4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 16, 2009 10:23 PM by (Kariath)

    After Effects 7.0 and Quicktime Plugin Conflict

      Hello "forum-ers",

      I'm using Adobe After Effects 7.0, and i've created a video in the same.I want to use this video in Adobe Flash CS3.Neither the flv nor the Quicktime formats are available in the render queue options.I presume its because i do not have Quicktime installed.But if i try to install Quicktime, AE wouldn't load.It displays a message, error while loading plug-in "Scripting", and then crashes.So, i guess there's a shared plugin somewhere in between the two.

      So if i use QT,i cant open AE.If i use AE,i cant save in QT.Similar problem lies in Flash, and its CS3 Encoder.Without installing QT, it displays a message : install DirectShow 9 "and" Quicktime 7.

      Any help appreciated!
      Many Thankx,
        • 1. Re: After Effects 7.0 and Quicktime Plugin Conflict
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant
          Well, you won't like the answer: You need to uninstall everything, then install QT, then re-install. The problem here is, that the Adobe products cannot configure certain settings if they do not know the paths to Quicktime and its extensions, including your beloved FLV extension. Part of that is done during install, so naturally it won't work by installing QT post-facto.

          Mylenium
          • 2. Re: After Effects 7.0 and Quicktime Plugin Conflict
            Level 1
            Hello Mylenium,...

            Many thanks for helping me out...

            Well i tried exactly as you've mentioned but it still wont work...i uninstalled Quicktime, After Effects 7.0, Flash CS3 (along with the encoders of flash that ship along),and then restarted the whole process of installation with QT at the first place..But it still ends up in the "scripting" plugin error.

            Could you specify which would be the best render setting for obtaining best quality output.?..i've seen 720 p outputs renderable if one has QT installed.if not, which would be the best?

            Till da nxt1,
            • 3. Re: After Effects 7.0 and Quicktime Plugin Conflict
              Mylenium Most Valuable Participant
              I'm sorry to hear that. Sounds like something is severely mixed up on your system. Do you by any chance use some widget-y system extensions? Users have reported some funny things going on when e.g. MenuMaster or specific news feed widgets are installed. In any case, since for the time being you seem to be stuck with no QT in AE, you should work with TIFF files and PSDs. Both formats are reasonably compressed (for TIFF, enable the LZW option), support 16bpc and they are handled by native Adobe loaders/ savers, which should eliminate any potential interference side effects from your defunct QT routines. In addition, TIFFs can play almost realtime in AE just like some QT CoDecs, which helps when scrubbing through a complex project.

              Mylenium
              • 4. Re: After Effects 7.0 and Quicktime Plugin Conflict
                Level 1
                Ok sir....will try that for the time being...

                thanks a lot for the quick response!!!