4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 9, 2012 9:27 AM by Old Toad
designer_02 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I just upgraded from Leopard to Snow Leopard and did install the optional Quicktime 7.  However, I still cannot play my .mov in iPhoto.  What can I do?

iMAC, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,945 points)

    What version of iPhoto?

  • designer_02 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    iPhoto '08

  • designer_02 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just tried copying .mov files to desktop and opening there with Quicktime 7 and then they play.  But why do I have to do that?  I really don't want to have to go through that procedure every time I want to play a movie.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (130,235 points)

    With iPhoto 7 the movie should open outside of iPhoto and play when clicked on in iPhoto.   Give this a try: make a temporary, backup copy of your library if you don't already have one (Control-click on the library and select Duplicate from the contextual menu) and  apply the two fixes below in order as needed:


    Fix #1


    Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.




    Select the options identified in the screenshot


    Fix #2


    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library


      1. Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
      2. Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
      3. Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the File ➙ Rebuild Library menu option
      4. In the next  window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
      5. Click on the Create button.


    Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments but not books, calendars or slideshows. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.