Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2013 11:48 PM (in response to cempiremtn)
What version of iPhoto?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 4:44 AM (in response to cempiremtn)
My understanding (from Google search) is that new Quicktime does not support older video files. I downloaded Quicktime 7, which will do the job; however, there is no clear way to set Quicktime 7 as default movie player in I-Photo. If I can access the file outside of I-Photo, I should be able to set it as default. Still trying to figure it out.
Been a Mac user for 20+ years and have to say I'm very dissappointed with Mountain Lion experience to date.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 4:45 AM (in response to swift-fax)
What version of iPhoto?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 4:46 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Are you suggesting new I-Photo will allow us to play older videos? If not, what was Apple thinking? Anyone who upgrades to Mountain Lion will be very dissappointed with the overall performance.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 4:48 AM (in response to swift-fax)
If you don't want to provide the basic information we need to help then just forget it.
BTW is has nothing to do with Mountain Lion.
Have a nice day.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 5:28 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I now understand it is related to Quicktime; but you can hopefully appreciate the fact that none of us had this issue prior to installing Mountain Lion.
I am in the process of converting all of my.AVI files to a format that the new Quicktime can process. Otherwise, it would have been nice if I-Photo would allow me to choose my default viewer as Quicktime 7.
Sorry to dump on you. I couldn't fathom the amount of effort that goes into designing these systems. However, I don't think it's unfair to suggest that Mountain Lion has caused numerous issues for people who chose to upgrade. I was wary about doing so for just this reason; howvever, I was also experiencing dwindling support for my older Mac platform.
All the best, and try not to take things too personally. Still better than the hornet nest I disturbed when discussing issues with my new Blackberry 10!
Long time Mac user. Probably longer than you.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 5:48 AM (in response to swift-fax)
Wow. Just converted video to MP4 and new Quicktime still won't play it! This is worse than I thought!
Now, how to uninstall Quicktime?...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 7:57 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
PS - How can you suggest it has nothing to do with Mountain Lion, knowing that Quicktime X is embedded within?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 8:28 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
7.1.5 is the I-photo version on this computer.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 8:34 AM (in response to cempiremtn)
To resolve this......
- quit iPhoto
- download Quicktime 7 - http://support.apple.com/kb/DL923.
- once the installation is complete, you need to launch Quicktime 7 to "activate" it. To launch it, go to "finder / applications / utilities" and double click the Quicktime icon to activate it
- quit Quicktime
- launched iPhoto and test the video play back - it should work now
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 8:45 AM (in response to KarenSelena)
That fixed it...YEA! Thanks to all !!!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 12:36 PM (in response to KarenSelena)
Lucky you. Doesn't work for me. Not sure how it could given you haven't changed defaults. Maybe it's because I'm running I-Photo 8.1.2 ??
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 12:43 PM (in response to swift-fax)
If you are having the same issue, then it will work for you too. The key is activating Quicktime 7. If you have not done this, then it will not work. You also may need to pull the iPhoto plist.
- close all open windows and quit iPhoto
- in the top menu, you should see "Finder" beside the apple. You also should see "go" in the top menu
and then hold down your option key on your keyboard. This will make a "library" appear under your home in the Go drop down. Select the library, then go to your preferences folder.
There, look for the following files, and drag them out to your desktop:
- select "go" in the top menu bar and select utilities
- launch Quicktime 7 by doubleclicking it
- you should see a small quicktime window appear
- quit Quicktime
- launch iPhoto and test the video playback