8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 12, 2014 9:26 AM by Iritscen
abualwaleed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello Dear,

 

I have problem with Quicktime after I update the system OS X Mavericks.Now it doesn't work.

I download Quicktime 7, so I can open the videos, but I cannot make it default.

My problem some videos in the web do not work. 

 

My labtop is Mac Pro 10.9

 

 

Thank you

 

Khalid Kariri

  • Deborah Terreson Level 3 Level 3 (985 points)

    Khalid, this is what I've done to get everything working in Mavericks.

     

    Start with QT 7.6.6. - http://support.apple.com/kb/DL923

     

    Get Perian, and install it. - http://perian.org

     

    then VLC, - http://videolan.org

     

    DivX - http://divx.com - and the

     

    Flip4Mac package from Telestream - http://www.telestream.net/flip4mac/

     

    This is what I've put into my system and so far I've gotten every file to run fine, even my oldest videos.

     

    This is codecs you should see.

     

    In System/Library/QuickTime

         ApleIntermediateCodec.component

         AppleMPEG2Codec.component* (*optional if you buy it)

         DivX Decoder.component

         Flip4Mac WMV Advanced.component

         Flip4Mac WMV Export.component

         Flip4Mac WMV Import.component

     

    In your Home/Library/QuickTime/

         AC3MovieImport.component

         Perian.component

     

    For AC3 sound that is in most .mkv files, you need the A52Codec.component, here:https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/34821905/A52Codec.component.zip - unzip the file and put the component into the System/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/Components

     

    Go back to your Perian settings and in the Audio Output button, set it to 'Multi Channel Sound' - Ignore the message Perian puts up and select it.

     

    By doing a 'Get Info' on your files and where it says 'Open With' and default them to the QuickTime 7 - Perian no longer will work with QuickTime Player so you must have QT 7.6.6 and set it so it is the default for all the filetypes you use.

     

    It should work perfectly. So far I've gotten ALL my old videos to play.

     

    .avi, .mov (with the AC3 sound), .wmv, .flv, .mp4 and .m4v.

     

    For web videos, make sure to go to Adobe and get FlashPlayer -  http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

     

    Regards,

     

    Deb.

  • PictorialTemplar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Deborah,

    I followed your steps and I am kind of lost so maybe you can help me. I have installed OS X Mavericks.

     

    In this step:

    "In System/Library/QuickTime

         ApleIntermediateCodec.component

         AppleMPEG2Codec.component* (*optional if you buy it)

         DivX Decoder.component

         Flip4Mac WMV Advanced.component

         Flip4Mac WMV Export.component

         Flip4Mac WMV Import.component"

     

    I could not find it. I went to macintoshHD, system, library, quicktime. All I see was AppleGVAHW, ApplePixletVideo. So instead I tried MacintsohHD, libray, quicktime and the following are listed:

        

         ApleIntermediateCodec.component

         AppleMPEG2Codec.component

         DivX Decoder.component

         DivX Encoder.component

         Flip4Mac WMV Advanced.component

         Flip4Mac WMV Export.component

         Flip4Mac WMV Import.component

     

    I also could not locate

    "In your Home/Library/QuickTime/

         AC3MovieImport.component

         Perian.component"

     

    Please help.

  • Deborah Terreson Level 3 Level 3 (985 points)

    Can you see your user Library folder like here? http://home.comcast.net/~foodandart/MacForums/HomeLibrary.jpg

     

    If not, go to inside your Home folder. Up in the Finder menu, go to View and down to View Options.

     

    Select 'Show Library Folder'.

     

    http://home.comcast.net/~foodandart/MacForums/ShowLibrary.jpg

     

    Home/Library should now be visible and you can find the QuickTime components and also install the audio plug-in component.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Deb.

  • Green Meanie Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    PERIAN is a DEAD project.

  • kcygan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Updated A52Codec.component that you have to download and put in: /Library/Audio/Plug-ins/Components after installing perian:

     

    https://subler.googlecode.com/files/A52Codec.component.zip

  • MRThundrcleese Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much. All the other links for a52 were dead. thank you.

  • zingema Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thank you kcygan, worked perfectly and instantly. can't believe it took me hours to find such a simple solution.

  • Iritscen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    For whatever reason, A52Codec.component did not enable the audio in .mkv files in QuickTime Player 7 when I placed it in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components and restarted QT Player 7.  It did, however, enable the audio when I copied it to ~/Library/QuickTime, which is where Perian.component was installed already.  Just a tip if anyone else is having trouble figuring out where to put it.