New QuickTime 7.4.1

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

A slightly newer version of QuickTime has been release that may fix rendering issues. I’ll wait to see what happens before I upgrade…

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5 years ago
I installed After Effects and then later installed Quicktime. After Effects cannot import .MOV files. How can I get after effects to recognize quick time? Thanks.
chance
7 years ago
I updated to the latest QuickTime player about 2 weeks ago and now nothing but problems on both of my PC's. Now QuickTime won’t even launch and I can’t view any pages with QuickTime files and IE will report that it encountered an error and needs to close. I wasn’t able to open Adobe Fireworks until I went into the C:\Program files and deleted QuickTime all together. Why delete it you ask? Because an error kept coming up every time I tried to remove it from the Add/Remove programs. Nice going Apple!
clark
7 years ago
you are the man Andrew.
And thank you for all the hard work YOU put into helping us become better at what we're trying to achieve.

from sri lanka

ps-thanks
Matt
7 years ago
No problems to report with either
Dev_gear
7 years ago
I never had a problem cause I don't render out in Quicktime.....does that make me a bad person? :(
7 years ago
Just to let you know the full treatment:

Did a normally troublesome render - Three videos queued, each with different codecs and effects:
Vid1 had Remove Grain with 6 passes, glow & Force Motion Blur
Vid 2 had Force Motion Blur, CC Particle World
Vid 3 had Remove Grain with 3 passes and Vector Blur with some funky settings.

All videos were in HD and were being rendered down to half resolution, QT using Photo-JPEG compression at medium quality. There was about 15 minutes of footage all up.

Took 10 hours, but rendered fine, so I can say that 7.4.1 works as far as most people will be pushing it.
7 years ago
I refuse to upgrade! my version of quicktime doesnt have any issues with cs3 (bwahaha!)

need to ditch dial-up!
casko
7 years ago
plz new tut plz plz!

btw: videotrace rulez
7 years ago
AECS3 Pro on Mac 10.5.1 works GREAT with QT 7.4.1...MAJOR issues with 7.4, but they fixed it with 7.4.1
George
7 years ago
I've run into some issues with Quicktime running on Tiger. Movies take a really long time to start playing and the program crashes whenever I try to open an additional file. Also more and more .avi files are going out of sync part, or all the way through even though they play fine in VLC.

And a side note, I have not been able to use Front Row on my computer since the last Tiger upgrade to 10.4.11. It freezes up and stalls at every click you make. So unhappy am I.
Alec
7 years ago
Hey Andrew I just found this review of your training dvd sfx at the bottom of the front page of this site:
http://tutorialreviews.org/
MIKE
7 years ago
That Videotrace looks like an awesome program. Shame it is not for sale yet!!
7 years ago
@Pixelito Design
What is Videotrace?
c
7 years ago
Videotrace is awesome!!!! Need that for sure.
7 years ago
All fine, working like a charm.
7 years ago
OK, I installed Leopard, then the new QT. I ran several tests and all is well.
c
Simon
7 years ago
Just because I think this is very usefull and I don't know where to post this information:

I discovered this today: http://www.acvt.com.au/research/videotrace/

Maybe you will be able to make us a tutorial about it one day?
GMims
7 years ago
Thanks for keeping us informed! I may wait a little longer to check out the feedback.
HEY ANDREW - Are you still planning on releasing the TUTORIAL DVD? Sure would be nice! Any feeling how soon? That plus TWITCH would be a nice COMBO deal!
7 years ago
Okay, I'm taking the plung. Will report.
c
7 years ago
i'm so glad I didnt update..
7 years ago
to jumptheshark101:
Hmm... I think that they're still two separate installation sequences even though they're in one package - eg. they'll ask you to install iTunes--> installs iTunes, --> asks you to install QT-->installs QT. I think you can stop it then.

However, I think you may be able to use Pacifist (http://www.charlessoft.com/) to install just one. I used it to downgrade QT to 7.3 to fix the rendering issues, worked a treat.
jumptheshark101
7 years ago
So, DON'T upgrade iTunes? Is there a way to only get the update of iTunes without QuickTime?
7 years ago
I did not have a problem, with that quick time and rendering, but the new version of itunes that was comming with quicktime (7.6) Was awfull. Slowing down all the computer when itunes was running. Apparently i was not the only one having that problem. No choices but to downgrade itunes.

I'm expecting the new ad:
-Hello i'm a pc.
-Hello i'm a mac, and i'm so happy to have a new version of a product that will allow apple to make more money by the rental of movies, that i release a new version of a software that is buggy!
peter
7 years ago
i installed it a few hours ago and it changed nothing. same problems with adobe products.
7 years ago
The issues is fixed as it seem, I got new Firefox crashes when watching a embedded quicktime movie. Beside that rendering works.
7 years ago
figured it out... If i take off the second display and only have it on my main display only, it plays in real time
planB Multimedia Group
7 years ago
Yep, can confirm that 7.4.1 runs smoothly and fixes the issue.
Well, they still didn't change the Vista x64 bug (the black bar). But other than that, it seems to work OK.
7 years ago
I know this isn't a after effect help forum. But I have a problem with previewing HD Material on my mac. I have it set up to 720p to view on my second monitor but it plays back at around 7.5 frames when it should be 24. My graphics card doesn't support openGL, and i think that is the problem. any advice?

I'm running a dual 2 GHz PowerPC G5 at 4.5 GB with a ATI Radeon 9600
7 years ago
macworld.com confirms that it fixes the problem.
7 years ago
I AM A TV COMMERCIAL PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR FOR FOX5 LAS VEGAS, THANKS FOR THE INFO AND LINK, I JUST INSTALLED THE DOWNLOAD AND IT SOLVED MY PROBLEM, I WAS HAVING THE (-54 NO ENOUGH.... BLAH, BLAH ,BLAH, ERROR. )
AND NOW I AM BACK TO FULL SPEED AND I CAN RENDER ALL ELEMENTS AND EVERY SEQUENCE I PUT ON MY RENDER QUEUE!
7 years ago
finally. No more to say!
7 years ago
if you're waiting, I'm waiting :)
Rob
7 years ago
Thnx Andrew!
7 years ago
Did a few renders and it seems fine. It even seems to fix a small bug I had with my Magic Bullet Looks! Hurrah!
Earlack
7 years ago
TheCEL said :

But yea my update was fine and dandy too..
Thanks to the all mighty AK

Update was fine too, but, LOL, I don't think AK made the update :D :D
TheCEL
7 years ago
Help is comming from all directions in this site isnt there! :)
LOVE IT!
But yea my update was fine and dandy too..
Thanks to the all mighty AK
Juan
7 years ago
FOR EVERYBODY, YES THE PROBLEM IS 100% FIXED AND IF YOU ARE MISSING SOME OF YOUR COMPRESSION SETTINGS AND CODECS JUST FOLLOW WHAT JONATHAN SAID:

"in case you were missing some of your compressing things for your rendering stuff.

open up quick time
1. go under QuickTime preferences
2. go to the advanced tab
3. under media encoding, check the box to enable encoding using legacy codecs"
Kris
7 years ago
I never upgrade since they had the latest version. Ive been waiting if someone ever tried the new version and fix then thats where I come in. I will only upgrade my QT if its 100% guaranteed its fix!
Jonathan
7 years ago
wait! i'm silly. After ready some more post I found this... just in case you were missing some of your compressing things for your rendering stuff.

open up quick time
1. go under QuickTime preferences
2. go to the advanced tab
3. under media encoding, check the box to enable encoding using legacy codecs

I'm a happy camper now. I still wouldn't update if I could take it all back, hahah.
Jonathan
7 years ago
Yes and no. Rending works, but Soreson is still missing. This was the first time I opened after effects in almost a week. Sad times it is.
7 years ago
Also, for us Mac users, the new AE upgrade combined with the latest QT Makes AE Leopard compatible (finally) but, I'm waiting to hear for sure.
c
7 years ago
I HAVE to update. Quicktime keeps crashing my Firefox.
Juan
7 years ago
YES, I updated quicktime on Monday and I have not have any problems, I have made many render tests and it works perfectly with Adobe after effects cs3

The issue is fixed you can update now and of course don't forget to update afters too

=D
7 years ago
I'm never going to upgrade to that one. It always pops up on my Mac asking for
an upgrade.
7 years ago
I'm still not going to upgrade haha.
JP
7 years ago
http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/02/06/quicktime-7-4-1-update-fixes-aftereffects-rendering-issue

Apparently they did fix the issue, but as Andrew said, its best to wait.
renzo giunta
7 years ago
ill wait too to see what happens, pls people post the event xD
STEVEN
7 years ago
HIp Pip Horrray!
7 years ago
Horrray!
Lurence
7 years ago
I think they have fixed the issues...
7 years ago
Thanks for the update, i think ill wait too! We need some guinea pigs!!!
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