Desk top stopped playing videos

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Fireslayer, May 27, 2012.

  1. Fireslayer macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2009
    In the past I could upload a video (to iphoto) that I took from my iphone or camcorder and play it. Lately, I am unable to get them to play.

    Even older videos that used to work just fine have stopped working. Any thoughts on what is going on, and what I can do to fix it?

  2. Fireslayer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2009
    I'm starting to think that this is since upgrading to Snow Leopard.

    Could there be a connection?
  3. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2009
    New Brunswick, Canada
    What kind of video are you trying to play? SL removed functionality for a few different codes. For example, MPEG files don't work in SL.

    For that matter, can you play them on anything else? Like Quicktime for instance?
  4. Fireslayer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2009
    Just the videos that I have taken with my iphone and my canon sx40.
    Old videos that used to work no longer work
  5. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Upgrading to 10.6 replaces QuickTime Player 7 with QuickTime Player X. If you are unable to playback some files with QTX, install QT7 from here and see if the media support is restored. You may have to right-click to show/reveal in Finder before you can specify the file(s) to open in QuickTime Player 7 which will be located in /Applications/Utilities.

    Also, make sure your iPhoto and Mac OS X are both up to date.

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