtualDub page at http://www.videohelp.com/tools/VirtualDub
  2. Under the Type column, click Download (direct link).
  3. When the File Download window opens, click Open.
  4. When the Windows Explorer window appears with the ZIP file contents, click Extract all files.
  5. The Extraction Wizard will appear, click Browse to choose a location to extract the files.
    • Recommended locations: Desktop, My Documents or C:\Tools\VirtualDub.
  6. Once location is selected, click Extract.
  7. Navigate to the location or folder you extracted to and create two sub-folders titled the following:
    • Plugins32
    • Plugins64

Step 3: Download the required or needed plug-ins.

To allow VirtualDub to work with the necessary video file formats, the appropriate plug-ins for these formats must be downloaded and loaded into VirtualDub. Complete the following steps:

  1. Navigate to VideoHelp.com‘s VirtualDub page at http://www.videohelp.com/tools/VirtualDub
  2. Scroll down the page and look for VirtualDub import plugins/filters.
  3. Download the needed plug-ins by clicking on the appropriate link based on the operating system bit type.
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  4. Click Save or Save As, and save the plug-in to an easy to locate location such as the Desktop.
    • This is a temporary location.
  5. Navigate to where the plug-in was saved, right-click the plug-in .zip file and click Extract All.
  6. Leave the extract location to the default temporary location, click Extract.
Step 4: Load the download plug-ins into VirtualDub.

      MPEG2 Plug-in
  1. Open the extracted folder containing the MPEG2 files.
  2. Open a second window and navigate to the created VirtualDub Folder.
  3. Move both the following files to the location listed by click-drag-dropping into the appropriate folder.
    • MPEG2.vdplugin -> Plugins32
    • MPEG364.vdplugin -> Plugins64

      WMV Plug-in

  1. Open the extracted folder containing the WMV files.
  2. Open a second window and navigate to the created VirtualDub Folder.
  3. Move both the following files to the location listed by click-drag-dropping into the appropriate folder.
    1. WMV.vdplugin -> Plugins32
    2. WMV64.vdplugin -> Plugins64

      MOV Plug-in

  1. Open the extracted folder containing the MOV files.
  2. Open a second window and navigate to the created VirtualDub Folder.
  3. Move both the following files to the location listed by click-drag-dropping into the appropriate folder.
    1. QuickTime.vdplugin -> Plugins32
    2. QuickTime64.vdplugin -> Plugins64

Once all files have been moved to the appropriate folder locations, all of the other extracted files from plug-in zip folders can be deleted.

KB ID: DD2102671


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