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Rosie Walunas
Make QuickTime Yosemite stop Converting QTs with somewhat unusual codecs ?
on Feb 10, 2015 at 3:25:15 am

Anyone with Yosemite notice when you download or try to open QT videos in codecs such as Animation or Apple ProRes 4444, basically anything that's not h.264, that you can't automatically watch the video like in previous OS's? You have to open it in QuickTime and it prompts you to "Convert" the video. I don't have time for this. Nor does pressing the space bar preview these videos anymore. I have to open in Qt and sit through the "Convert." The space bar plays other videos and media okay. I have FCP7 installed with its latest codecs, so I don't see why this occurs. Anyone know how to address these issues? Thanks.


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John Davidson
Re: Make QuickTime Yosemite stop Converting QTs with somewhat unusual codecs ?
on Feb 10, 2015 at 3:58:49 am

This has been an annoyance since Mavericks. Everything works fine with Prores if you have the prores codecs installed (usually by owning Compressor, FCPX, etc).
One workaround is that all codecs will play fine in Compressor, but sadly the space bar preview of older codecs like animation. Basically we ended up converting our graphics toolkit type files here to Prores444 if it had an alpha, or to Prores standard if it didn't contain an alpha.

More information:
http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202884

And here's a list of no longer supported codecs here:
https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/71/863688

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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Rosie Walunas
Re: Make QuickTime Yosemite stop Converting QTs with somewhat unusual codecs ?
on Feb 10, 2015 at 4:41:06 am

My colleague says if I download the legacy QuickTime Player and then buy QT Player Pro, it will all work like before:
http://store.apple.com/us/product/D3380Z/A/quicktime-7-pro-for-mac-os-x

Can anyone confirm before I take that plunge?

Thanks.


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Joel Jackson
Re: Make QuickTime Yosemite stop Converting QTs with somewhat unusual codecs ?
on Feb 14, 2015 at 9:43:30 pm

Confirmed. QT 7 plays almost all codecs just fine. We use it all of the time


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Rosie Walunas
Re: Make QuickTime Yosemite stop Converting QTs with somewhat unusual codecs ?
on Feb 14, 2015 at 10:00:27 pm

Do you also have QT Player Pro? Or just 7?


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Joel Jackson
Re: Make QuickTime Yosemite stop Converting QTs with somewhat unusual codecs ?
on Feb 15, 2015 at 12:25:35 am

QT 7 pro for $29.99. It's funny how often it saves my butt;)


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TJ Ingrassia
Re: Make QuickTime Yosemite stop Converting QTs with somewhat unusual codecs ?
on Mar 4, 2015 at 10:32:59 am

I'm assuming this is the case for the others who have QT7...my QuickLook (pressing the spacebar to preview a file) still does not work, even though I can open and play in QT7 without converting.

This is very annoying for my workflow. I've used QuickLook for years and it's maddening that it stopped working. I haven't done a software update recently, so I can't figure out why.


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