Nov 102014

Over the last few years I encountered the following QuickTime 7 error message several times while trying to play a file:

The movie could not be opened. The resource map is incorrect

The cause of this message is a broken Resource Fork which is stored within the file’s extended attributes. This error often occurs if the file is or was stored on a network drive or an external disc. It also affect all applications that build upon QuickTime 7’s API. To verify if a file is unplayable because of it’s Resource Fork just try to play it with VLC. It should work fine. If so, it can be fixed.

To make it easy to repair such files I wrote QT7 EA FIX. Just launch the script and drop the broken file. The rest will be handled automatically and you should be able to play the file afterwards.

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 14.19.48 Click here to download QT7 EA FIX.command.

  4 Responses to “Fixing QT7’s “The resource map is incorrect” error”

  1. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Works great! Thanks for the fix!

  3. Well, it worked on one file, but not on the other. But a 50% success is better than no success !

    Thanks for sharing the script this is very helpful !

  4. you just saved me from hours and hours of more headaches. thank you for figuring this out and sharing the fix!!!

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