Quicktime

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Samelson03, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Samelson03 macrumors 6502

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    Okay, so I downloaded a game trailer for Ninja Gaiden II and I opened Quicktime to watch it. However, the screen shows up white and it shows this message. I don't know what one to download because I clicked continue and I didn't know what to download.

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  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Install Perian, and Flip4Mac

    Also, VLC will play pretty much anything.
     
  3. Samelson03 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I downloaded Perian. How do I install it onto Quicktime?
     
  4. Samelson03 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, well I downloaded VLC becuase people seem to like the program. How do I make it my main program? so when I open a video up VLC will play it? also, how do I get a screen on it? becuase its just the music controls right now.
     
  5. chocodup macrumors member

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    VLC should open a video window as soon as a video is played.
    If not, perhaps the video track is deactivated. To reactivate it, select the video track in the "Video" menu.

    If you really want to associate VLC for every video :
    - in the Finder, select one of your video files and hit :apple: + I
    - In the new window, you can select the application to open the video with (VLC.app)
    To associate VLC.app to every video file with the same extension as the one of the initially selected file, do not forget to click on the "Modify all ..." button.

    You can restore the initial association using the same process and using Quicktime.app

    Hope this helps...
     
  6. Samelson03 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Every thing under the "video" tab is greyed out. But, I can press fullscreen. That's the only thing that isn't greyed out.
     
  7. chocodup macrumors member

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    It seems like the video is not currently open or correctly recognized.

    Is your video file present in the "Playlist" window ? (to open this window: menu Window > Playlist)

    If the video is not present, try reopening your video file (for example by a drag'n drop of the file into VLC)

    If it is present, try again to play it by double clicking your video file in the Playlist window.

    Does anything happen when you do this ?

    What does the Messages window show (menu Window / Messages) ?
    Any error ? What kind (extension / codec) of video are you trying to play :)apple: + I when the video file is selected in Finder, look at more info section) ?
     
  8. Samelson03 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, i'm redownloading the video as we speak. I was cleaning up my desktop and accidently deleted this and then I cleaned up my garbage bin. But, when I download and install Perion, do I just drag the Perion folder to the Quicktime folder, is that all?
     
  9. chocodup macrumors member

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    To install Perian,
    - mount the downloaded .dmg file (double click on it)
    - in the newly mounted image, double click the .prefPane icon

    This will install Perian. The Plugin can be configured through Perian icon of the System preferences
    The plugin will be automaticaly available by Quicktime.
     
  10. Samelson03 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, I mounted it. But where is the .prefPane icon?
     
  11. chocodup macrumors member

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    When the .dmg image has been mounted, a new window shoud have appeared, showing the image content.
    If not, you can explore the mounted image using finder.

    In both case, the .prefPane icon I talked about is the Perian.prefPane
    Double click on it
     

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