6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2010 9:10 AM by Jon Walker
happyfish777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Prior to installing snow, double click on mpeg video taken with digital camera in iphoto and the video played with quicktime. Now nothing happens when I double click. Quicktime X is installed. Would consider getting rid of X and installing Quicktime 7 instead. Any simple solution??

Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • 1. Re: Cant open videos in iphoto
    happyfish777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I forgot to mention, If I drag the video onto desktop and double click, it opens and can be played normally with Quicktime. But an annoying way to do something. Someone must know about this phenomenon !!
  • 2. Re: Cant open videos in iphoto
    Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,630 points)
    Any simple solution??

    QT X is a whole new area for experimentation. Can't make any tests at the moment as my Snow Leopard platform is/will be busy most of the dat performing conversions and I don't have any MPEG-1 content in iPhoto anyway. However, where would be what I would try...

    Would consider getting rid of X and installing Quicktime 7 instead.

    Snow Leopard structure embed is dual 32-/64-bit transition version. Both QT X and QT 7 (v7.6.3) can simultaneously reside on your platform. Simply install the QT 7 software in the "extras" installer package on you Snow Leopard installation disc. This will install the QT 7 Player in your "Applications > Utilities" folder.

    Prior to installing snow, double click on mpeg video taken with digital camera in iphoto and the video played with quicktime. Now nothing happens when I double click.

    Once installed on your system, here is what I would do. Try opening the QT 7 Player and leave it active in the background. Now try double-clicking the MPEG-1 file in iPhoto and see if it automatically opens and plays as it used to do. The reasoning here is that some users have indicated that various movie playback operations will default to the open QT 7 Player rather than opening the closed QT X Player. Frankly, I'm not at all sure what will happen here, but it would be something I would try/test on my Snow Leopard platform if I could access it without worrying about a possible interruption in conversions already in progress. Whether or not it works, please post back with your results so others will have an idea as to what "workarounds" may work for them.




  • 3. Re: Cant open videos in iphoto
    Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,630 points)
    If I drag the video onto desktop and double click, it opens and can be played normally with Quicktime

    Interesting. Does it open automatically from iPhoto if you leave/already have the QT X Player open on the desktop?




  • 4. Re: Cant open videos in iphoto
    happyfish777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you for taking the time to reply. I tried, left quicktime active on the desktop, after playing a mpeg video that I dragged to the desktop. ( note all operations the Quicktime x worked trim etc)
    Then I went into iphoto and double clicked on a a mpeg( even tried the same one that played from desktop, and others ( only 20 second shot) and no response.
    So, Im going to try your advice of installing quicktime 7. tomorrow, will reply tomorrow.Thanks again.
  • 5. Re: Cant open videos in iphoto
    happyfish777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Jon Walker, Problem solved, time taken 2 minutes.As you suggested, I Installed QT 7, opened it, sitting on the dock, double clicked in iphoto and video plays as it used to. Im still smiling,

    Thank you for your time. I see you are busy, listening to some music and shovelling snow. ( saw your comments on another troubled person thread).
    Best regards,
  • 6. Re: Cant open videos in iphoto
    Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,630 points)
    Thank you for your time. I see you are busy, listening to some music and shovelling snow. ( saw your comments on another troubled person thread).

    Glad to be of assistance. Shovel is temporarily put away. (At least until tomorrow when we expect another, smaller one to pass through our area.) As for the music, I think I'm in love. Hope you took a moment to listen to some of their songs. For me it is very reminiscent of my youth -- sort of a merging of the easy listening sounds of the sixties with a touch of "millennium 2K" digital electronics added to create a classically modern alternative pops sound. Oh, well... Maybe it's just my age showing.

    Best wishes to those "down under"