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iTim2009 Level 1 Level 1
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The MPEG-2 Component will not install on Mac OS X 10.7, citing that it requires an *earlier* version of Mac OS X? Is there anyway to bypass this version checker?

 

For record: Quicktime 7 is installed (and updated).

Solved by TAA_Finland on Jul 23, 2011 11:50 AM Solved
Here's how I got this to work (at least as far as MPEG Streamclip is concerned...) Even if the installer wont work in Lion, the component inside works fine, the only problem is to how to get it out of the installer: 1. In Finder, right-click on the installer package QuickTimeMPEG2.pkg and select "Show package contents" 2. Inside the package there is a directory called Contents and inside that a file called Archive.pax.gz 3. Copy Archive.pax.gz to a temporary directory on your Desktop, for example.  4. Extract the contents of the archive by double clicking it 5. After extraction, you should have a directory called System next to the archive. 6. Now just dig into the directory to find the component file QuickTimeMPEG2.component 7. Copy the component file to the correct place (/Library/Quicktime/) and Bob's your uncle.
Reply by babowa on Jul 20, 2011 11:52 PM Helpful
Did you have it installed in your Snow Leopard (which you used to install Lion)? Can you copy the old one (not the installer, but the actual plugin) from the library folder to the same location? Other than that, I'm out of ideas except to give Apple a call or schedule an appointment at your nearest Genius Bar.
Reply by Michael Lake on Jul 22, 2011 9:41 AM Helpful
I've also had trouble installing the MPEG-2 component, but while checking my two Lion installs (one new, one upgrade from 10.6), I see that it already appears to be installed at /Library/QuickTime/AppleMPEG2Codec.component. I don't have an MPEG-2 file to play right at the moment, but I think this means that Apple has pre-installed the component with all Lion installations. Can anyone else confirm this?

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  • babowa Level 7 Level 7
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    I've installed it without any problems. I went to the Apple store (not the app store) where I had purchased it, went to purchases and downloaded it again. It then installed without problems. You might want to try that approach.

  • iTim2009 Level 1 Level 1
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    Did not work. I've done this multiple times, and it always says:

     

    QuickTimeMPEG2 can't be installed on this disk. This software is intended for an earlier version of Mac OS X.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7
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    Did you have it installed in your Snow Leopard (which you used to install Lion)? Can you copy the old one (not the installer, but the actual plugin) from the library folder to the same location? Other than that, I'm out of ideas except to give Apple a call or schedule an appointment at your nearest Genius Bar.

  • LeeCIOAtl Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue here - just purchased from the store and it won't install - with the "earlier version" message.

  • Michael Lake Level 2 Level 2

    I've also had trouble installing the MPEG-2 component, but while checking my two Lion installs (one new, one upgrade from 10.6), I see that it already appears to be installed at /Library/QuickTime/AppleMPEG2Codec.component. I don't have an MPEG-2 file to play right at the moment, but I think this means that Apple has pre-installed the component with all Lion installations.

     

    Can anyone else confirm this?

  • LeeCIOAtl Level 1 Level 1

    Just spent time on phone with Apple Tech Support - they sent me the data capture tool, and they are passing this on to the engineers - as they said, it should work.

  • Michael Lake Level 2 Level 2

    Update to previous: I downloaded some sample MPEG-2 files, and they seem to run just fine on a stock Lion installation! One of the files had AC3 audio and therefore couldn't be opened in QuickTime X, but MPEG Streamclip opened the file just fine for me. Anyone else have luck with it?

  • TAA_Finland Level 1 Level 1

    Here's how I got this to work (at least as far as MPEG Streamclip is concerned...)

     

    Even if the installer wont work in Lion, the component inside works fine, the only problem is to how to get it out of the installer:

     

    1. In Finder, right-click on the installer package QuickTimeMPEG2.pkg and select "Show package contents"

     

    2. Inside the package there is a directory called Contents and inside that a file called Archive.pax.gz

     

    3. Copy Archive.pax.gz to a temporary directory on your Desktop, for example.

     

    4. Extract the contents of the archive by double clicking it

     

    5. After extraction, you should have a directory called System next to the archive.

     

    6. Now just dig into the directory to find the component file QuickTimeMPEG2.component

     

    7. Copy the component file to the correct place (/Library/Quicktime/) and Bob's your uncle.

  • iTim2009 Level 1 Level 1
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    Worked like a charm, actually did this last night but never got around to posting my finding on here.

     

    Lion's new. I expected issues.

  • Michael Lake Level 2 Level 2

    Great, thank you!

  • Tapeworm Level 1 Level 1

    This works with QuickTime 7 but not with QuickTime X. What's wrong?

  • iTim2009 Level 1 Level 1
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    Well that's weird. I see no reason why a component would work in QT7 and not QTX. Try another MPEG2 video, I have come across issues with any particular file that works in one player and not the other.

  • Frank Miller2 Level 2 Level 2

    >> This works with QuickTime 7 but not with QuickTime X. What's wrong? <<

     

    Nothing is wrong, and its not weird. The MPEG-2 component has never worked with QuickTime X, only with the numbered releases.  Maybe someday QTX will have the same functionality as QT7 et al., but not now.

     

    Frank

  • Tapeworm Level 1 Level 1

    What do you mean with 'only with the numbered releases'? I thought on Snow Leopard it works! Perhaps with an update it will work?!?

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