A metafile in the QuickTime architecture, used to invoke the QuickTime player and/or to refer the browser to an adaptive bit rate (MBR) file.
a file that contains a pointer to where the actual file resides, the In and Out points, etc
a movie file that contains one or more pointers to movie files or streams
a movie that selects another movie to play in its place
a very small file that contains pointers, or references, to all of the captured clips used in your sequence
a very small file that points QuickTime to an Internet location where a copy of the movie resides
A very small movie clip that redirects the client video player to the actual movie to be viewed. It can even be used in QuickTime to choose which version of a movie a user will see based on bandwidth and CPU.
A .mov file created using a utility program like MakeRefMovie, available at no cost from Apple for Macintosh and Windows. The file contains the location of a streaming media file and can also contain the locations of multiple streaming files. A reference file linked from a web page, for example, can direct a client player to the on demand presentation encoded for its particular connection speed.