6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2013 2:59 AM by jkaiproductions
Discusser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

This update won't install:

"ProApps QuickTime codec can't be installed on this disk. An error occurred while evaluating JavaScript for the package."


OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • 1. Re: ProApps QuickTime Codecs v1.0.2
    RatVega™ Level 4 Level 4 (1,910 points)

    Is there a question in there somewhere?

  • 2. Re: ProApps QuickTime Codecs v1.0.2
    Discusser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh yes, that was foolish and shortsighted of me not to make the reason for my inquiry more specific. Thanks you so much for helping me to understand that better.

     

    How would one install this update if the the installer throws this error message?

  • 3. Re: ProApps QuickTime Codecs v1.0.2
    HDSLRDude Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had some problems with the installer as well:

     

    first, i installed it via Software Update. After looking into /Library/QuickTime/ i found out, all the plugins still displayed the old version number - they just didn't update. So, i put those plugins manually to the trash. But be careful and only thrash those plugins, that get reinstalled by Apples installer (see http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1396 for more details).

     

    I then downloaded the standalone installer from http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1396 and ran it. After that i made sure, all plugins in /Library/QuickTime/ were back there in their latest version. And voilá... all there.

     

    Additionally, run Disk Utility afterwards and repair permissions. On my Mac, it corrected several wrong permissions related to the installed files.

     

    Good luck!

  • 4. Re: ProApps QuickTime Codecs v1.0.2
    Discusser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Trashing the plug-ins didn't fix the problem I was having. I still get the same error message from the ProApps installer, "An error occurred while evaluating JavaScript for the package."   

  • 5. Re: ProApps QuickTime Codecs v1.0.2
    Jgro Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)

    This happens if you try to use the installer to install the codecs but do not have Final Cut installed.  You have to unpackage the package and install the codecs manually, as described at http://www.jonathangrubbs.com/journal/pro-quicktime-codecs-no-fcp/

  • 6. Re: ProApps QuickTime Codecs v1.0.2
    jkaiproductions Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    HERE is the solution sent to me by another Apple Community supporter:

     

    I also had a similar problem to most people here. Cannot playback XDCAM files after upgrading from 10.5.8 to Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I called Apple who suggested a fresh install of Snow Leopard without upgrading the 'ProApps QuickTime Codecs 1.0.3' and copy the contents of the Library/QuickTime form the fresh install into my QT library. However, I decided to seek the file(s) that is the cause which is the AppleHDV.Component file. I copied the faulty one to my desktop (so I had a backup) and downloaed:

     

    PerianXDCam.component.zip -> PerianXDCam.component

    PerianHDV.component.zip -> PerianHDV.component

     

    from this website: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mcfa0086/discretecosine/164630.html

     

    Once unzipped, copy into the Library/QuickTime folder and this should solve your problem, until Apple and Sony resolve this issue.