Fixing a broken Quicktime plugin installation

At some point, I stopped being able to see Quicktime content on webpages viewed with Safari.

QuickTime Plug-In is broken

QuickTime Plug-In is broken

 

 

Apple’s Quicktime Troubleshooting page solves this by simply having us download and reinstall Quicktime. Except that yielded no improvement of my particular situation. When I looked into the HD/Library/Internet Plug-In directory I saw the new QuickTime PLugin.plugin that I had just installed as well as QuickTime Plugin.weblugin that was part of the old Webkit and had a date of 2004.

Internet Plug-Ins

Internet Plug-Ins directory contents

So my next step was to simply quit Safari, remove the older extraneous QuickTime Plugin.webplugin and restart Safari. Upon revisiting the QuickTime Troubleshooting page I was rewarded with this confirmation:

QuickTime Plug-In fixed

QuickTime Plug-In fixed

All’s well that ends well. Thanks to this MacWorld thread:

http://forums.macworld.com/thread/97546