QuickTime 7.0.4 Pulled without reason

QuickTime 7.0.1 Reinstaller

Earlier today Apple released QuickTime 7.0.4. It was said to have numerous bug fixes and provided compatibility with iLife ’06. Now, Apple has mysteriously pulled the updater, and issued a QuickTime 7.0.1 Reinstaller. No reason is given why.

If you haven’t already installed the update… don’t. If you did, it may be a good idea to run the 7.0.1 reinstaller.

Found via MacMinute

UPDATE: It appears as though Apple has re-issued the 7.0.4 update. Both the web site and the Software Update feature of OSX appear to have the new installer. If you are unsure what version you installed, it may be a good idea to run the 7.0.1 reinstaller, and then upgrade again.

4 thoughts on “QuickTime 7.0.4 Pulled without reason”

  1. The reason Apple did this, was that Microsoft released Flip4Mac (WMV-support for QT). Now, the Flip4Mac plugin doesn’t work in 7.0.4… Therefore; if you already installed 7.0.4; you can degrade it to 7.0.1 – install Flip4Mac – and then upgrade to 7.0.3…

    Now you know.

  2. As a follow up to the prevous comment, Flip4Mac is a company that makes WMV Player and WMV Studio. They allow you to play / convert Windows Media Files in QuickTime.

    I first wrote about WMV Studio back in July (05). I’ve been using v1 since then and it works great. v1 seems to work fine with QT 7.0.4. I haven’t had any problems. They recently released v2, but I haven’t upgraded yet, so I don’t know if there are any incompatibilities.

    For clarification, I’m pretty sure Microsoft doesn’t own Flip4Mac.

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