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  09 September 2012
Naming Video Files for Mac Computers?

Hello All,

Next week we are going to deliver some Quicktime videos to a client.

We don't know whether the client will view them on Mac or PC.

Here's my question... Can Macs open files named as follows:

A_Video_Anaglyph3D.mov

or

A-Video-Anaglyph3D.mov

Also, can folder names be like this, and remain readable on Macs ?

1_Videos_Quicktime

or

2-Videos_WMV

or

3-VLC-Player-Install


We don't have any Macs in the office to try this out on ourselves (We are a PC-only shop).

Could someone who is a Mac user enlighten me as to how to name files for Mac?

Are there any special naming conventions or format restrictions for Mac that one needs to be aware of when naming files?

Thanks for any help,

DePaint
 
  09 September 2012
Why do you think that Macs require special naming conventions?
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  09 September 2012
Originally Posted by leigh: Why do you think that Macs require special naming conventions?


We don't have any Macs or Mac users in the office, so we can't try out ourselves what filenames Macs accept or don't.

I'm asking because I don't want our Client calling us after delivery and saying "Hey! I can't play these files on my Mac desktop or Macbook Pro. There is something wrong with them."

That would be embarassing & unprofessional.

So I'm wondering if there are any special filename conventions that one needs to be aware of when publishing files to Mac...
 
  09 September 2012
Hi everything you listed in your post will be recognized on OSX without issue Mate.


Cheers
 
  09 September 2012
Will work. Don't use : or / in filenames or any umlaut like , , .
 
  09 September 2012
Thanks for the info, guys.

I appreciate the help.
 
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