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Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2007 10:56 AM (in response to QuickTimeKirk)I've tried getting to the archive and install option, but whenever I click Options from my original installer discs, it pops up a big warning that says my Macintosh HD will have to be completely erased (it won't even let me see any of the options unless I click OK on that). Is that normal? Does archive/install require totally erasing the "source" HD? That doesn't seem right. Any input would be MUCH appreciated!!
Also, anybody with Apple Care who can actually get someone in Apple support on the phone, PLEASE voice our problems to them about this update. We ALL need a fix immediately!!MacBook 1.83 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 1 GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2007 2:30 PM (in response to Patrick Hindman)Patrick,
I should've mentioned that I "downgraded" to 7.2 on the Windows Vista partition on my iMac. The flash playback issue isn't a problem for me on Leopard because I don't use that functionality of QT in OS X. I do have Apple Care on my iMac (and also a license for QT Pro), if everyone in here wants me to call Apple and ask them what's up I will do it. Sorry to get your hopes up...
Message was edited by: mbushnell17" Intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2007 2:53 PM (in response to QuickTimeKirk)FYI for everyone. I talked to Apple Care (specifically someone in iApp support), and they said they removed flash playback due to a security vulnerability in QT 7.3. The guy gave me this website and said to install this update and everything should be restored to functionality.
I don't know if it will work or not, but you can give it a shot. He also said there is no way to roll back to 7.3 unless you are willing to reinstall your entire OS. Just thought I'd let you know the scoop...17" Intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2007 12:10 AM (in response to mbushnell)I have the latest Flash version installed and the Apple rep you spoke to didn't properly understand the issue.
It's not the playback of Flash media that is broken. It is the playback of Flash media inside QuickTime file formats that no longer work.
Apple has removed support not Adobe. The issue is security related.Mac mini (G4 1.4), iMac G3 400, and Sony laptop using XP, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 10.3.9 OS 9.2
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2007 5:49 AM (in response to mbushnell)Thanks mbushnell. We appreciate you voicing our "concern" (that's a weak word for it) to Apple. If anyone knows of any other way to "get a message" to Apple regarding our displeasure, please let us know.
I tried that Adobe link with no luck. I don't understand how downloading an Adobe update would correct a QuickTime problem? Kinda weird that Apple suggested that.
In my opinion, this radical change by Apple has harmed WAY more of us users than any "malicious Flash content" ever will! Let US choose the risk Apple! Please! There are SO MANY people on this forum that have been adversely affected by this choice! Just think of the number who don't even know this forum exists or don't know that the update created the problem in the first place.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 1 GB RAM, QT 7.3.1 unfortunately!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2007 8:59 AM (in response to QuickTimeKirk)I know this small potatoes, but by ending Flash support, the animated alarm clock in iCal is now a black box. So is this movie not deemed safe anymore? Kind of ironic that Apple would interfere with their own software. Duh!
If there are any ideas about how to get around this, I'd appreciate the help.PowerBook G4, Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.3.x)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2007 9:12 AM (in response to Laura Cent)I thought that Alarm Clock (the red animated ringing one?) was a .gif which shouldn't be affected.MacBook Pro 2.16, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 2 Gig RAM - 1 GHz TiBook 1 Gig RAM
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2007 9:22 AM (in response to Kyn Drake)Yes, the red animated ringing one. No, it is a QuickTime movie (.mov). This black box issue has occurred before when updating QuickTime, but then you could check the "enable Flash" box and that would take care of it.PowerBook G4, Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.3.x)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2007 9:22 AM (in response to Kyn Drake)Confirmed (Contents/Resources/alarmclock.gif).
I don't use iCal. Maybe they use Flash when viewed from a browser?Mac mini (G4 1.4), iMac G3 400, and Sony laptop using XP, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 10.3.9 OS 9.2
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2007 9:33 AM (in response to Laura Cent)Kirk, check your 10.3 system and see if it's indeed a .mov in that version of iCal. The change could have been made sometime in between.MacBook Pro 2.16, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 2 Gig RAM - 1 GHz TiBook 1 Gig RAM
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2007 9:48 AM (in response to Kyn Drake)Yep.
A flash track inside a .mov file.Mac mini (G4 1.4), iMac G3 400, and Sony laptop using XP, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 10.3.9 OS 9.2
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2007 3:55 PM (in response to QuickTimeKirk)i had to downgrade QT once when it interferred with an application from kodak...i remember using pacifist and an older version of QT, it's very easy to do as you simply bypass the QT installer and just overwrite the latest version of QT on your hard drive...G5 dual/2.0, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 600 gigs of space
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2007 4:06 PM (in response to pixelzombie)I have other OS's with older versions of QuickTime so it is not a problem for me to view, edit or update my Web pages.
But most users do not and when they visit my Web pages will be presented with a "black" area where my older QuickTime files used to play.
No error message. No explanation and I look like the QuickTime fool instead of a Pro user.
Still a "Bad Apple" fix, IMHO, and I can only hope they are working on a solution for us all.Mac mini (G4 1.4), iMac G3 400, and Sony laptop using XP, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 10.3.9 OS 9.2
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2007 2:58 AM (in response to QuickTimeKirk)Has anyone heard anything from Apple?. I sent an Email to the QT support team about so called Safe files but they refused to elaborate and fogged me off to go to Apple consumer support. For the first time since 1984 and my first Mac 128K, I lost complete faith in Apple.MacPro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2007 12:17 PM (in response to QuickTimeKirk)understand the reasons for disabling the flash support in the update, but it was very inconsiderate of Apple not to warn users of this, so that those for who flash support was more important than security would have had sufficient info to decline the update.iMac Core duo 17, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2 gig DDR