QuickTime 7.0.2 - File Extension Problems

I used misterd’s “FULL recipe” and at first everything looked good. The script method (note 1) removed the system tray icon (after a reboot), the auto-connect to Apple’s website is no more, and I don’t get the pesky upgrade notices. But I noticed a problem. The file extensions aren’t being registered. Looking in the options I find that only the file types “QuickTime Movie” are listed, yet even these aren’t registered to QuickTime. I tried setting this to “Use Defaults” and saving another copy of the .qtp file, and still no luck.

So I tried to go back a step and try the install without my MST:

msiexec /i ISScript11.Msi /qb
msiexec /i QuickTime.msi TRANSFORMS=1033.mst ISSETUPDRIVEN=1 /QR

Yet still the same problem. To add to that, the ReadMe icon isn’t working because the HTM file is never copied. Now, I really don’t care about this. I usually remove the icon; one less thing for the users to play with. But it seems to indicate that the default English transform (1033.mst) isn’t working.

Anyway, my only real problem is with the file extensions. Ultimately I’d like QuickTime set to the defaults.

Any suggestions? Anyone else run into this?


Note: I originally posted this so the "QuickTime 7.02 exe bad for unattended?" thread. This is just a copy of that post.

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Posted by: fetgor 15 years ago
Senior Purple Belt
Hi, I have the same problem, some of the extensions are being associated but not ie *.mov.
I'll investigate more....
Posted by: fetgor 15 years ago
Senior Purple Belt
Ok,now I now how it works - during the last phase of thi installaion if using the default *.exe installation a button appears, that is called MIME and file extensions, this is registering all file associations.
If doing a snapshot of this by default on my clean XP 39 changes are made.
Now all I have to do is to find out which are being changed and added cause I dont want to make "unnessesary" changes that if uninstalling this application will cause some file ass. to be removed .
Posted by: fetgor 15 years ago
Senior Purple Belt
*.aiff were changed, so now it is just to take a clean machine install the default *.exe file and in wise to manually import all the other file associations....[:@]
Posted by: fetgor 15 years ago
Senior Purple Belt
Puh - all done..I think this was the only way....or??
Posted by: enzogoy 15 years ago
Orange Belt
Hi all

I'm just doing the same thing. Run the install file, get the .msi and .mst file then deploy them through GPO. After installation, it'll not run .mov file when you double click on it, you have to open Quicktime first, then open that file. And it also in trouble with running through ie as well.

Is there anyone have a solution for this version?

thanks in advance.
Posted by: fetgor 15 years ago
Senior Purple Belt
I Had the same problem I solved it by imopting the following file assassiations to wise from the system - this is how my tables looks like after the import.

This is from my MIME table:


And this from the Extansion table:

And in the verb table:


Posted by: acatarzi 15 years ago
Yellow Belt

I'm no programmer or whiz-bang computer guru ... I'm just looking for an installer script for QT 7 for Windows that works. The script I've used for QT 6.5 works -- any other script I've found, doesn't. Unless, someone here has one. Do you? Heck, I'd pay for one.

Adrian Catarzi
Posted by: turbokitty 15 years ago
6th Degree Black Belt
For me, the recipe worked fine with some tweaks and additions of my own. It crapped out when I deployed the package with the system account that Marimba uses.
Can you get the recipe to work pre-deployment with a manual install?
I can send you my MST if you want to look at it. Maybe it'll work in your environment.
Posted by: Gastro 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
I just took a Ordinary SetupCapture of Quicktimeinstaller.exe. After the install I started quicktime and made a the changes In preferences I wanted then ended the setupCapture.

Then I had a nice msi-package that worked without any problem.. Have tested it with both AD and SMS deployment.
Posted by: meastaugh1 15 years ago
Senior Purple Belt
I'm also struggling with this one. I've modified the MSI to allow it to install and include the necessary registry entry to hide the systray icon etc. I still can't get file association to work though.

I've tried copying the verb, extension and mime data provided by fetgor into my transform's tables, but validation produces various errors (no circular reference etc). When I try to install, I get Installer Error 2709 from IDriverT.
Posted by: wd40 15 years ago
Orange Senior Belt
How did you get the systray icon?

I've been able to add some of the registry for the file association (I got half so far), but couldnt with the systray icon.
Posted by: meastaugh1 15 years ago
Senior Purple Belt
How did you get the systray icon?
When you try and add some entries to the Registry table they don't actually get written. After a couple of hours trying to figure it out, I found that one of QT's CustomActions (QTPluginInstaller_QTInstallProc) clears out the registry. I assume this is to remove registry entries created by previous versions of Quicktime. Re-ordering this CustomAction in the InstallExecuteSequence table allows registry entries entered in the Registry table to be created. I sequenced it at 4990, so it's before WriteRegistryValues.
Posted by: wd40 15 years ago
Orange Senior Belt
That is great! Thanks!
First time I tried it, I had an error, but restarted my transform from scratch and now it's working!

Thanks again!
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