Installing CS4 after CS5 has been known to cause problems. Put simply, the CS4 installer doesn't respect some CS5 components and stomps all over them.
Installing CS5 after CS4 works fine. I've done it one half a dozen machines. The CS5 installer was created to know about and not interfere with the CS4 components.
Latest versions of Quicktime and Windows Media Player.
Get rid of Quicktime and don't use WMP. Players like VLC, The KMPlayer and GOM are much better and will play just about anything.
I'm sorry, but "get rid of Quicktime and Windows Media Player..."???
Did I miss something over the years but don't we need Quicktime installed for video functionality in CS apps and WMP is built into Window OS so how might one "get rid of it"???
Those are hardly 3rd party apps in any shape or form. Thanks for the conversation, rg
Strictly speaking, QuickTime Player is not required for Premiere Pro. However, if you intended to ingest or export to any QuickTime formats, you need it installed. There is a certain contigent on the forum that, at every opportunity, rails against QuickTime. For some of us, it's a vital part of our workflow, despite its foibles, and eliminating it is simple not an option. For the others, they don't need it in their daily work, and so classify it as unnecessary for all. I suggest you determine what's necessary for your particular workflow and ignore the static.
As far as Windows Media Player is concerned: it's far from the best or most capable media player, but it's also the LCD (lowest common denominator). If it plays/look good there, it'll work anywhere else. I certainly wouldn't ever recommend using it for any QC role, but sometimes you're dealing with end users who--shall we say--are not the most technically astute, and the Law of KISS applies.
So regardless of the scapegoating, if you need these tools, keep 'em in your toolbox...
Exactly as I feel. "KISS" is my mantra and I like to test everything at the lowest common denometer (many of my clients). That comment echoed what many have thought about my Bridge/mpeg problem: "what'ca need to do that for?" Duh!! Try to find a shot from a shoot 4 years ago for a new project that the client remember using before, but only remembers it visually, Bridge has been my tool since it was released.
Thanks for the conversation. rg
Yeah, wish we could get the MPEG issue sussed out--I'm guessing this is just an as-yet-lacking feature of Bridge, that will hopefully be addressed in an update/future version.
In the meantime, you might want to take a look at CatDV; it's a pretty amazing cataloging and digital asset management tool. Check out the demo version and see if it might suit your needs. I think the $89 version would probably cover your basis, and offer a lot of functionality that Bridge does not (which I still view as a photo browsing app, not a video browsing app).
Colin's point is well made.
Just for clarification, I wasn't suggesting you get rid of Windows Media Player, simply that you not use it. There are better players out there that often overcome whatever issues you're having with WMP.