ofVideoPlayer certain .mov formats throw error on exit

It seems like certain .mov formats loaded into an ofVideoPlayer object cause the application to break when exiting and return a “Process returned -1073741819 (0xC0000005)” message.

I am using .mov files with nonstandard resolutions and compiling in CodeBlocks on Win 7. I opened the Movie Inspector in Windows Quicktime and noticed that the Format was the following for a working .mov file:
Animation, 850x950, Millions+
16-bit Integer (Big Endian), Stereo
48,000 kHz

and this for a nonworking .mov file:
Apple Pro Res 4444, 850x950, Millions+
16-bit Integer (Little Endian), Stereo
48,000 kHz

I think we can export the files in something that will work (H.264, etc…), but I was curious if anyone else has run into this or could explain why it would cause problems for oF on exit?


I can’t answer your question, but I know I’ve had issued trying to play movies with “million**+**” (“millions of color” 24-bit + alpha), where as “millions” (*without* the alpha), play fine with such codecs as h.264, sorenson, etc.

Tim S recommends MJPEG, faster to decode, etc.:

PS: IMO, video with “animation” lossless compression is *heavy* and mainly for archiving.

UPDATE: Ok, now I’m a bit confused because I saw this post re: QT animation codec:
Video Player FLV+Alpha example: http://forum.openframeworks.cc/t/video-player-flv+alpha-example/6517/1
So apparently before az_rr offered this alpha player, one could use a video with an alpha channel if it was QT animation codec (or shaders) ?
No need to respond, I know this is an old post and bugs here are to be posted at github instead, and really I don’t have a bug issue, just thought I would share my “millions+” issue above, c’est tout.