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Q: When I try and import a video it says I need Quicktime, however after installing QT it still gives me the same message ?

Answer: Quicktime can be troublesome for some people's computers. If you install Apple Quicktime and keep getting the message that Quicktime needs to be installed, there are a couple of solutions you can try.

Please note that Apple Quicktime is a prerequisite for Vegas Pro and Vegas Movie Studio to work properly. It is needed by certain video codecs and formats.


Apple Quicktime must be installed on the same computer you have Movie Studio or Vegas Pro installed on. This is a prerequisite for both programs and is listed in the minimum requirements. Apple Quicktime is needed in case you are working with Apple Video Codecs and Formats.

Solutions for the program saying it needs apple quicktime

Solution 1

Sometimes installing an older version of Quicktime for Windows will fix compatibility problems with Sony Vegas Pro and Sony Movie Studio Platinum.

Apple has dropped support for Quicktime on Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 computers. If you try to install the latest version of Quicktime 7.7.9 on Windows 10/8.1, it may not work. The solution is to install Quicktime 7.6, which will work.

If you are still using Windows Vista or Windows 7, Quicktime 7.7.9 should work OK for you. If you experience any problems at all, the best solution is to install Quicktime 7.6.

Install program and re-boot your computer. Now check to see if you can import the videos that were not working.

Solution 2

If the video you are trying to import is encoded with a Video Codec that is only supported by Apple Macs, then you will probably have to convert it first into a Vegas or Movie Studio friendly format/codec.

Solution 3

Sometimes you may simply be experiencing an X-file. Random errors that occur suddenly out of the blue, are often caused by corrupt garbage files that have built up in the Vegas Pro and Movie Studio Platinum cache.

The remedy for this is to delete the cache and restore all settings to default values.

Do this:

Turn Movie Studio/Vegas Pro Off.
Hold down CONTROL and SHIFT keys at the same time AND ALSO AT THE SAME TIME double click program icon on Desktop to Boot program.
Window will pop up.
Select Delete Cache and Yes.
This will restore program to Factory Default Settings.


In April 2016, some security vulnerabilities were discovered in Apple Quicktime.

There is no need to panic about this development. From all the available information that I have read, the problem is only with the actual Quicktime player and not with the codecs that get installed with QT. The security flaws can only be activated if you tried to play a .mov video file in QT that is infected. Editing with .mov video files in Vegas Pro and Movie Studio will not infect your computer. All you have to do is STOP playing videos with Quicktime and use a different media player. If you are super worried, delete the quicktimeplayer.exe file from your computer and then nothing bad can happen.


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