Mac OS 10.12.4 Beta - Can't Open Video Files

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by FatherOfTwo, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. FatherOfTwo macrumors member

    FatherOfTwo

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    Since installing 10.12.4 Beta i'm no longer able to open / play video files, formats such as .mkv or .avi.

    Every time I try and open one of these files I get a screen showing 'Verifying filename.mkv' - I guess if I leave it long enough the verification process will complete but not something you want to wait for.

    Any ideas on what is going on? Guessing it is a known bug in 10.12.4

    Thanks, Ian.
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    I assume that is with QuickTime - Have you tried viewing it with another player - maybe through iTunes or downloading VLC?
    I haven't used .avi or .mkv on the beta, but .mov, .m4v, .mp4 and a few others work perfectly for me
     
  3. mossy macrumors regular

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    QuickTime has not played .avi for yonks!!

    So - nothing to do with the Beta.
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 603

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    happening here, too... so hopefully a fix in next beta (am using plex meanwhile to play those videos)...
     
  5. dan9700 macrumors 65816

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    Same new beta makes opening mkv or mp4 in vlc player so dam slow
     
  6. dan9700 macrumors 65816

    dan9700

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    Beta 2 is same, doesnt open MKV for ages, whats the problem
     
  7. az431 macrumors 6502

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    Same issue with VLC, but they do open eventually.
     
  8. dan9700 macrumors 65816

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    It takes ages thats not good enough, why has the beta done this and what else is as good aa vlc and does every video file as vlc hasnt had update in yeara and even the new beta of vlc 3.0 does aame thing
     
  9. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    Just tried an mkv file with QuickTime recently (on beta 1 still), and not seeng any problems. Just opened immediately as normal. I have the Pro Video Codecs if that makes a difference (as per Final Cut and Motion)

    What I am seeing however, is kernel panics every time I wake my computer from sleep (only after sleeping for half a day's time) That's pretty crummy
     
  10. dan9700 macrumors 65816

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    why does vlc have to verify cant i turn that off so opens instant, also does quicktime play every file like vlc
    --- Post Merged, Feb 7, 2017 ---
    my quicktime wont play mkv and i have pro codec
     
  11. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    I've very little experience with VLC, but I think it reads a lot of necessary metadate, such as length, during the verification so that it's necessary. – Regarding QuickTime, I believe it just plays any file the OS has codecs for.

    Hm. Wonder how I get the QT codec for it then
     
  12. WalterZheng macrumors newbie

    WalterZheng

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    This bug (or not, let's just say it) happened to me days ago, and i find a solution to it.

    Open up terminal.app and two ways to get rid of it:

    1. Run this on your own risks to completely turn off the file quarantine, which works fine but effectively disable the Xproctect and Gatekeepers:

    defaults write com.apple.LaunchServices LSQuarantine -bool NO
    (Reboot is required)

    2. Run this if you want to disable quarantine for files already downloaded in specific folders

    xattr -d -r com.apple.quarantine ~/Downloads

    (Works immediately, no reboot is required)

    3. if you want to disable quarantine for specific files that already downloaded
    xattr -d com.apple.quarantine your_file_path_and_file_name_here_like_~/Downloads/_abc.mkv
    (Works immediately, no reboot is required)


    PS:

    1.
    I just posted a thread there, in case that you need to read:

    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...ifying-check-dialog-on-opening-files.2032210/
    2.
    And the credits of this tip is kinda going to the author of these authors who had shown two ways to effectively get rid of that thing, which deserving reading:

    http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20091208050655947
    http://rentzsch.tumblr.com/post/267379307/disable-and-recover-from-mac-os-xs-quarantine


    Best.
     

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