Quicktime problems

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  1. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys, having some problems with quicktime (version 7)

    It shows a white screen during any video playback. I was trying to play some avis so I installed Perian and Flip4mac but they didn't do anything. I then tried playing a mov file and it didn't even play either.

    What should I do?

    edit: VLC plays everything fine, but I want to use quicktime
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    could you perhaps be more specific about the types of files you're trying to play?
     
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    If you are talking about streaming media sometimes you need to wait for the whole file to download before Quicktime will play it.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Open a new user account in System Preferences and see if the problem happens there too. If it doesn't then the problem will be within your original accounts Home folder.
     
  5. i0Nic thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's happening with both avi and mov files, with saved files and streaming.

    I made a new account and tested some files out, same thing (white screen - no playback)

    Can I just delete quicktime and reinstall, along with a fresh reinstall of perian and flip4mac?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Reinstalling QuickTime isn't really an option, unfortunately. It's too heavily embedded in the system to be able to do this easily, effectively or safely. In the QuickTime folder on your hard drive's Library, what is listed there? :)
     
  7. i0Nic thread starter macrumors 65816

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    3ivx D4 4.5.1 for OSX
    AppleIntermediateCodec.component
    Divx Decoder.component
    Divx Encoder.component
    Flip4Mac WMV Export.component
    Flip4Mac WMV import.component
    FLV.component
    Perian.component


    Is it safe to delete the ones I installed?
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Probably. If I were you, I'd start removing them one by one (remove AppleIntermediateCodec.component last though) when QuickTime is closed and keep trying to get movies to play, just to check if one of them is corrupt. :)
     
  9. i0Nic thread starter macrumors 65816

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    All fixed. I just removed each component and then downloaded and reinstalled the latest build of quicktime, and after i rebooted mov files worked fine. Then I installed Perian and flip4mac and now all files are working.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  10. GITANAJAVA macrumors regular

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