I have an old file from 1997. It's a school project, one that I put a great deal of effort into -- but it's in a file format that I can't view. It's a video file (no audio) with the .mv file extension. My research indicates that this is an IRIX "makemovie" file, and it can only be converted to a different format by closed-source software that's part of the IRIX operating system. Sadly, IRIX will only run on SGI proprietary hardware; there are no emulators available AFAIK, so even the OS install disks are of no use to me. I've considered buying a functioning IRIX computer on Ebay, but before taking that expensive and inconvenient step, I thought I'd ask around.
Is there anyone out there who has access to a functioning IRIX computer, and who would be willing to assist me in converting this file? It's 134 MB, and I'd be happy to host it somewhere for a helpful person to download. I can even supply the shell command to convert the file, assuming I can figure it out from man pages on the internet.