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I just edited movies in the .mov format on iMovie and went to the "Share" dropdown and moved the finished movie to another folder. The finished movies are in the m4v format. I can't open them. I get an announcement stating I have a license error stating:"mocha AE CS6 must be launched from After Effects". I have done nothing to these movies using After Effects, nor do I own the software. I'm on Mountain Lion. Does anyone have any tips on what to do to see these movies and share them with non-Mac viewers?

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Rename them to .mp4 and try to play them.

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Thanks!!! Changing file name from .m4v to .mp4 did the trick.
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Good stuff. They are one in the same file format you must just have something unusual set to try and open m4v files

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