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Thread: Quicktime and FireFox - Constant Crashes

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    Quicktime and FireFox - Constant Crashes

    Can anyone explain why this keeps happening? Some QT movies are okay, others not. Internet Explorer has issues with the same movies, but it doesn't crash unlike FireFox, which bombs everytime.

    Is it web designer setting up the page incorrectly, FireFox or Quicktime? Can I do anything about it?

    Have to say, QT of late has been unstable as hell, outside of browsers too. If I try and update using the option inside the QT player, boom! Crash, everytime, although if I use Apple Software Update everything is fine.
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    'quicktimeh264.qtx' seems to be the offending module, clearly a bad Apple!
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    I have been having a similar issue of qt movies crashing IE7. I did some checking around and from what I gathered the problem has to do with the google toolbar. Or some of the features of the bar, I disabled page ranking and most but not all of the crashing has stopped.
    I don't really want to uninstall the bar, because I love the spell checker. Oh how I wish IE would come with one. I don't know why it doesn't, most of Office does and outlook express does.
    Oh well enough rambling, lol.
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    Are you guys using Windows XP Profession 64 bit? If you are, then most likely the QuickTime plug in is trying to perform some type of operation that is ok for the 32 bit windows, but not ok for the 64 bit version of windows. 64 Bit windows is a lot more strict than the 32 bit version.

    I am having the same problem which started when I upgraded to the latest version of QuickTime.

    To work around this problem, you can save the movie to your computer and then play from there.

    The reason why sometime QuickTime works and sometimes it doesn't is the way the web site configures it video streaming. There are many different way a QuickTime movie can be streamed through your browser. Some methods will create an exception or fault on a 64 bit window system.

    I hope this helps. Also there is a new version of Firefox: version 2.0.0.4. You might want to update to this version and then try accessing a QuickTime movie from a video site.

    Can you post a link to a QuickTime movie that is crashing your Firefox so that I can try to duplicate your problem?

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    ????

    there is no quicktime in win xp64...

    that 's why me now thinks that quicktime suketh... time to move on ...
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    I am using xp pro 32-bit version. I am thinking MS broke something with the plug ins requiring them to have a certificate or something along those lines. But I don't recall when the break occurred, after I installed IE7 or after upgrading quicktime.
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    Using XP Pro 32bit here, latest QT Pro and FireFox, I don't have the Google toolbar installed on IE either, this all started happening when I updated QT not so long ago. So I reckon the issue lies with possible changes in the QT plugin.

    Go to this page and click on the 'See the Trailer' link, try the large QT one:

    http://www.goldencompassmovie.com/
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    Yep identical problem here. The worst part is, is that once it crashes, if you try and let firefox recover the page/s it will continue to crash. I hope they get this fixed, i dont like having to right-click/download everything.
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    32 bit xp pro here as well. qt 7.1.3 through firefox equals no problem .

    good luck in your sleuthing.
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    I'm on QuickTrash 7.1.6.

    Of course the other problem is not all websites have the right click download target option because they are within a Flash based interface.
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    Why do people still use QuickTime when there are alternatives for years like the FREE Gom video player or the incredible and also FREE Media Player Classic beats me....these two read ANYTHING inclusive unfinished movie downloads...

    Another thing... IE ??? Firefox ???? man...Opera 4 ever

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    I don't know about 'GOM' but Media Player Classic doesn't play anything unless you have that particular codec installed on your machine.

    Matt,

    I just tried with Quicktime 7.1.5, Firefox 2.0.0.4, and XPpro32. Trailer played fine.

    My FFox just updated itself yesterday to this version, fwiw.

    So no 'real' help from me but at least I didn't smirk at all the particular programs you choose to use...

    Jim

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    This has been happening since before 7.1.5, even tried uninstalling it, didn't work
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    I am also using 7.1.6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sil3
    Why do people still use QuickTime when there are alternatives for years like the FREE Gom video player or the incredible and also FREE Media Player Classic beats me....these two read ANYTHING inclusive unfinished movie downloads...

    Another thing... IE ??? Firefox ???? man...Opera 4 ever
    Because I do not trust "free" apps very far. I only use them when I must. Normally there is a catch to being free and you pay for it later.
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