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Any way to reinstall Quicktime without dvd?

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I have read the forums about how to reinstall from the initial snow leopard dvd, but my dvd is back home at the moment. Is there any other way to reinstall? I am in dire need of the free screen capture functions for a school project.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 4GB
  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,520 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 5:22 AM (in response to tblunden)

    I have read the forums about how to reinstall from the initial snow leopard dvd, but my dvd is back home at the moment. Is there any other way to reinstall? I am in dire need of the free screen capture functions for a school project.

    Depends on what you mean by the term "QuickTime." Basically, QuickTime is a structure embedded in OS X and is best re=installed by by re-installing the entire operating system. On the other hand, the QT X and QT 7 players are both basically just software GUIs that interact with the embedded structure and can be re-installed by simply downloading system updated packages that contain the player app which is compatible with your embedded structure, extracting the player app from the package, and replacing the malfunctioning or missing app on your system. Most people use Pacifist to do this with the QT X Player app while the Snow Leopard/Lion version of the QT 7 Player v7.6.6 can be directly downloaded HERE.

     

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  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,520 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 3:34 PM (in response to tblunden)

    I'm looking for the QT X player - where would I find those system updated packages?

    I don't make it a habit of tracking all system update packages for all Mac OS X versions... But, if I remember correctly, the Snow Leopard v10.6.2 Combo Update Package download (filename: MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.2.dmg) contains a copy of the QuickTime Player.app v10.0 which is the only Snow Leopard version released to date. There well may be other packages available but since I keep a copy available on a RAID assembly, I never bothered to look further for additional later versions.

     

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  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,520 points)
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    May 1, 2012 7:10 PM (in response to tblunden)

    It seems to be a package when I look through finder? So then I managed to get a hold of the startup discs so I installed it again using pacifist, and it still is some sort of package? Am I missing a step or is it corrupted? Not sure what's happening.

    If you check the apps in your Applications folder you will find most are "packages." As to the image you posted, it appears that you are already inside the Player app at this point. In addition, these package files may require special handling since some system processes tend to strip the "package" container and turn it into a folder. Try downloading this image and compare its contents to what you got.

     

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  • krahd Calculating status...
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    Oct 20, 2012 4:47 PM (in response to Jon Walker)

    could you please repost that image? The link does not work anymore.

     

    Thanks a lot!

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