3ivx and QuickTime?

MacAztec

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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?
 

arn

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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
 

MacAztec

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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?
 

arn

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Try this...

sudo chown <yourusername> /Library/QuickTime

in that directory

that changes the owner of the directory.

arn
 

MacAztec

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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?
 

arn

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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
 

MacAztec

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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?
 

arn

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Re: One last problem

Originally posted by MacAztec
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?
it takes a while... just wait...

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

arn
 

arn

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

arn