7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 15, 2013 3:46 PM by Studio X
cdspam33 Level 1 (0 points)

In previous versions of OS X, if I went to ~/Library/Quicktime, I could see all the codecs used by QuickTime.  For some reason, under Mountain Lion, this folder doesn't exist.  Any clue as to where these files might be hiding?


MacBook Pro with Retina display
  • Jason Britski Level 2 (180 points)

    Mac HD - Applications- Final Cut Pro Additional Easy Setups

  • cdspam33 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's actually where FCP stores default project setups.  I'm looking for the folder where all the codecs are stored (specifically the file "FCP Uncompressed 422.component").

     

    I want to copy this file over to a system that does not have FCP installed, so that it can play ProRes QT's.

  • Studio X Level 7 (27,030 points)

    Apple has a downloadable file of the ProRes Quicktime codecs for installation in non-FCP computers (both OSX and Windows).

     

    Use that.

     

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  • cdspam33 Level 1 (0 points)

    Brilliant!  Did not realize they had a separate installation for those codecs.  Thanks!

  • Nick Holmes Level 7 (29,990 points)

    >In previous versions of OS X, if I went to ~/Library/Quicktime, I could see all the codecs used by QuickTime.

     

    QuickTime codecs have never been stored in the username/Library location. As they are not user specific (or at least, they should not be). They are in the main Macintosh HD/Library and Macintosh HD/System/Library.

     

    >  For some reason, under Mountain Lion, this folder doesn't exist. 

     

    Lion hides the User Library directory by default.

     

    Temporary access: Make Finder the active app. Hold the option key and click on Go in the menu bar. Select the Library directory.

     

    Permanent access: Launch Terminal and enter the following:

     

    chflags nohidden ~/Library/

     

    Press Return.

  • genericuser Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

      Same issue but that installer won't work for me because I don't have FCP, Motion or Compressor installed.  Installer blocks you from installing if you don't have one of these apps.   I have a machine that just needs to be able to read the ProRes CODEC, but has none of the Pro Apps installed.  

     

    Anyone able to figure out how to install this package from Apple without one of the ProApps installed first?

     

    Or anyone up for opening up the installer so I can access these CODECs?   I can terminal the rest of the way just can't get the dern thing to open....

     

    Thanks!

     

    K

  • Studio X Level 7 (27,030 points)

    Should be able to install just the ProRes for Quicktime codecs without FCS installed. That's the whole point of the drill.

     

    Please post the link to the ProRes download page you are working from.

     

    Cheers,

     

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