Mac Hardware forum


QuickTime 7.6.6 Pro fails to execute these operations

by Macsure1 / September 3, 2011 4:12 PM PDT

After using Select All, Copy, Paste to create larger .mov files from 2 smaller ones: the movies do not contain the resource files - QT reports "cannot find file "name of file." Same happens after using "Add Audio File" via the Edit menu.
Previous: these operations worked 100s of times.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: QuickTime 7.6.6 Pro fails to execute these operations
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: QuickTime 7.6.6 Pro fails to execute these operations
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
I suspect that your QT Pro version
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 3, 2011 11:58 PM PDT

is no longer being used by the system.

Collapse -
QT Pro - IS - installed and
by Macsure1 / September 4, 2011 2:44 AM PDT

Sorry, thanks for the attempt to help. But - QT "7" is installed in the Utilities Folder "under" Snow Leopard.
I have been using QT Pro - (that extra cost feature carries forward so that registered ,paid, users can continue to use QT Pro for basic movie editing) - since I upgraded to 10.6 about 6 months ago.

Collapse -
iMovie can join clips together
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 4, 2011 5:26 AM PDT

which you can then export as QT movies.

Collapse -
QT Pro
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 6, 2011 4:45 AM PDT

has been located, thanks to your comment, and appears to be alive and well on my Lion machine.

Check to see if your version still shows a Pro. It may need the activation number again to kick it back into life

Just a thought


Collapse -
QT Pro does not perform these functions --
by Macsure1 / September 6, 2011 5:22 PM PDT
In reply to: QT Pro

Thanks, but yes, I check the status every time I upgrade either OS or QT version.
I'd bet the problem lies with prefs (plists) but unless I know which one to delete I'm hesitant.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?