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Patrick Forbes Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

I don't agree with this. Any Vid's that ran on my PPC PB now won't run on this Intel iMac. That's a problem.


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,315 points)

    No problem.

     

    You may have to control or right click on the app, or set System Preferences > Security > General > Downloads to Anywhere to accept non-Apple signed software.

     

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html

  • Patrick Forbes Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Yes, Problem. It works great on my PPC PB but up on my new Intel iMac, uick Time refuses to run files. And no third party software was nor is needed to fix this. uick Time has an Intel problem. Do I need to ask Mr. Gates?

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (5,710 points)

    Patrick Forbes wrote:

     

    Yes, Problem. It works great on my PPC PB but up on my new Intel iMac, uick Time refuses to run files. And no third party software was nor is needed to fix this. uick Time has an Intel problem. Do I need to ask Mr. Gates?

    Download VLC Player (free) as suggested.

     

     

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html

     

    There are a few files Quicktime cannot open. I doubt Mr. Gates would have any answers for you. But you are welcome to try.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • Patrick Forbes Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Did you miss the part where I said it works great on my PPC PB but not on my new Intel iMac? I'm not impressed with the performance of third party SW the crashes often.

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (5,710 points)

    Patrick Forbes wrote:

     

    Did you miss the part where I said it works great on my PPC PB but not on my new Intel iMac? I'm not impressed with the performance of third party SW the crashes often.

    I read that bit. Strangely, I have five Intel Macs running Mountain Lion and have absolutely no problem playing any Video format at all (except the aincent Real Player). But if your wish is simply to complain about Quicktime, then please use the correct forums.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/community/mac_os/quicktime?view=discussions

     

    Someone there may wish to reply to you, but try to be polite if you wish for help there.

     

    Good Luck

     

    Pete

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (26,385 points)

    I'm not impressed with the performance of third party SW the crashes often.

    FWIW, Mr. Gates does not own Quicktime or work for Apple. Here is some information on Quicktime - note the disclaimer at the bottom that some add-ons require codecs to be purchased.

     

    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/extending/components.html

  • Patrick Forbes Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    The issue is that the Quicktime on the Intel iMac, in its most up to date version (I checked), won't run videos, despite what Quicktime and Apple say, while the Quicktime on this PPC PowerBook does flawlessly.

    So, I repeat: What's wrong with that new Quicktime that it won't work?

  • QuickTimeKirk Level 9 Level 9 (50,340 points)

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL923

    Try opening the files using QuickTime Player 7.

  • Peter Bannon Level 6 Level 6 (10,095 points)

    Patrick Forbes wrote:

    So, I repeat: What's wrong with that new Quicktime that it won't work?

    user error

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (26,385 points)

    So, I repeat: What's wrong with that new Quicktime that it won't work?

     

     

    FYI, we are volunteers donating our time to help others. The best way to address this is to make an appointment at your nearest Genius Bar and deal with Apple directly.

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,315 points)

    Patrick Forbes wrote:

     

    What's wrong with that new Quicktime that it won't work?

     

    Apple either dropped support for your older media formats in Quicktime or your PPC machine has codecs installed or a automatic installer (like Perian) that made it appear Quicktime can play just about anything.

     

     

    https://support.apple.com/kb/ht3775

     

     

    Also a PPC machine only has 10.5, the newer Quicktime on'y supports Intel Mac's with 10.6 or later.

     

    So it's possible that something changed in Quicktime and the codecs it's natively supports.

     

     

    Perian is no longer being attended too, Quicktime might not be supporting older codecs, your only solution is to install VLC Player for the Mac, hope it works and live with it as there is nothing else anymore.

     

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html

     

     

    No pebkac's please.

  • Patrick Forbes Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Yup! That's pretty well what I've deduced from what I've seen, found and heard. Not being a Guru but just a user of tools, it seems QT 10 is missing codecs that the PPC flavour has. Likely due to licensing issues, patent lawsuits, residuals, etc. You name it, it'll likely fit. Somebody got into a snit, somehow.

    Bottom line: QT 10 isn't what it was . Too bad, so sad.....

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (5,710 points)

    Patrick Forbes wrote:

     

     

    Bottom line: QT 10 isn't what it was . Too bad, so sad.....

    So, I am trying to work out if you wish to attend to your problem, or just moan about your inability to use Quicktime as millions of others do, or use VLC as millions do. You can install Perian and Flip4Mac and hope they improve your viewing experience. Or you can buy a licence for Qiccktime Pro 7 and use it, or continue to praise the aincent PPC concept and not be able to play your video media. The suggestions made here are solid and well documented. Take it or leave it.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • Patrick Forbes Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I guess you didn't get the underlying message. No, I don't 'moan'. I'm expressing my sadness that products such as Apple's QT are degraded, as more than a few others have been, so as to not live up to their predecessors.

    I don't enjoy having to need the use of third party apps to fulfil the performance of original Apple apps I grew to like and enjoy.

    I was attemting to highlight the degraded performance of an Apple app such that its missing features might possibly be restored, as unlikely as that may be.

    If you feel I'm moaning, I feel for you. Tough. Needing these third party apps to fix original app deficiencies reminds me too much of the daily PC patches I keep needing with that crappy PC I'm stuck with at work.

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