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  • Question

  • By: paddy cake

    I just downloaded the trial version of Media Expression.  (I am already using 
    Media Web).  I was prompted to also download Quicktime.  After downloading 
    Quicktime, it failed to install.   After going to Quicktime support, I can 
    see that they are having some issues with Vista.  I am using Vista home 
    premium 64 bit.   Without Quicktime, no Media Expression.  Right?  Any way 
    around this issue?   Such a funny thing, forcing Microsoft users to use a 
    competitor’s product before they can use theirs.    
    
    Please help.  I really want to start using Media Expression.   Will the same 
    problem be there with the purchased version?
    
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:06 PM
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Answers

  • By: Robert

    Hi Paddy,
    
    Yes you need Quicktime. AFAIK Quicktime doesn't yet support Vista 64 bit.
    
    Expression Media started life as a Mac product. It is common for DAM apps to 
    rely on Quicktime to support numerous file formats, both Mac and Windows. 
    
    -- Robert.
    Robert Edwards
    iView MediaPro 3.1.3
    Windows Vista / Mac OS X
    
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:07 PM
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  • By: Robert

    Hi Paddy,
    
    Yes you need Quicktime. AFAIK Quicktime doesn't yet support Vista 64 bit.
    
    Expression Media started life as a Mac product. It is common for DAM apps to 
    rely on Quicktime to support numerous file formats, both Mac and Windows. 
    
    -- Robert.
    Robert Edwards
    iView MediaPro 3.1.3
    Windows Vista / Mac OS X
    
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:07 PM
    Moderator
  • By: Carl

    Robert, could you expand on that comment about relying on QT for file format
    support? Do you mean that to convert from "Format A" to "Format B" EM will
    use QT to import Format A into QT then export to Format B?

    I've survived nearly seven years without QT and its pestering upgrade
    popups, cpu-sucking background processes, and up-version incompatibilities.
    I don't see why I can't even INSTALL the product without it. Please pass
    along my dissatisfaction.


    "Robert" wrote:

    > Hi Paddy,
    >
    > Yes you need Quicktime. AFAIK Quicktime doesn't yet support Vista 64 bit.
    >
    > Expression Media started life as a Mac product. It is common for DAM apps to
    > rely on Quicktime to support numerous file formats, both Mac and Windows.
    >
    > -- Robert.
    > Robert Edwards
    > iView MediaPro 3.1.3
    > Windows Vista / Mac OS X
    >
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:08 PM
    Moderator
  • By: Kevin Bier

    Hi, folks,
    
    QuickTime was built at the heart of iView MediaPro and enables the product 
    to interpret dozens of different media file types.  It also allows conversion 
    of many formats (from "Format A" to "Format B").  iView MediaPro was quite 
    successful using that technology.
    
    As we migrate parts of iVMP to more modern technologies in xMedia, it would 
    be reasonable to expect the footprint of QuickTime to be reduced.  
    Technologies like WIC (Windows Imaging Components) and CoreGraphics will play 
    a role in that transition on both platforms.
    
    QuickTime is a core part of today's product.
    
    kb
    
    Kevin Bier
    Group Manager
    xMedia
    
    "Carl" wrote:
    
    > Robert, could you expand on that comment about relying on QT for file format 
    > support?  Do you mean that to convert from "Format A" to "Format B" EM will 
    > use QT to import Format A into QT then export to Format B?
    > 
    > I've survived nearly seven years without QT and its pestering upgrade 
    > popups, cpu-sucking background processes, and up-version incompatibilities.  
    > I don't see why I can't even INSTALL the product without it.  Please pass 
    > along my dissatisfaction.
    > 
    > 
    > "Robert" wrote:
    > 
    > > Hi Paddy,
    > > 
    > > Yes you need Quicktime. AFAIK Quicktime doesn't yet support Vista 64 bit.
    > > 
    > > Expression Media started life as a Mac product. It is common for DAM apps to 
    > > rely on Quicktime to support numerous file formats, both Mac and Windows. 
    > > 
    > > -- Robert.
    > > Robert Edwards
    > > iView MediaPro 3.1.3
    > > Windows Vista / Mac OS X
    > > 
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:08 PM
    Moderator
  • By: carl

    Thank you Kevin, for suggesting that future EM versions will rely less on
    QuickTime.

    "Kevin Bier" wrote:

    > Hi, folks,
    >
    > QuickTime was built at the heart of iView MediaPro and enables the product
    > to interpret dozens of different media file types. It also allows conversion
    > of many formats (from "Format A" to "Format B"). iView MediaPro was quite
    > successful using that technology.
    >
    > As we migrate parts of iVMP to more modern technologies in xMedia, it would
    > be reasonable to expect the footprint of QuickTime to be reduced.
    > Technologies like WIC (Windows Imaging Components) and CoreGraphics will play
    > a role in that transition on both platforms.
    >
    > QuickTime is a core part of today's product.
    >
    > kb
    >
    > Kevin Bier
    > Group Manager
    > xMedia
    >
    > "Carl" wrote:
    >
    > > Robert, could you expand on that comment about relying on QT for file format
    > > support? Do you mean that to convert from "Format A" to "Format B" EM will
    > > use QT to import Format A into QT then export to Format B?
    > >
    > > I've survived nearly seven years without QT and its pestering upgrade
    > > popups, cpu-sucking background processes, and up-version incompatibilities.
    > > I don't see why I can't even INSTALL the product without it. Please pass
    > > along my dissatisfaction.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Robert" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Hi Paddy,
    > > >
    > > > Yes you need Quicktime. AFAIK Quicktime doesn't yet support Vista 64 bit.
    > > >
    > > > Expression Media started life as a Mac product. It is common for DAM apps to
    > > > rely on Quicktime to support numerous file formats, both Mac and Windows.
    > > >
    > > > -- Robert.
    > > > Robert Edwards
    > > > iView MediaPro 3.1.3
    > > > Windows Vista / Mac OS X
    > > >
    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:09 PM
    Moderator