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I recently tried to upgrade the software from leopard to tiger when the computer crashed. My movie files are still there (get info says they are the same size) but are now just .bmp files which i cannot open. Any suggestions on a solution to convert these .bmp files back to video?
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Have you tried simply changing the extension on the files back to the original ones?

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i have tried this but when opening up in quicktime it says "this is not a movie file"
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What format are these movie files?

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they were all .MOV files recorded on iphone. thanks for the help
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I recently tried to upgrade the software from leopard to tiger when the computer crashed.
I am hoping that you really mean Tiger to Leopard ??

bc it crashed while upgrading it could be a corrupt file.
How did you upgrade ? Via System Disks ??

You might have to reinstall again. Did you do a backup first?? Of course you did, so reinstall and then restore data from backup

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