Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Allow QuickTime 7.1.3 to handle Flash movies Apps
If you're having trouble with Flash movies and the latest version of QuickTime (7.1.3), it's probably due to a new setting in the QuickTime System Preferences panel. In my case, I couldn't see any Flash previews in the Finder, as one example of the broken behavior. As noted on Apple's discussions site, in this thread about .swf files on iWeb, there's a new Flash-specific setting on the Advanced tab: Enable Flash, which is not enabled by default.

To change it, simply check the box. As noted under that setting, you'll have to relaunch your applications for the settings to take effect. On my machine, after enabling Flash and restarting the Finder, I was again able to see Flash movie previews again.

It seems that many people will not automatically think to check their preferences -- but do so before going elsewhere screaming that Apple broke their favorite function with this latest update.
    •    
  • Currently 1.50 / 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  (2 votes cast)
 
[30,060 views]  

Allow QuickTime 7.1.3 to handle Flash movies | 9 comments | Create New Account
Click here to return to the 'Allow QuickTime 7.1.3 to handle Flash movies' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Allow QuickTime 7.1.3 to handle Flash movies
Authored by: billbarstad on Sep 15, '06 08:45:45AM

I enable flash playback for QuickTime 7.1.3 on my Panther system and restarted QuickTime. It gave an error message, 'Movie could not be opened' when I tried to play both .swf and .flv files. Phooey!



[ Reply to This | # ]
Allow QuickTime 7.1.3 to handle Flash movies
Authored by: tabaks on Sep 15, '06 11:22:39AM

The pref. is turned off because the Flash version in QT is OLDER than the one you install from Adobe website. So, it is not desabled to annoy YOU, you're just a few miles farther away from the center of the universe than you thought.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Re: Allow QuickTime 7.1.3 to handle Flash movies
Authored by: Uncle Asad on Sep 15, '06 03:39:04PM

Am I the only one who's *happy* Apple *finally* did this? QT won't play most of the Flash content out there today, but every QT update would make QT take over from the the Flash plugin, leading to scores of users complaining about the "QT ?" on all these pages, wondering why QT was broken....

Hooray for Apple for finally doing the right thing, and boo on everyone telling people how to mess things up again....



[ Reply to This | # ]
Allow QuickTime 7.1.3 to handle Flash movies
Authored by: jimr on Sep 15, '06 09:31:23PM
Personally I haven't witnessed any conflicts between the Quicktime support for flash and the Flash™ plugin.
There is some idea that the browser will use the most recently installed plugin which supports a given format. So, it seems that re-installing the Flash™ Plugin might help. (especially on Windows)
otherwise, if you can produce a URL pointing at a specific problem file, it would be of interest to all.
My original problem was with older flash movies which I knew should show some sort of preview in the finder other than the Flash™ logo.
This hint covers that situation and also the ability to open and export any compatible .swf files to a bitmapped movie format, for example, in a vector graphics to movie workflow situation.
There are still other factors why an individual flash movie may not work in Quicktime™, however, at least Flash™ movies saved in Flash 5 or lower compatible format should display a picture. and open in QT 7.1.3.
if this doesn't fix the particular problem you are experiencing, I recommend that you have a look at Apple Discussion Forums-Quicktime where many solutions and problems are being discussed at this moment.

---
-----------------


[ Reply to This | # ]

Allow QuickTime 7.1.3 to handle Flash movies
Authored by: jedik on Sep 16, '06 01:17:08AM

Yeah, I've not tried it yet, but it seems that the preference that the hint's about is only for the QuickTime app itself and/or Finder integration. It's *not* related to the MIME settings...

---
:: Jedi Knight ::
-- Mac Rules! --



[ Reply to This | # ]
Allow QuickTime 7.1.3 to handle Flash movies
Authored by: knurd on Sep 17, '06 03:49:33PM

I'm trying to publish a quicktime movie from Flash and it's telling me I'm missing a quicktime component. I've tried everything. If someone has this same problem then please let me know what I have to do. This happened after the "upgrade".

Running flash 2004MX



[ Reply to This | # ]
Allow QuickTime 7.1.3 to handle Flash movies
Authored by: pezcore on Dec 12, '06 07:47:56AM

You have to open your system preferences, then in the internet and networking section you'll find quicktime. Double click it and then go to the advanced tab. One of the check boxes is to allow flash in quicktime.

However, for anyone else out there that may know - doing this was also supposed to fix the export from Flash to create a quicktime movie. Enabling the feature did not fix my issue. I tried having my flash publish settings as flash 5 and flash 4, either way it gives me the finger and tells me that I'm missing a component. I can watch flash in quictime now, I just can't publish to .mov. I also have a PC in my work area and the fix worked on it, but I have fonts on my Mac and really just perfer using my Mac that I would really like to get it to work. Any help is appreciated.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Allow QuickTime 7.1.3 to handle Flash movies
Authored by: pezcore on Dec 12, '06 07:51:01AM

I'm having the same issue in Flash Pro 8. The enabling of Flash in Quicktime is supposed to fix this. You just have to have your publish settings for the Flash movie as Flash 5. Not an issue because there is no actionscript in the movie I need to publish. Enabling Flash did fix the issue on my PC, however, I need to do this from my MacBook Pro due to fonts.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Allow QuickTime 7.1.3 to handle Flash movies
Authored by: macshome on Sep 18, '06 05:38:59AM

It's because the version of Flash that QT supports is now out of date compared to the Adobe plugin.

IIRC, it's even in the read me for the update.

---
http://www.afp548.com
Breaking my server to save yours.



[ Reply to This | # ]