How do I reinstall quicktime? Or, how do I fix Quicktime's safari plugin settings?


macrumors 601
Original poster
Dec 2, 2003
I've been using OS X for at least 4 years, on several different Macs, and this is the first time I've EVER needed to reinstall a program, so I have no idea how to do it.

Everything was working just fine, then a few weeks ago safari stopped showing the video window for movies it tries to play within a safari page. It shows the movie's time slider / volume bar, but no video window. (It's not that the video window is empty, it's that there's no video window showing up at all, meaning the movie's time slider bar is showing up in the middle of the box area where the movie is supposed to show up, not at the bottom the way you would see if it tried to play the movie but didn't have the correct codec installed) Then if I save the movie as source and open it up in the quicktime player, the video plays perfectly.

This happens even on the movies that are embedded in Apple's webpages. My quicktime is up to date, quicktime player 7.2, and I'm on OS 10.3.9.

So if anyone has any ideas how to fix the problem, that'd be great.


macrumors 603
Feb 2, 2007
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reinstall QuickTime Plugin.plugin and QuickTime Plugin.webplugin from the quicktime installer package using pacifist. these are the plugins that play embedded quicktime movies in safari.
if this doesn't work just try clicking the use defaults button in the MIME settings in quicktime in system preferences.
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