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Subject:   Installing QuickTime for Java
Date:   2004-01-05 07:10:12
From:   invalidname
Response to: Installing QuickTime for Java

Mac OS X already has QuickTime Java. Take a look at /System/Library/Java/Extensions and you should see QTJSupport.jar and


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  • Installing QuickTime for Java
    2004-01-05 15:34:05  anonymous2 [View]


    Thanks, but that also appears to be QTJ 6.1 and not the 6.5 I was expecting (see the error message below). I've followed the instructions from the ADC and downloaded the QuickTime 6.5 dmg, but the installer only lets me 'Upgrade' and not perform a custom install to add the QuickTime for Java extensions. I've done some Googling and it appears that QuickTime is practically integrated into the OS, so I cannot simply remove it and do a fresh install. Do you know of another way to get just the QuickTime for Java content?


    ava -classpath /System/Library/Java/Extensions/ QTButtonDemo
    Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError
    at QTButtonDemo.<init>(
    at QTButtonDemo.main(
    Caused by: quicktime.QTRuntimeException[QTJava:6.1.0g1]Unsupported on Mac OS X and Java 1.4 and higher.,QT.vers:6508000
    ... 2 more
    • Chris Adamson photo Installing QuickTime for Java
      2004-01-05 18:06:59  Chris Adamson | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

      Looking at the stack trace, you *do* have QTJ 6.1 (the new one) and QT 6.5. The problem is that your code is using a call to a class - - that doesn't work in the new QTJ.

      When Apple moved their Java implementation from Carbon to Cocoa, they broke a lot of QTJ. They decided to re-implement a smaller subset in QTJ 6.1, deprecating the rest. Everything in is deprecated. See my article "The Return of the Blue Q" ( )

      That said, it works on Windows, and it works on Java 1.3.1 on Mac OS X. It's just not going to work on 1.4.1 on Mac.