How do I find the home directory for QuickTime or any other Software

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by clj7, May 30, 2009.

  1. clj7 macrumors member

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    #1
    Just got my first mac today, so I'm new to everything .

    I'm trying to install the Xvid codec for Quicktime. And in the ReadMe file it tells me this his how I install the codec:

    To install this component, just drag the File "XviD_Codec 1.0 alpha.component" into Library/QuickTime. The Library directory can be found either at your home directory (to install just for the actual user) or at the top-level of your startup volume (this needs an administrator account). DO NOT PUT IN: /System/Library/QuickTime.
    It is possible that the QuickTime directory does not yet exists. In that case you can create it yourself. Pay attention to capital letters if you use a case sensitive file system (i.e. UFS).

    But I haven't got a clue where the Home Directories are.

    Any help? Thank you for your time
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    #2
    Home directory is the user folder, the one with your documents, music, pictures and movies in it. There is a folder in there called Library, open it and go to the Quicktime folder.
     
  3. clj7 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks mate :) Hope it works
     
  4. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

    i.shaun

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    #4
    Try downloading Perian, it gives quicktime a host of codecs for playing almost everything.
     

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