Hello and thanks for taking the time out to read this. I just updated my firmware to stop the noise made when waking from sleep. (I have a macbook 2.4 GHz core 2, 4gb ddr3, OS X 10.62 and i believe the update was EFI firmware 1.4) I am in medical school and I watch kaplan review videos on quicktime 7.6.3 so that I have the a/v controls to adjust playback speed. I just updated and now the videos have no sound on quicktime 7 or the new version. Itunes works fine for music as does my browsers, and the files work fine when I use VLC player (which works, I suppose but I'd like to have my quicktime player back too). I use perian for the filters and whatnot and i just checked and it is up to date. I tried restarting my computer twice. One very strange additional thing that is possibly of relevance is that when I right click the files to choose "open with" the icons for quicktime player, vlc, etc all don't have their usual symbols on them, the look like they are word documents. than after i open the file with whatever, they go back to normal unless I restart my computer again. Very strange. Please help if possible, it is greatly appreciated.