QuickTime patch on the rocks

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  1. macrumors bot

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    Category: Apple Software
    Link: QuickTime patch on the rocks
    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.

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    Sounds like a few unhappy Quicktime users out there. I hope Apple sorts out the issue quickly.
     
  3. Gus
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    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
     
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    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;)
     
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    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:
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Already fixed

    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.
     
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    Thanks.
     
  8. 7on
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    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.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    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
     
  10. sjk
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    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.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    QuickTime 7.0.4 Bug

    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
     
  12. sjk
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    Setting the Software Update preference on your Mac to check for updates daily isn't fast enough?
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    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!

     
  14. sjk
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    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 or other resources around the web if you're looking for [free] help with Mac-related support issues. Or hire me. :)
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! :)

    Thank you for the info----

    I appreciate your kindness---

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

     

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