Quicktime Pro?

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  1. Sweedums macrumors newbie

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    I've had my iMac for 6 months or so. I can't seem to navigate it very well but am coming along. I have not been able to open any video emails from the get go, so I tried to figure it out on my own. I realized that the Quicktime Pro player did not come with my computer, so I bought it online. It took the registration code, but what to do from there? I tried opening another email and it still doesn't work. What do I need to do?
     
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    I second the Perian install. It's like a swiss army knife for video playing... it supports pretty much any video and audio format.

    Wait... I think it calls itself the swiss army knife... weird.
     
  4. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Your problem has nothing to do with quicktime pro, I'm sorry to say, but you probably wasted your money there. The problem is the format of the videos. If you get a program (available for free) such as Perian and/or VLC you will be able to play more formats than those supported by Quicktime.
     
  5. Sweedums thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was afraid I wasted my money there. I did download the free quicktime player, but after I did, it said it was not compatible with my computer. Arrgh! Ok, so where do I find the Perian player?
     
  6. TEG macrumors 604

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    You are either getting WMVs or AVIs in those videos. Install Flip4Mac, Perian, and VLC, and it should work.

    TEG
     
  7. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Google is your friend. :D
     
  8. Sweedums thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So all three of those should be compatible with my computer then? Is there a default or something somewhere that I should change or is that automatic?
     
  9. Sijmen macrumors 6502a

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    You just download and install Perian, it will go automatically after you open the install. It will add components to Quicktime so that Quicktime can play more video formats.
     
  10. Sweedums thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I'll try that, thanks! One more question. Why doesn't my avatar show?
     
  11. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    You don't have an avatar. Forum FAQ
     
  12. Sweedums thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I put a picture in my profile - is that not the same?
     
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    I see, I have to be extra special to get that priv. Oh well, I may be around for 500 posts since I really do need a lot of help!
    (as they all roll their eyes and groan)
     
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    Very helpful - thanks! It will play slides now, but still not videos. It shoots me into Entourage and then gives me an error message. I am not registered for Entourage; I use Hotmail.
     
  16. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Try getting it to open with a specific program by right clicking it and selecting "open with" and then the appropriate program. You can tell it to make the program you select default too, so you don't have to do that each time.
     
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    Ok, it is set to default. But now I have downloaded and mpe email and it won't open in Quicktime or flip4Mac. It has a Quicktime logo on it but when I go to open it, I am told it is not a movie file. What else can I try?
     
  19. Sweedums thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I got it figured out. The Quicktime is the default, but I have to pick wmv for some. I'm so happy I can finally open those emails. I've got about 6 pages to go!!! Thanks for the help people!
     

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