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  • Thu, Nov 13 2008 3:28 AM

    • ssthilaire
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    Unable to import anything into Avid Free Dv :(

    I have Quicktime installed on my computer already, but everytime I log on to Avid Free DV, I get the following message: 

    "Quicktime is not installed on this system, it is strongly recommended you install it. Some effects will not function properly without it. ".

    And when I try to import any type of files (quicktimes, mpgs, avi) I get this message:

    "The file format (name of file) is not supported for import."

    HELP!

  • Thu, Nov 13 2008 3:40 AM In reply to

    Re: Unable to import anything into Avid Free Dv :(

    What are your system specs?  Avid Free DV is pretty antique, and your OS or QT may be too new.

    Symphony 8.8.x w/Avid Nitris DX, HP z420, Windows 10, QT v7.7.x, Hexa Core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro Series 2000 w/353.82. 2TB Boot, 2 x 3TB internal... [view my complete system specs]

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  • Thu, Nov 13 2008 3:47 AM In reply to

    • ssthilaire
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    Re: Unable to import anything into Avid Free Dv :(

    My OS is Windows Vista... im not sure which version of quicktime I have it just says quicktime installer.

  • Thu, Nov 13 2008 3:53 AM In reply to

    Re: Unable to import anything into Avid Free Dv :(

    Free DV was not designed for Vista, and is now EOL (End of life).  That might not be the problem though.  At a minimum, you need to Right-Click on the Avid FreeDV app, and set the Compatibility to Win XP.  Meanwhile, if you're on Vista, I'm positive your Quicktime is too new.

    Symphony 8.8.x w/Avid Nitris DX, HP z420, Windows 10, QT v7.7.x, Hexa Core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro Series 2000 w/353.82. 2TB Boot, 2 x 3TB internal... [view my complete system specs]

    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
    *******************************
    Randall L. Rike, ACI, ACSR Mac*Win*Unity*ISIS*DS
    Systems Engineer @ BET Networks [a Viacom company]
    (wwld)

  • Thu, Nov 13 2008 3:57 AM In reply to

    • ssthilaire
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    Re: Unable to import anything into Avid Free Dv :(

    ok, Is there somewhere I can dowmload an older version of quicktime?

  • Thu, Nov 13 2008 4:45 AM In reply to

    • engr.jpc
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    Re: Unable to import anything into Avid Free Dv :(

    I guess you need QT v5.0, you can download it here:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=120133

    FYI, Avid Xpress DV is only supported for Win XP.

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    JPEC

    Systems Engineer

  • Thu, Nov 13 2008 11:38 AM In reply to

    • ssthilaire
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    Re: Unable to import anything into Avid Free Dv :(

    It worked! Thanks for all your help!Smile

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