installing quicktime on macbook 2.0

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dnmetrigun, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. dnmetrigun macrumors newbie

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    hey guys, sorry if this is goona be an uber "noob" question but i just converted from pc to mac.

    i've been trying to watch some of the clips on the apple website about the Apple TV and macbook air. The thing is i downloaded quicktime but it only works if i download and save the clips then view it. But if i want to watch it with safari open it shows audio but no video, did i install it wrong or is there a simpler way to do it. lol:confused:
     
  2. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    Well my first question is why did you reinstall QuickTime? Every Mac comes with QuickTime installed. That is if you mean you "updated" QuickTime.

    Have you fully updated? Perhaps it's a rare permissions issue. Try firing up Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app) and repairing permissions.
     
  3. dnmetrigun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just finished the repair emissions. still no video
     
  4. dnmetrigun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    anybody know or can be of help? i need to use the quicktime player for my professors website learning genetics help me please
     
  5. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    No video sounds like a codec problem... which would be really weird to be happening with stuff on Apple's site, since that all uses built-in QuickTime codecs. If the clips play ok when downloaded and opened in QuickTime player, but don't display video in Safari, though, that's more likely to be the plugin.

    Are there ANY videos that play properly in Safari?

    Also, if you haven't already, download either Camino or Firefox and see if the videos work in either of those browsers. If so, that would point to a Safari problem, rather than QuickTime; if not, then it must be the QuickTime plugin that's acting weird.

    Another thing that might help diagnose: When you say you "downloaded QuickTime," what specifically did you download? The "QuickTime 7.4 for Tiger/Leopard" from Apple's QuickTime site? (If so, it's worth keeping in mind that QuickTime comes built into the OS, so you can just run Software Update and you'll get the latest version automatically--no need to download manually.)

    Assuming that's what you did, you might try re-downloading the installer (make sure it's 7.4) for the correct OS version and running it again--occasionally things can be fixed by a reinstall like that. Also run Software Update (Apple menu) to make sure everything else is at the latest version available.

    Have you installed any other video players or QuickTime additions--say, VLC (its browser plug in can break QuickTime playback), Perian, DivX, or anything like that?
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    im just guessing so make sure you follow Makosuke's advice but try going into the quicktime preferences in system preferences and selecting use defaults in MIME settings under advanced.
     
  7. dnmetrigun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay so i installed firefox and it works on firefox so now its a safari issue. i set the MIME settings to default doesnt work on safari. its kinda funny how my work place the quicktime on the apples all work but mine doesnt..
     
  8. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    open the Internet Plug-Ins folder in the main Library. are there two plugin files called QuickTime Plugin.plugin & QuickTime Plugin.webplugin? these are what Safari use to play QuickTime media. Firefox uses its own plugins.
     
  9. dnmetrigun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it says this for safari:

    Quartz Composer Plug-In
    Web Kit plug-in that renders Quartz compositions. — from file “Quartz Composer.webplugin”.
    MIME Type Description Extensions
    application/x-quartzcomposer Quartz Composition qtz
    iPhotoPhotocast
    iPhoto6 — from file “iPhotoPhotocast.plugin”.
    MIME Type Description Extensions
    application/photo iPhoto 700
    Java Plug-in for Cocoa
    Java Switchable Plug-in (Cocoa) — from file “JavaPluginCocoa.bundle”.
    MIME Type Description Extensions
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.3 Java applet
    application/x-java-jnlp-file JNLP Applications jnlp
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.5 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.2 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.1 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet Basic Java Applets javaapplet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.4 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.5.0_13 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2 Java applet
    Verified Download Plugin
    Verified Download Plugin — from file “VerifiedDownloadPlugin.plugin”.
    MIME Type Description Extensions
    Shockwave Flash
    Shockwave Flash 9.0 r115 — from file “Flash Player.plugin”.
    MIME Type Description Extensions
    application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf
    application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl
    QuickTime Plug-In 7.4
    The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site. — from file “QuickTime Plugin.webplugin”.
    MIME Type Description Extensions
    audio/x-mp3 MP3 audio mp3,swa
    audio/x-m4a AAC audio m4a
    video/x-m4v Video (protected) m4v
    image/x-jpeg2000-image JPEG2000 image jp2
    video/flc AutoDesk Animator (FLC) flc,fli,cel
    image/x-png PNG image png
    image/x-sgi SGI image sgi,rgb
    image/x-bmp BMP image bmp,dib
    audio/x-m4p AAC audio (protected) m4p
    image/jp2 JPEG2000 image jp2
    audio/x-midi MIDI mid,midi,smf,kar
    audio/x-mpeg3 MP3 audio mp3,swa
    audio/3gpp2 3GPP2 media 3g2,3gp2
    audio/mp4 MPEG-4 media mp4
    video/sd-video SD video sdv
    audio/ac3 AC3 audio ac3
    video/3gpp 3GPP media 3gp,3gpp
    audio/mpeg MPEG audio mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1a,mp2,mpm,mpa,m2a,mp3,swa
    video/x-mpeg MPEG media mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1v,m1a,m75,m15,mp2,mpm,mpv,mpa
    audio/basic uLaw/AU audio au,snd,ulw
    audio/mp3 MP3 audio mp3,swa
    application/x-sdp SDP stream descriptor sdp
    audio/mpeg3 MP3 audio mp3,swa
    video/quicktime QuickTime Movie mov,qt,mqv
    video/msvideo Video For Windows (AVI) avi,vfw
    audio/midi MIDI mid,midi,smf,kar
    image/x-macpaint MacPaint image pntg,pnt,mac
    image/x-targa TGA image targa,tga
    audio/x-mpeg MPEG audio mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1a,mp2,mpm,mpa,m2a,mp3,swa
    audio/x-m4b AAC audio book m4b
    image/pict PICT image pict,pic,pct
    image/x-quicktime QuickTime image qtif,qti
    audio/x-gsm GSM audio gsm
    audio/x-wav WAVE audio wav,bwf
    video/mpeg MPEG media mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1v,m1a,m75,m15,mp2,mpm,mpv,mpa
    video/x-msvideo Video For Windows (AVI) avi,vfw
    audio/x-caf CAF audio caf
    application/x-mpeg AMC media amc
    audio/x-aiff AIFF audio aiff,aif,aifc,cdda
    image/png PNG image png
    image/x-pict PICT image pict,pic,pct
    video/3gpp2 3GPP2 media 3g2,3gp2
    audio/wav WAVE audio wav,bwf
    application/sdp SDP stream descriptor sdp
    audio/aiff AIFF audio aiff,aif,aifc,cdda
    image/jpeg2000-image JPEG2000 image jp2
    audio/mid MIDI mid,midi,smf,kar
    audio/amr AMR audio amr
    application/x-rtsp RTSP stream descriptor rtsp,rts
    audio/x-aac AAC audio aac,adts
    image/tiff TIFF image tif,tiff
    image/x-tiff TIFF image tif,tiff
    audio/3gpp 3GPP media 3gp,3gpp
    audio/aac AAC audio aac,adts
    video/avi Video For Windows (AVI) avi,vfw
    audio/vnd.qcelp QUALCOMM PureVoice audio qcp,qcp
    audio/x-ac3 AC3 audio ac3
    video/mp4 MPEG-4 media mp4
    image/jpeg2000 JPEG2000 image jp2

    QuickTime Plug-in 7.4
    The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site. — from file “QuickTime Plugin.plugin”.
    MIME Type Description Extensions
    audio/x-mp3 MP3 audio mp3,swa
    audio/x-m4a AAC audio m4a
    video/x-m4v Video (protected) m4v
    image/x-jpeg2000-image JPEG2000 image jp2
    video/flc AutoDesk Animator (FLC) flc,fli,cel
    image/x-png PNG image png
    image/x-sgi SGI image sgi,rgb
    image/x-bmp BMP image bmp,dib
    audio/x-m4p AAC audio (protected) m4p
    image/jp2 JPEG2000 image jp2
    audio/x-midi MIDI mid,midi,smf,kar
    audio/x-mpeg3 MP3 audio mp3,swa
    audio/3gpp2 3GPP2 media 3g2,3gp2
    audio/mp4 MPEG-4 media mp4
    video/sd-video SD video sdv
    audio/ac3 AC3 audio ac3
    video/3gpp 3GPP media 3gp,3gpp
    audio/mpeg MPEG audio mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1a,mp2,mpm,mpa,m2a,mp3,swa
    video/x-mpeg MPEG media mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1v,m1a,m75,m15,mp2,mpm,mpv,mpa
    audio/basic uLaw/AU audio au,snd,ulw
    audio/mp3 MP3 audio mp3,swa
    application/x-sdp SDP stream descriptor sdp
    audio/mpeg3 MP3 audio mp3,swa
    video/quicktime QuickTime Movie mov,qt,mqv
    video/msvideo Video For Windows (AVI) avi,vfw
    audio/midi MIDI mid,midi,smf,kar
    image/x-macpaint MacPaint image pntg,pnt,mac
    image/x-targa TGA image targa,tga
    audio/x-mpeg MPEG audio mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1a,mp2,mpm,mpa,m2a,mp3,swa
    audio/x-m4b AAC audio book m4b
    image/pict PICT image pict,pic,pct
    image/x-quicktime QuickTime image qtif,qti
    audio/x-gsm GSM audio gsm
    audio/x-wav WAVE audio wav,bwf
    video/mpeg MPEG media mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1v,m1a,m75,m15,mp2,mpm,mpv,mpa
    video/x-msvideo Video For Windows (AVI) avi,vfw
    audio/x-caf CAF audio caf
    application/x-mpeg AMC media amc
    audio/x-aiff AIFF audio aiff,aif,aifc,cdda
    image/png PNG image png
    image/x-pict PICT image pict,pic,pct
    video/3gpp2 3GPP2 media 3g2,3gp2
    audio/wav WAVE audio wav,bwf
    application/sdp SDP stream descriptor sdp
    audio/aiff AIFF audio aiff,aif,aifc,cdda
    image/jpeg2000-image JPEG2000 image jp2
    audio/mid MIDI mid,midi,smf,kar
    audio/amr AMR audio amr
    application/x-rtsp RTSP stream descriptor rtsp,rts
    audio/x-aac AAC audio aac,adts
    image/tiff TIFF image tif,tiff
    image/x-tiff TIFF image tif,tiff
    audio/3gpp 3GPP media 3gp,3gpp
    audio/aac AAC audio aac,adts
    video/avi Video For Windows (AVI) avi,vfw
    audio/vnd.qcelp QUALCOMM PureVoice audio qcp,qcp
    audio/x-ac3 AC3 audio ac3
    video/mp4 MPEG-4 media mp4
    image/jpeg2000 JPEG2000 image jp2
    Shockwave for Director
    Macromedia Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 10.1.1 — from file “NP-PPC-Dir-Shockwave”.
    MIME Type Description Extensions
    application/x-director Shockwave Movie dcr,dir,dxr
     

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