Ogg Vorbis audio on Lion.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Tootles, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Tootles macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2011
    Does the Xiph Quicktime plugin work on Mac OSX Lion?
  2. iceman600 macrumors member


    Nov 17, 2010
    i tested it, it doesnt work =(
    i put the XiphQT file on my Library/Components folder in my home directory.
    i want to try putting it on my root directory but i cant find it now. :mad:
    lion os x is another months of learning for me =(
  3. Marble macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
  4. murb macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2011

    It does work. Just open Terminal and enter:

    open /Library/QuickTime/

    Now finder will open up the components directory for quicktime. Just drop your XiphQT-component here (you do need super user rights though)

    (i guess
    open ~/Library/QuickTime/ would work as well (installing the component in your homedir, but I haven't tried).
  5. antesoft macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2011
    It works in Quicktime by moving the plugin as you said, but it seems to not work in iTunes. Any idea?
  6. Madd the Sane macrumors 6502a

    Madd the Sane

    Nov 8, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    iTunes doesn't support Ogg Vorbis, unfortunately. You would have to convert it to either aac, aiff, mp3 or another format that QuickTime natively supports.
  7. dannystaple macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2012
    London, Uk
    Down to 32/64 bit issues with Quicktime/iTunes

    The Ogg vorbis codec appears to be loaded via quicktime. Quicktime is not compatible with iTunes (or iLife apps) loaded in 64 bit mode.
    If you tick the "Launch in 32 bit mode" button for the app (find it in finder, click Get Info), then your ogg files will be able to play again using the same codec you had installed pre-Lion.

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