Format information garbled in Quicktime Inspector

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Format information garbled in Quicktime Inspector

Postby VX2x2I » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:28 am

Hello,
When viewing information about a .mp4 file in the Quicktime Player inspector window the format field is garbled when Perian is installed.
The files do play, but I thought I would report this anyhow.


MacOS X 10.4.11 PPC
Quicktime Pro 7.5.5
Perian 1.1.3

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Re: Format information garbled in Quicktime Inspector

Postby The_Tick » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:13 pm

Can you show us a screenshot of it?

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Re: Format information garbled in Quicktime Inspector

Postby VX2x2I » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:45 am

The_Tick wrote:Can you show us a screenshot of it?

Inspector with Perian
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Same file without Perian
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Re: Format information garbled in Quicktime Inspector

Postby gbooker » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:17 am

looks like a bug in Quicktime. The string that's inserted there is in the resources, in other words, doesn't execute any code within Perian to display that string.

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Re: Format information garbled in Quicktime Inspector

Postby VX2x2I » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:22 am

gbooker wrote:looks like a bug in Quicktime. The string that's inserted there is in the resources, in other words, doesn't execute any code within Perian to display that string.


It seems like sometimes Perian does have an involvement with that string.
Or does Quicktime have 'Perian" coded into its resource strings?
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Re: Format information garbled in Quicktime Inspector

Postby Trevize » Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:30 am

That's an HandBrake issue, QuickTime wants a pascal string in the compressorName field, but HandBrake was writing a c string.

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Re: Format information garbled in Quicktime Inspector

Postby gbooker » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:08 pm

Trevize, thanks for the info.
VX2x2I, the resource stings I was referring to were within Perian's resource file.

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Re: Format information garbled in Quicktime Inspector

Postby VX2x2I » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:37 am

It's Quicktime,..
It's Handbrake...
All I know is it doesn't happen when Perian isn't active...

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Re: Format information garbled in Quicktime Inspector

Postby gbooker » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:23 pm

This isn't the first time that Perain has exposed other people's bugs. Just fix your handbrake and move on.


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