Originally Posted by Donna D.
Donna, I followed your info and got an account, uploaded the 3,760KB *.mov file without any trouble, but when I attempted to "play" the file, I discovered that it had loaded it rotated 90 degrees! Consequently, it plays it sideways (which means it plays it vertically up or down (I can't tell which).
All I can figure is that it saw the file as a "portrait" image and rotated the file so the image was taller than the width.
The format of the *.MOV file was not recognized as a QuickTime VR (Virtual Reality) file. which would normally play in the QuickTime player at about 400 x 300 pixels.
Instead, Utube saw it as a JPG file of 2565 bytes, and "played" it at 80 x 60 pixels, vertically ;-(. It then flips (vertically) thru about three images and stops.
If you Google swisstrip02, about the fourth item down you will see the Utube URL for my VR file: 2011 Spring NOG Panorama_Hi Res.MOV
Check the "Properties" of the file, and you will see that it has been recognized as *.JPG file, rather than a *.mov file?
The *.mov file was created from 12 overlapping (about 25%) *.JPG files, each HD (1920 x1080 pixels) at 300 pixels/inch. The final (overlapped) image is 57.6 inches wide by 3.5 inches tall.
If you recall when I earlier loaded a similar *.mov file onto this board, the viewer simply clicked on the file which launched the QuickTime VR Viewer and showed a still image of the first frame. Only when the viewer put the mouse over the image and held down the left button and moved the mouse in any direction did the file "play", moving the "window" in the direction the mouse was moving. The viewer could move and hold the mouse to the left or right, and the screen would continue to "rotate" around and around, until the mouse button was released. Also, the further to the left or right the mouse was moved from the image center, the faster the panorama would spin.
I am sure that if I sent you the file and you put it on your PC and clicked on it, it would do what I just described. I cannot imagine how this thing got so mixed up.
I guess I will have to give up on Utube, unless you can figure out what went wrong.