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how do I view an apch encoded video on a PC with Windows 10?

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christmas
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how do I view an apch encoded video on a PC with Windows 10?

I have download a video file but when I go to play it a message appears saying it is 'apch encrypted', apparently this is an Apple creation.

I downloaded iCloud for Windows from the Microsoft Store and created an Apple ID but when I ran iCloud and entered my ID and password and the verified code it came back I need to set up on a Apple or IOS device!!!

"Your Apple ID must be used to set iCloud on a Mac or iOS device before you can use iCloud for Windows."

That isn't stated on the articles I read and I'm not aware thats mentioned on Microsoft Store page. 

All I want to do is watch the video.

In simple terms does anyone know I get to play this type of file in Windows?

I have Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 Editor
Movie Player
Photos
Power Media Player for Dell

Any help appreciated. The file size is 11.6Gb.

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shutter
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Re: how do I view an apch encoded video on a PC with Windows 10?

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Try converting it to another file type....

https://www.any-video-converter.com/en8/for_video_free/

Suggest .mp4   via  "Customised MP4 movie"  (filmstrip icon )

 

custom mp4.png

 

Use GOM Player, or SMPlayer.

christmas
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Re: how do I view an apch encoded video on a PC with Windows 10?

Thank you for the information.

Have downloaded VCL Player for now, it plays the video but is a bit sticky.

Will look at converting the file to a format that is more transportable.

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christmas
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Re: how do I view an apch encoded video on a PC with Windows 10?

Have downloaded Any Video Converter have made the video a more common MP4, works fine.  Phew. Thank you.

Took over 3 hours to download the original 10gB video. 

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Re: how do I view an apch encoded video on a PC with Windows 10?

@christmas 

Out of interest, was this a commercially available video, (ie something that you paid for), or something personal that a friend sent to you?

I'm just wondering why a paid for video, (if it is), is distributed in such a format?

 

christmas
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Re: how do I view an apch encoded video on a PC with Windows 10?

I paid the British Film Institute to digitise some 35mm film footage they had of an ancestor filmed 100 years ago.

They put it on a temporary webpage to view and download, I downloaded it played it and there was just black...but audio of the silent movie played perfectly. 😁