After update, I can't open jpg, wmv or other media files

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  1. Pipper99 macrumors 68000

    Pipper99

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    Jpegs and other media files that I could open on my MBA now give me error messages when I try to open them. I have Flip4Mac, VLC, and Perian installed, and I had no problems opening these files prior to the latest OS update. Anyone else have the problem or a solution? I'm a relatively new Mac user. I've tried repairing disk permissions and running the maintenance scripts.
     
  2. taptapdev macrumors newbie

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    Can you post a screenshot of the error?

    And did you try launch the Preview app from the Doc and try open your JPG that way?
     
  3. Pipper99, Jan 9, 2011
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    Pipper99 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I did try Preview. Thank you for your help. They opened fine before the update.
    Here are the screenshots:

    Hmmm, I just imported them into iPhoto, and I can view them.
     

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  4. xlii macrumors 68000

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    Try running disk utility and do two things...

    1. verify disk
    2. repair disk permissions (sorry, saw that you did this already)

    If verify disk comes up with errors boot off your Snow Leopard dvd and run disk utility from that and do repair disk.
     
  5. Pipper99 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I did the verify before I ran the repair, and the verify did show errors. I'll try your suggestion of running the disk utility from the Snow Leopard dvd (memory stick in my case :)).

    Thank you!
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    So you think that telling us that you pirate software makes you look cool?
     
  7. xlii macrumors 68000

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    The new MBA comes with Snow Leopard on a memory stick instead of a DVD because the MBA doesn't have a superdrive.
     
  8. Pipper99, Jan 10, 2011
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