June 3, 2005


Posted in Commentary at 6:26 am by Michael Sweeney Media

Well…well..well..  So the great Macintosh is not infallible 🙂  A bug!  But, in Apple’s defense, the bug is with DivX and not Quicktime. I have QT 7.0 installed along with some tools one of which is the Divx encoder. The problem comes into light when you send a running QT video to the dock and you *should* be able to watch it in the dock. With the DivX plugin installed, no can do. The audio plays but not the video nor can you expand it back out. You have to manually kill it (I just killed the process, I’m sure there is a more elegant way)

The solution which I stumbled over is to remove the DivX plugin from the QT library and life should be good. The boards point out that the plugin is not only responsible for the QT issues but other issues including cursors showing up in games and more. You know, in Windows, I used Divx and my Snapstream Tivo clone used to use it. I think they and I know I did, gave up on Divx due to serious stability issues. Apparently they are consistent with poorly written code across platforms.

See this thread


1 Comment »

  1. Anonymous said,

    If you haven’t already, you should check out http://www.videolan.org for all your Mac video needs.

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