Quicktime 7.2 – stay away for now…
Internally, emails sometimes fly about within Adobe. We use this as a way of keeping each other informed about the good, the bad and the ugly. I’m not sure which one this falls under, but it certainly isn’t under ‘the good’.
In my inbox today was some threads and links to problems having to do with Quicktime not playing nice with Rosetta based applications. To quote a link posted below, "one of the most serious issues ever associated with an incremental QuickTime update"
Ugh…So – stay away from this particular update until it all gets straightened out. Of course, this is if you own an Intel based Mac.
Update – 8/31/07: Somehow, during one of the regular Macintosh updates, I somehow didn’t deselect the Quicktime 7.2 update and whamo! I was stuck! Looking for an easy way out, I came upon Pacifist, which is a software package that will allow individual installs. It allowed me to install Quicktime 7.1.6 over 7.2 after a fashion and at least for me, it seems to be working reasonably well.
Charlesoft/Pacifist can be had here: Pacifist
It’s also worth noting that a LOT of software companies and users have had issues with QuickTime 7.2, so hopefully users are staying away from it until it’s all sorted out.