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).
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.
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?
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.