Tonight I recovered my memories
A word to the wise: just because the old version of your OS could read your old movie files, doesn’t mean the new one can. Always double check before you lose precious memories.
This evening I discovered that the old “first baby steps” movies I shot on a Treo 680 smartphone were no longer playable by the latest version of QuickTime Player (v10.4 - last updated by Apple for Yosemite OS 10.10). They were recorded back in 2008, not that long ago.
Apple still recommends QuickTime 7 for legacy formats. Knowing that the old version still runs on El Capitan I decided to give it a spin. QuickTime v7.6.6 was last updated in 2010, Snow Leopard - 10.6 - era. Also, lucky for me I had a fully paid up license that I purchased back in 2001.
My experience with QuickTime 7 was mixed. It could open and play the Treo .3pg files, it couldn’t handle the sound and it is all lost. Recovering...
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