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MacBytes
Jan 16, 2006, 02:28 AM
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Category: Apple Software
Link: QuickTime patch on the rocks (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060116032833)
Description:: Apple has offered a removal tool for its latest media player patch after users reported problems. A security update to Apple's QuickTime media player software is being blamed for causing problems for some Mac OS X and Windows users.

Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
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winmacguy
Jan 16, 2006, 02:31 AM
Sounds like a few unhappy Quicktime users out there. I hope Apple sorts out the issue quickly.

Gus
Jan 16, 2006, 02:41 AM
I don't remember hearing anything about this. And since when is journalism just going to a forum and quoting any idiot that posts there? Wow, "lots and lots of problems", huh?

Gripping.

Apple's hot right now, so it's time to drag out the bashing now.

Regards,
Gus

winmacguy
Jan 16, 2006, 02:56 AM
I don't remember hearing anything about this. And since when is journalism just going to a forum and quoting any idiot that posts there? Wow, "lots and lots of problems", huh?

Gripping.

Apple's hot right now, so it's time to drag out the bashing now.

Regards,
Gus
I must admit you would almost think Apple was going under with the amount of issues being talked about at any given time of day if you spend too long on the user support forums. Fortunately the that is not the case right now;)

robert05au
Jan 16, 2006, 04:20 AM
The main problems with quicktime still as of 7.0.4 is a somewhat nasty memory leak. This also affects iTunes 6.0.2

:cool:

henryb7318
Jan 16, 2006, 07:15 AM
Apple fixed this within an hour or so of releasing Quicktime 7.0.4, although they could have done a better job.

They have released a Quicktime Degrader to 7.0.1, which is run, reboot, and then do the Quicktime 7.0.4 upgrader which is run, reboot and then all is well.

UCGrafix
Jan 16, 2006, 08:33 AM
They have released a Quicktime Degrader to 7.0.1, which is run, reboot, and then do the Quicktime 7.0.4 upgrader which is run, reboot and then all is well.
Thanks.

7on
Jan 16, 2006, 12:00 PM
yeah, the only problem I've had was Sorenson video not being able to play back while downloading in a browser. I have to stop the video and wait for it to download completely before playing.

otter-boy
Jan 16, 2006, 12:32 PM
Apple fixed this within an hour or so of releasing Quicktime 7.0.4, although they could have done a better job.

They have released a Quicktime Degrader to 7.0.1, which is run, reboot, and then do the Quicktime 7.0.4 upgrader which is run, reboot and then all is well.

I can't seem to get the Quicktime Degrader. Do you have a link to it?

found it:
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/quicktime701reinstaller.html

sjk
Jan 16, 2006, 07:24 PM
Apple fixed this within an hour or so of releasing Quicktime 7.0.4, although they could have done a better job.

They have released a Quicktime Degrader to 7.0.1, which is run, reboot, and then do the Quicktime 7.0.4 upgrader which is run, reboot and then all is well.Is there some way to tell which version of the update was installed? I installed 7.0.4 fairly soon after it was (re)released and haven't noticed any of the symptoms mentioned in the article but would like to make sure I've got the good one. Thanks.

jallen
Mar 3, 2006, 10:57 AM
Can anyone please tell me why it's taking Apple so long to release a patch for QT 7.0.4?? I work in tech support in the entertainment industry and our software is the industry standard software for the programs we sell. And one is highly affect affected by this bug---these guys hate having to go through the QT 7.01 Reinstaller download and have a tendency to blame us because it's "our" software.

I assume it's a Java bug...because when 10.3.9 was released Apple fixed that Java bug in only a couple of days--why do you think they have taken so long for QT? It's going on two months for heavens sake!!

Is there any web site address I can bookmark that would have an announcement of when there is a patch release for QT? Right now we are compiling a list of email addresses of clients affected so we can notify them when there is a patch----the list is in the hundreds. :mad: :(

Thanks--
Jeannie

sjk
Mar 4, 2006, 02:10 PM
Is there any web site address I can bookmark that would have an announcement of when there is a patch release for QT?Setting the Software Update preference on your Mac to check for updates daily isn't fast enough?

jallen
Mar 6, 2006, 01:28 PM
Yes that's fast enough, however is it going to say it PATCH when it is in the list? Will the download say that it will fix the Java before we download it?

Sorry---trying to understand the most complex Mac!

Setting the Software Update preference on your Mac to check for updates daily isn't fast enough?

sjk
Mar 6, 2006, 04:54 PM
Every item that shows up in Software Update (ready to be downloaded/installed) usually has a link to a document on Apple's site, sometimes (but not always) with a more detailed description of changes than what's displayed in the SU window.

Try Apple Discussions (http://discussions.apple.com/) or other resources around the web if you're looking for [free] help with Mac-related support issues. Or hire me. :)

jallen
Mar 6, 2006, 05:45 PM
Thank you for the info----

I appreciate your kindness---

If I did the hiring, I'd give you a job! :p

Every item that shows up in Software Update (ready to be downloaded/installed) usually has a link to a document on Apple's site, sometimes (but not always) with a more detailed description of changes than what's displayed in the SU window.

Try Apple Discussions (http://discussions.apple.com/) or other resources around the web if you're looking for [free] help with Mac-related support issues. Or hire me. :)