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QuickTime 10 freezes, QT 7 works fine

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Stephen Schulte1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Nov 28, 2012 6:08 AM

An .avi movie would not play in QT 10.2 but plays fine in QT 7.6.6---

 

I restarted and the same problem-- a movie opens fine the first time with QT 10.2, then I try another and it freezes - have to force quit and it will not play that movie.

 

Never seen this before.  Is the movie corrupt?  If so, why does it play fine in QT 7.6.6?

 

Any suggestions?  Can one re-download QT 10.2 ???

 

Thanks,

 

Steve

Wednesday 28 November 2012

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, Also a Mac SE running 6.0.4 - not upgrading that!
  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,520 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 8:14 AM (in response to Stephen Schulte1)

    An .avi movie would not play in QT 10.2 but plays fine in QT 7.6.6---

     

    I restarted and the same problem-- a movie opens fine the first time with QT 10.2, then I try another and it freezes - have to force quit and it will not play that movie.

    This may or may not be normal. Some AVI files (especially those using certain "legacy" codecs) won't play at all. Others QT X may ask if I want played in QT 7. And still others may may play in this "on again-off again fashion. I normally default all AVI content to QT 7 playback to avoid non-plays, mis-plays, and/or switching apps.

     

     

    Is the movie corrupt?

    Probably not. More likely it is a "new-technology" (i.e., QT X recognition/programming) or "security" issue causing problems—i.e., a characteristic that QT 7 does not bother to check for and so ignores since the file is otherwise playable.

     

     

    Any suggestions?

    As indicated above, why not just play all your AVI files in the QT 7 player or VLC?

     

     

    Can one re-download QT 10.2 ???

    Not as a separate download. You can however, re-download the installer package file and extract a copy of the QT X Player from it. However, I suspect there not be anything wrong with your QT X player app is this is your only so-called "problem."

     

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