Problem: Quicktime has a Question Mark

crackbookpro

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Any help would be awesome...

I have the new high-end 21.5" iMac, and I am trying to play an avi file in Quicktime. The file is coming from the Windows program 3D Max, and has an avi file which has worked on all my Macs except for my new iMac that is running Snow Leopard.

Does anyone know if this a Snow Leopard issue or Codec problem? I have already downloaded Perian, but have had no luck in fixing my problem.

Has anyone else experienced the '?' covering the Quicktime icon like I show in the attached pic?

Any help would be much appreciated...
 

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Mav3067

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Same Problem on Windows Box

Hey, I don't have any news about what causes this problem, but I can tell you that I had the same problem on my Dell D620 yesterday trying to run the quicktime iMac video on the apple website. Thought my version was out of date so I updated. Still got the question mark. Thought it was something to do with our stupid corporate network until I read this post. Hope someone else can be more help.

Cheers, Mav
 

crackbookpro

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Does anyone know how to solve this issue of having a question mark when using Quicktime?

I thought it was a codec issue, but now I really have no clue... maybe SL :confused:
 

ma4354

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same issue!!! can't watch any online video and the QT is totally changed it sucks... i am very sure its the SL never had so many issues with leopard...

hope some one solves this problem....


Does anyone know how to solve this issue of having a question mark when using Quicktime?

I thought it was a codec issue, but now I really have no clue... maybe SL :confused:
 

trsnrtr

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I agree about the Quicktime X thing. Snow Leopard seems to have installed it but there is a QT7 for Snow Leopard, also. Since I have the same problem, I think I'm going to give it a try.
 

Thrifty1

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You may want to try this...

Select the Quicktime app and hit Command-I to bring up it's info box. Check on the "open in 32-bit mode" (not sure of exact wording).

This has helped me in opening up some Quicktime files under Snow Leopard.
 

klrobinson999

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This happened to me today, as well..... while trying to watch one of Apple's own videos on their website! What gives, Apple??
 

Thrifty1

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In addition to changing Quicktime to use 32-bit mode, if you see a question mark in a webpage instead of the quicktime video, open the information box for the Safari application and click on the "open in 32-bit mode" and this sometimes fixes the problem.
 

crackbookpro

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In addition to changing Quicktime to use 32-bit mode, if you see a question mark in a webpage instead of the quicktime video, open the information box for the Safari application and click on the "open in 32-bit mode" and this sometimes fixes the problem.
I downloaded the file and the 32-bit worked. Thanks, I appreciate the feedback from you & others!!!

It definitely seems like Quicktime X causes things like this...
 
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