64 bit QuickTime plugin?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by ArtOfWarfare, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    I have a Python application that can't display a video inside a QTWebView. In the error log I'm getting this message:

    Python[38725:1307] Error loading /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/QuickTime Plugin.plugin/Contents/MacOS/QuickTime Plugin:  dlopen(/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/QuickTime Plugin.plugin/Contents/MacOS/QuickTime Plugin, 265): no suitable image found.  Did find:
    	/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/QuickTime Plugin.plugin/Contents/MacOS/QuickTime Plugin: mach-o, but wrong architecture
    When I checked the architecture of the QuickTime Plugin I found that it was only 32 bit.

    I looked into it and QuickTime X was released a few years ago which was 64 bit... has a corresponding 64 bit QuickTime plugin simply never been released or am I running a dated plugin? (I checked the software update section of the MAS and it didn't say any updates were available...)
  2. macrumors 6502

    Madd the Sane

    Nov 8, 2010
    QTKit on 64-bit launches a subprocess that is 32-bits then acts as a proxy between the process and the app to decode codecs that QTKit (or CoreAudio for audio codecs) doesn't do natively.

    However, I wouldn't be surprised if Safari linked directly to QTKit instead of using the QuickTime Internet plugin, or ran the plugin in a similar vein as what QTKit does.

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