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Tip #535: How to Convert 32-bit Media
Media based on 32-bit codecs needs to be converted before it can be played.
Since the release of macOS Catalina (10.15) older media based on 32-bit codecs no longer plays. If you were able to convert all your media before updating, great. If not, read this.
There’s nothing you can do in Catalina that will allow you to play older media based on 32-bit codecs. Catalina doesn’t support 32-bit anything. However, you are not totally out of luck.
If you have older media, you have two options:
- Transfer it to an older system, or borrow or rent one, and convert your media.
- A 3rd-party utility – Kyno – can find and convert older media, even if Kyno is running on a Catalina system.
Link to Kyno: Kyno.software.