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1801 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2007 8:40 PM by pbw
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2007 11:52 AM (in response to cybertoast)Resolved the issue:
* Remove iMovie
* Reinstall from Tiger DVD
* Run Software Update
* Install iMovie 7.1 and Quicktime 7.3 updates
It now works. Still don't understand why this happened in the first place.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2007 10:45 AM (in response to cybertoast)just to be clear on these instructions... did you have to reinstall the Tiger OS first before you installed iMovie 08?
I'm having the same problem, but with Leopard and I tried just reinstalling iMovie 08 and then updating it and it still doesn't work.g5 quad, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2007 1:30 PM (in response to cybertoast)I have a brand new macmini running 10.4.11, and I'm seeing the same message the first time I try to launch iMovie ("Quartz Extreme Required" - then it forces me to quit). Since iMovie comes preloaded, I assume that this system is capable of running iMovie. Oh, and I'm running the mini headless - connecting to it using VNC.
Any ideas appreciated.
JohnMacMini, 2GHz core 2 duo, 1GB, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2007 2:12 PM (in response to John Harkins)Well, unfortunately, I found the answer to my issue. Apparently, the quartz extreme check is somehow tied to the monitor you're using (hello Apple engineers - why are you checking for a monitor to verify quartz extreme capability?) So, because I'm using VNC with my mini, there is no local monitor connected to the DVI port and this causes the iMovie check for quartz extreme capability to fail (this makes no sense to me). Here's an Apple doc on quartz extreme that may help others:
If anyone knows how to spoof the Apple display check, please let me know.
Luckily, although iMovie '06 trips on the same check, the software doesn't force you to quit the app but lets you go ahead after the warning.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2007 8:40 PM (in response to John Harkins)I just encountered this issue with a brand new Macbook, Leopard 10.5.1, iMovie 08 preinstalled. iMovie opened fine last week but not today. So based on the above posts, I opened up the Display System Preference, changed monitor resolution, and clicked Detect Displays. iMovie then launched fine.
I had the Macbook connected to an external monitor earlier today so I wonder if that was related to the glitch.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.1)