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Chapter 6. Basic Movie Editing > Checking File Dependencies

Checking File Dependencies

QuickTime Player’s Properties window provides a way for you to see which files a movie is dependent on, if any.

To check file dependencies:

1.
From the Movie menu, choose Get Movie Properties (Figure 6.65).

Figure 6.65. Choose Movie > Get Movie Properties to open the Properties window.


2.
Make sure that Movie is selected in the left pop-up menu, and choose Files from the right pop-up menu.

The Files panel lists the files upon which this movie depends.

If only one file is listed, it usually is the file that is currently open and active. This means that the movie is dependent only on itself (Figure 6.66).

Figure 6.66. If the Files panel shows only the current file, the movie has no dependencies other than itself—that is, it’s self-contained.


If the listed file doesn’t match the file name of the open file, or if more than one file is listed, the movie depends on other files to play (Figure 6.67).

Figure 6.67. When more than one file is listed, the movie needs all those files.


You can also determine which tracks are dependent on other files by looking at the Files panel for each track. This panel lists the files upon which the track depends. You can double-click the file name to open any of these reference files.


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