Apple - Support - Discussions - When will Apple fix QT 7.4.5: no sound ...So if my FLIP camcorder stops working because the software is broken, can I make a warranty claim?
...FLIP uses the 3ivx codec. I recall that the version they were distributing last I checked was described by 3ivx as having severe security issues. 3ivx distributed a newer version but FLIP doesn't distribute it.
It may be that Apple's 7.4.5 Quicktime update fix took care of the security problem -- by deliberately or unavoidably disabling the 3ivx codec. If so, that would be, shall we say, not very nice of them.
Under the circumstances it would have been nice of Apple to have also created a kb article about the problem.
Of course FLIP should also have created a kb article, and by now they should have had a fix.
It's noteworthy though, how few complaints there are in this forum. Evidently the group of people who are using FLIP video with 10.4.11 and applying security fixes and who know about discussion forums is really, really, tiny...
No, I didn't think so.
Update 6/5/08: If you try exporting from QT Pro, you'll see no options to export the audio stream. QT Pro is not "aware" of an audio component.
Update 6/5/08b: I installed the 3ivx.com 5.0.2 codec (trial version). It doesn't work either. Happily, we're seeing more complaints on the 3ivx forum. Frustrated users may wish to install the 3ivx s/w, then register for the forum and complain it doesn't work.
Update 6/5/08c: I uninstalled 3ivx.com 5.0.2 and installed the Perian preference pane codec collection. It works. I'm able to export to Apple Intermediate Codec. Uninstalling the 3ivx.com codec will disable the Flip import utility, you will need to drag files over by hand. The import utility reads Flip metadata and puts the image acquisition date in the file name, I'm sorry to lose that.
A pox on Apple, PureDigital and 3ivx.com alike. Blessings to the Perian LGPL development team. (Now if only they'd use something other than PayPal for donations ...)