3ivx and QuickTime?

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  1. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    I have a few DivX movies, and I downloaded the 3ivx D4 PR1 Decoder for OS X, and 3ivx Doctor II. I read the instructions for installation in OS X for the 3ivx D4 PR1 Decoder, in which it says for OS X, you must put the decoder in the QuickTime folder, which is in the Library folder, at the root of your system.

    So, I tried to do so, but I get an error telling me that the QuickTime folder cannot be modified.

    Now, I am the first and only user on this computer, so what is the problem?
    Has anyone encountered this before?
     
  2. arn macrumors god

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    Re: 3ivx and QuickTime?

    It's probably a permissions problem for some reason...

    type this in Terminal

    ls -l /Library/

    and copy and paste the Quicktime folder line here...

    here's mine

    drwxr-xr-x 11 arn staff 330 Apr 13 23:36 QuickTime

    arn
     
  3. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Arn...

    What do you mean by copy and paste the QuickTime folder line here? What is the quicktime folder line? Could you guide me through this real quick?
     
  4. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    My line says...

    This is what my line says...

    drwxr-xr-x 7 root admin 264 Apr 20 12:34 QuickTime
     
  5. arn macrumors god

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    Try this...

    sudo chown <yourusername> /Library/QuickTime

    in that directory

    that changes the owner of the directory.

    arn
     
  6. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Arn...

    So, when I open up Terminal, I type....

    sudo chown jcarian /Library/QuickTime

    Is that right?

    Or is it...

    sudo chown <jcarian> /Library/QuickTime

    Do I do this without doing anything else? I dont type that ls -l /Library/ stuff?
     
  7. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    yay!

    I got it! I have no friggin clue what I did. I THINK I typed in ls -l /Library/ and then type the sudo crap. Thanks alot arn!
     
  8. arn macrumors god

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    :)

    For some reason, the "owner" of your Quicktime folder was set to "root".

    I just had you switch it to yourself...

    arn
     
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    One last problem

    I grabbed my .avi (Lord of the Rings) and dropped it into the DivX Doctor II program. I have installed the 3ivx Delta 4 PR1 program.

    When I select my .avi, and select "start," it converts it all the way to the end, but it stops and says "waiting for Quicktime to flatten (avi name)"

    It wont do the flattening! What do I do?
     
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    Re: One last problem

    it takes a while... just wait...

    if it really hangs, then I'm not sure what to do.

    arn
     
  12. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    you could have put it in user/library/prefspanels
    thats where mine is
     
  13. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ahhh....

    I see now. I must be pacient, young gwasshopper.

    Thanks again arn!
     
  14. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    although i think i still prefer the divx doctor qt approach there is a new divx player with no converting and no placing files in the system folder. its a osx port of the linux Mplayer.

    http://www.fi.muni.cz/~xpridal/mplayerosx/

    works well
     
  15. arn macrumors god

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    divx.com's also supposed to be releasing their newest version "any day now"

    arn
     

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