10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2013 6:13 PM by Brian Christmas
Brian Christmas Level 1 (100 points)

G'day

 

I've got a project in Xcode where I want to loop a small movie (.mov format). If the project is opened and saved on an older Mac, then run on mine, the movies load and run ok.

 

However, if built a project on my new iMac, the .mov movies refuse to be loaded in the Quicktime Player Window in the build phase.

 

My iMac is a 27" i7, 3.4 GHz, with 32 GB ram, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2048 MB graphics card, and 3TB fusion drive.

 

I believe the iMac might be the problem, but I can't re-load Xcode from the App Store, as it keeps saying it's installed, even after trashing it.

 

If any using XCode with a similar mac can try the procedure, I'd appreciate it. The attached image is where the refusal occurs.

 

BTW, anyone know how to re-download XCode?

 

Screen Shot 2013-03-24 at 4.08.25 PM.png


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), 2013 i7 iMac, Epson 730, FX C1110
  • softwater Level 5 (5,370 points)

    You could try running the .mov file through handbrake and process it as mp4 with an MPEG-4 codec. QT should be able to play that without problem.

  • Brian Christmas Level 1 (100 points)

    Thanks, but I've been there, done that, with trying over 12 different.mov formats. The problem is the 'Choose' dialog can see the .mov files, they just won't load into the panel.

     

    Remember, I'm using .mov files that open on an older Mac, just not on mine. And, after being saved on the other Mac, the altered project works on my iMac. But the unaltered project still refuses to load the exact same .mov movie moved across from the re-saved project.

  • xnav Level 5 (6,635 points)

    "BTW, anyone know how to re-download XCode?"

     

    Did you empty the Trash after trashing Xcode?

  • Brian Christmas Level 1 (100 points)

    Yes, and the App Store still shows 'installed'.

  • Brian Christmas Level 1 (100 points)

    Ah ha, found the re-download problem. I had a Carbon Copy Cloner backup mounted, and the App Store must have 'seen' XCode on it. Unmounted the drive, restarted the App Store.app, and it's downloading the Xcode installer now.

     

    Now, if only I could solve the main problem as easily!

  • xnav Level 5 (6,635 points)

    I got a .mov to work on my 10.8.3 iMac, but I had to turn off "Use Auto Layout" on the XIB.  See this.

  • xnav Level 5 (6,635 points)

    BTW, I had no problem with the Choose dialog, using the .mov from here.  My Xcode is 4.6.1 and I'm on a late 2012 21.5 inch iMac.

  • Brian Christmas Level 1 (100 points)

    Well, I downloaded the Sorenson.mov from your suggested site xnav, and it didn't work either.

     

    In addition, I've completely re-installed XCode, to no avail.

     

    It looks like it's boiling down to the 'Choose' dialog, with the NVidia card.

     

    Weirdly, I can choose the altered graphic from the expanded .zip file that was saved from an older Mac, from my main App, and it's selected. If I then delete the expanded .zip project,  I'm told that the resource has been removed in my main project, and do I want to keep the resource in the Quicktime panel. If I answer yes, the .mov stays in the panel.

     

    ATM it's a difficult and kludgy workaround, and I'd like a definitive answer.

     

    I've lodged a bug, and hopefully someone with the same outfit as mine can verify this anomoly.

     

    Regards

     

    Santa

  • Brian Christmas Level 1 (100 points)

    I spoke too soon. Turned out the project was using the .mov from the trash, and once I re-booted this morning, and emptied the trash, the embedded .mov stopped working. Back to square one unfortunately.

     

    I would still appreciate someone with the same iMac specs as mine trying the procedure though.

     

    Regards

     

    Santa

  • Brian Christmas Level 1 (100 points)

    Another development.

     

    We've built an AVFoundation project, and it also won't run on my iMac.

     

    If it's opened and saved on another Mac though, it will open and successfully run on mine.

     

    Looks increasingly like a Finder/Graphics card problem.

     

    Regards

     

    Santa