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Quick tip for Final Cut Studio filesets 07 Jan 2010 19:56 #169

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Hey,

We have had some "Codec not found" issues when deploying Final Cut Studio with Filewave. We found that the way Filewave places files in "/Library/QuickTime" and "/System/Library/QuickTime" does not update the QuickTime Components cache files.
QuickTime components cache
/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.Components2.SystemCache.QuickTimeComponents
/Library/Caches/com.apple.Components2.LocalCache.QuickTimeComponents
To easily update those cache files, we found a neat trick in a postflight script from Apple's latest Pro Applications update (ProApplicationsUpdate2009-01). All you need to do, is to include a script in your fileset, or make a separate fileset with a script that "touches" those two QuickTime folders like this.
#!/bin/sh/usr/bin/touch -c /Library/QuickTime/usr/bin/touch -c /System/Library/QuickTimeexit 0
This also fixes a problem where Final Cut Pro 7 might crash when it begins to load the Motion Master Templates at launch. This happens if the QuickTime Components Cache is not updated by other installers. Be aware that several PKG installers that install kernel extensions touch the "/System/Library/Extensions" folder to make the kernel extensions cache refresh on reboot. The same tip applies to those kind of packages. Have a look here for more info on caches in Snow Leopard: [url=http://http://www.maintain.se/cocktail/help/snowleopard/files/caches/system.html]http://www.maintain.se/cocktail/help/snowleopard/files/caches/system.html[/url] You can learn quite a few tricks by inspecting Apple's package installers. Hope this can be of some help.


Thank you. I was just about 01 Feb 2010 15:15 #732

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Thank you. I was just about to create a Final cut fileset, so this little heads up is much appreciated.


I was having a similar 29 Jul 2010 14:24 #792

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I was having a similar problem with iMovie. It would launch but come up with an error about missing QuickTime components. Running this script fixed that too. Thanks for the post!
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