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I have been send and asked to review a number of video clips that came with the .mov extension. The video clips open fine in Apple's Quicktime 7 and Quicktime X movie player. However, when I tried to open the files with VLC, I get the following error:

No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format "acps". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this

The VLC log says (among lots of other output):

main error: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `apcs'. VLC probably does not support this sound or video format.

For numerous reasons using only Quicktime is not a viable option for me. Is there an alternative player that can play this format? Thank you.

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Are you sure you typed this right? Once you say apcs and twice acps. For both terms this question is now the first Google hit, and you only asked half an hour ago. The only thing I can find is that it might be either a variant on Panasonic's apc format or a weird way of saying aac-plus. – Caleb Jul 1 '11 at 20:49

You should try mplayer, it's the other major multi-format player on the Linux platform.

I don't know about the acps codec, but I've yet to run across something that at least one of mplayer of vlc wouldn't play.

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