a film gives this error?

Looking at a tutorial where a *.mov is used and trying to follow the text
I got this message:
not an anim: C:\Users\Peter\25blender\FilmInBlender\carOut.mov

What should be done, such that blender 2.5 may use it ?

check the codec the video uses, might be blender cannot import this
and then it has to be converted to a video-format blender can read.
For windows to check it is not a limit to the extension .mov you may
rename the file to a .avi.

Problem solved, I just compiled blender with ffmpeg ==> showing the movie

I have the same problem. Get the error message “not an anim” with a MOV file from a tutorial. How do I go about compiling blender with FFMPEG? Thanks.