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  • Tue, May 3 2016 5:41 PM

    • Rohan
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    No more Quicktime on windows

    Avid on my laptop wont import or link to .mov files. i think its because i do not have quicktime installed on my laptop and thats because of the security threat due to Apple ending its support on Windows. When I attempt to AMA link to .mov files it says "Unable to link to file or volume. You may need to download AMA plugin...." and when I try to import it reads "the file format is not supported for import''. There are no / or . or any other characters in the file path. i downlowded the quicktime AMA plugins from Avids website and still no luck. I am running Media COmposer 8.4.2 

    Also whenever I startup Avid an error appears that reads "Quicktime is not installed on ths system. It is strongly recommened that you install the latest version. Some effects wont function properly without it".

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  • Tue, May 3 2016 6:08 PM In reply to

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    Re: No more Quicktime on windows

    Read this Knowledge Base article:

    Link 1

    And this thread for background:

    Link 2

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  • Wed, May 4 2016 11:56 AM In reply to

    • lalittle
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    Re: No more Quicktime on windows

    The KB article states that you have to uninstall both MC and QT, then re-install QT with the limited options, then install MC again.  I'm trying to confirm if this is actually necessary given that you can go into the windows control panel and select "uninstall a program," then highlight Quicktime and select "change" instead of "uninstall."  This gives you a menu where you can select "Modify," at which point you can modify the QT installation choices in the way the KB article suggests.  After you do this, QT is reinstalled with the correct options.  This is vastly quicker and easier than fully uninstalling and reinstalling everything, and as far as I know, has the same end result -- i.e. Avid continues to work normally, and QT is installed with limited options.

    Can someone confirm whether or not this is not a viable solution?  Is the full uninstall/reinstall process just being "extra safe," or is there some actual reason to doing it this way?  Nobody has addressed the idea of doing a "change/modify" install from the control panel, but I can't tell if this is just because nobody has fully looked into this as a possible solution.

    Thanks for any solid information on this,

    L

  • Wed, May 4 2016 4:59 PM In reply to

    • jcfrance
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    Re: No more Quicktime on windows

    Hi,

    Personally I uninstalled QT completely and then I riinstalled the essential core + QT player and especially not the rest (plugin, etc ...). No more message of MC on startup.


    Then I went on QT file read test servers to ensure that I could not read QT file from the web (which is the major security flaw).

    Each time the browser replied that the file is not recognized and that I had to install QT.

    Initially, this test assures me that I should not accidentally read a .MOV from the web and from there be infected. Now it should remain cautious pending AVID make us a lasting solution without QT.

    The links :
    https: itascacc.ims.mnscu.edu/shared/MnScuStudentTutorials/MnSCUBrowserTest.html (very good)
    http: www.medicalrounds.com/quicktimecheck/tr ... oting.html
    http: www.grandprospect.com/vtour/qttest.htm
    http: www.csus.edu/atcs/tools/mediaserver/wiz ... output.htm
    http: quicktime.tc.columbia.edu/users/iml/movies/mtest.html
    http: trailers.apple.com/trailers/
    http: www.ist.rit.edu/~rpv/local/tutorials/embedding_video/
    http: www.uwosh.edu/faculty_staff/liske/music ... estQT.html
    http: mac.sillydog.org/qt/mov/embed_stream.php

  • Thu, May 5 2016 9:54 AM In reply to

    • lalittle
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    Re: No more Quicktime on windows

    Can you point me to a reliably safe QT test server?

    Thanks,

    L

  • Thu, May 5 2016 10:49 AM In reply to

    • jcfrance
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    Re: No more Quicktime on windows

    Hi,
    For me the best test site is:
    https://itascacc.ims.mnscu.edu/shared/MnScuStudentTutorials/MnSCUBrowserTest.html

    There is a link on this page is to read a .MOV file: TestQuicktime.mov
    Instead of seeing the video, I have a message:
    The Following are reconnu MIME type (see list below)

    Also this page returns the MIME types recognized by my browser: firefox and no Quicktime.

    We must remain cautious but it's a solution waiting for AVID.

    to test...

    MIME Type    Extensions    Associated Plug-In (if any)
    application/futuresplash    spl    Shockwave Flash
    application/java-deployment-toolkit        Java Deployment Toolkit 8.0.910.14
    application/mozilla-3dv-streaming-plugin    rts    NVIDIA 3D VISION
    application/mpeg4-iod    mp4,mpg4    VLC Web Plugin
    application/mpeg4-muxcodetable    mp4,mpg4    VLC Web Plugin
    application/ogg    ogg    VLC Web Plugin
    application/pdf    pdf    Gaaiho Doc
    application/pdf    pdf    Adobe Acrobat
    application/pdf    pdf    Gaaiho Doc
    application/vnd.adobe.pdfxml    pdfxml    Adobe Acrobat
    application/vnd.adobe.x-mars    mars    Adobe Acrobat
    application/vnd.adobe.xdp+xml    xdp    Adobe Acrobat
    application/vnd.adobe.xfd+xml    xfd    Adobe Acrobat
    application/vnd.adobe.xfdf    xfdf    Adobe Acrobat
    application/vnd.fdf    fdf    Adobe Acrobat
    application/vnd.rn-realmedia    rm    VLC Web Plugin
    application/x-adobeaamdetect        AdobeAAMDetect
    application/x-divxovshelper        DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
    application/x-google-vlc-plugin        VLC Web Plugin
    application/x-java-applet        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;deploy=11.91.2        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;javafx=8.0.91        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.8.0_91        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.1        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.2        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.3        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.4        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.1        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.5        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.6        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.7        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.8        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.8.0_91        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean;version=1.1        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.1        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.2        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.3        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean;version=1.2        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.1        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.2        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean;version=1.3        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean;version=1.3.1        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean;version=1.4        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.1        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.2        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean;version=1.5        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean;version=1.6        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean;version=1.7        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-bean;version=1.8        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-vm        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-java-vm-npruntime        Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U91
    application/x-kpmplugin        Kaspersky Password Manager Plugin
    application/x-kwikmedia        Nero Kwik Media Helper
    application/x-matroska    mkv    VLC Web Plugin
    application/x-mplayer2        VLC Web Plugin
    application/x-ogg    ogg    VLC Web Plugin
    application/x-shockwave-flash    swf    Shockwave Flash
    application/x-silverlight    scr    Silverlight Plug-In
    application/x-silverlight-2        Silverlight Plug-In
    application/x-vlc-plugin        VLC Web Plugin
    application/x-vnd-intel-webapi-ipt-4.0.68        Intel® Identity Protection Technology
    application/x-vnd-intel-webapi-updater    intel_webapi_updater-2-0    Intel® Identity Protection Technology
    application/x-vnd.google.oneclickctrl.9        Google Update
    application/x-vnd.google.update3webcontrol.3        Google Update
    application/xspf+xml    xspf    VLC Web Plugin
    audio/3gpp    3gp,3gpp    VLC Web Plugin
    audio/3gpp2    3g2,3gpp2    VLC Web Plugin
    audio/amr    amr    VLC Web Plugin
    audio/mp4    aac,mp4,mpg4    VLC Web Plugin
    audio/mpeg    mp2,mp3,mpga,mpega    VLC Web Plugin
    audio/wav    wav    VLC Web Plugin
    audio/webm    webm    VLC Web Plugin
    audio/x-flac    flac    VLC Web Plugin
    audio/x-m4a    m4a    VLC Web Plugin
    audio/x-matroska    mka    VLC Web Plugin
    audio/x-mpeg    mp2,mp3,mpga,mpega    VLC Web Plugin
    audio/x-mpegurl    m3u    VLC Web Plugin
    audio/x-ms-wma    wma    VLC Web Plugin
    audio/x-realaudio    ra    VLC Web Plugin
    audio/x-wav    wav    VLC Web Plugin
    image/jps    jps    NVIDIA 3D Vision
    image/mpo    mpo    NVIDIA 3D Vision
    image/pns    pns    NVIDIA 3D Vision
    video/3gpp    3gp,3gpp    VLC Web Plugin
    video/3gpp2    3g2,3gpp2    VLC Web Plugin
    video/avi    avi    DivX Plus Web Player
    video/divx    divx,div,avi,mkv,mp4,mov,m4v    DivX Plus Web Player
    video/divx    divx    VLC Web Plugin
    video/divxdps    smil    DivX Plus Web Player
    video/flv    flv    VLC Web Plugin
    video/mp4    mp4,mpg4    VLC Web Plugin
    video/mpeg    mpg,mpeg,mpe    VLC Web Plugin
    video/mpeg-system    mpg,mpeg,mpe,vob    VLC Web Plugin
    video/msvideo    avi    DivX Plus Web Player
    video/ogg    ogv    VLC Web Plugin
    video/vnd.avi    avi    DivX Plus Web Player
    video/webm    webm    VLC Web Plugin
    video/x-flv    flv    VLC Web Plugin
    video/x-m4v    m4v    VLC Web Plugin
    video/x-matroska    mkv    VLC Web Plugin
    video/x-mpeg    mpg,mpeg,mpe    VLC Web Plugin
    video/x-mpeg-system    mpg,mpeg,mpe,vob    VLC Web Plugin
    video/x-ms-asf    asf,asx    VLC Web Plugin
    video/x-ms-asf-plugin    asf,asx    VLC Web Plugin
    video/x-ms-wmv    wmv    VLC Web Plugin
    video/x-ms-wvx    wvx    VLC Web Plugin
    video/x-msvideo    avi    VLC Web Plugin
    video/x-msvideo    avi    DivX Plus Web Player


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  • Thu, May 5 2016 9:21 PM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: No more Quicktime on windows

    don't import movs from russion pron sites and you'll be fine Big Smile

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  • Thu, May 5 2016 10:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: No more Quicktime on windows

    A few things puzzle me about all this. First of all, Apple still offer Quicktime for Windows for download without, as far as I know, any warning.

    Secondly, did these vulnerabilities always exist or come at a certain version. If they always existed, we then have to either believe that Apple didn't know and suddenly discovered them or always knew but let some of the video industry become partially dependent, only to suddenly annouce the problems with EOL. This suggests some sort of sabotage of Windows users.

    There doesn't appear to be any information, apart from vague calls to uninstall because of some vague security threats.

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  • Fri, May 6 2016 4:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: No more Quicktime on windows

    It's impossible to know when the problem was introduced as that would require going back through every version of QT, and that's not going to happen. Given the nature of the bug which allows the attack (failure to length check incoming data against the size of the buffer, a rookie programming error) I suspect this has been there for some time. By now everyone who codes knows (or should know) to check the size of the data.

    As to whether or not people at Apple knew, I doubt it. It's a trivial fix. It could have been fixed any time in numerous releases. I'm having a hard time understanding why Apple won't fix the code, even if they intended to EOL the product all along. It's nothing more than adding the equivalent IF statement (if data_size > buffer_size throw exception "Bad Data").

    As to the threat, there's nothing vague about it. it's quite specific as to how a malicious piece of media could feed arbitrary code for execution.

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