Open videos with Quicktime Player 7

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ajbrehm, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. ajbrehm macrumors 6502

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    Ever since the update to 10.6 I have lost the ability to open all videos with Quicktime Player 7 (rather than X).

    I can set it for individual files but when I try to configure it for all files of the same type, the inespector automatically resets the value to "Quicktime launcher" which then opens as Quicktime Player X.

    How can I configure all video files to open with 7 and why is OS X interfering with my selection of program?

    (This is on my MacBook. On my Mac Pro everything appears to work fine.)
     
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    You might need to install Quicktime 7 - it's not installed by default for Snow Leopard.
     
  3. grgarside macrumors newbie

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    To do that, you can download it from the Apple website or install it from your 10.6 disc.

    Then, I used a System Preference pane extra (if that's what you call it!) called RCDefaultApp to set the video extensions (.mov, etc) to default to QuickTime 7.

    It worked for me - hope it does for you!
     
  4. ajbrehm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    "I can set it for individual files but when I try to configure it for all files of the same type, the inespector automatically resets the value to "Quicktime launcher" which then opens as Quicktime Player X."
     

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