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  • Quick Look nostalgia

    Posted by David Taylor on June 4, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    I finally updated from a early 2008 Mac Pro running Yosemite to Big Sur on a M1 mini.

    I discovered that Quick Look doesn’t show half of the things I had back on my legacy setup.

    Particularly, video codecs like animation with transparency! (and the other is the ability to copy text from a quicklook doc!)

    Anything out there that can quickly show these video formats? Or is all lost. (I thought tech was supposed to get better?!)

    David Taylor replied 2 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • John Rofrano

    June 6, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Technology does get better… and when you update it regularly you would be informed of how it was changing and what to do to stay compatible. Unfortunately, jumping 6 versions and 7 years from Yosemite to Big Sur is quite a change. Apple has dropped support for Quicktime 7, all 32 bit applications, and all 32 bit codecs. I’m guessing those are some of the ones you are missing. (This is why I stopped at Mojave because this started with Catalina)

    You can read about it here: About incompatible media in Final Cut Pro

    That article has a list of video formats still supported, and the ones that are no longer supported. If you still have your Yosemite system you can probably still do the conversions they discuss. I’m pretty sure that you cannot convert them on the new system because the old codecs simply don’t exist for it.

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  • David Taylor

    March 10, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Well, they did finally restore the ability to copy and paste from a quicklook text document. I really missed that the most.

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