Raven

Raven Pro 1.4
Raven Lite 1.0

Installing QuickTime with QuickTime for Java Enabled

To enable Raven to open MP3 files and other audio formats that cannot be opened by the standard Raven installation, you must install QuickTime with QuickTime for Java enabled. Note the QuickTime will also allow Raven to open files with many video formats as well.

NOTE: Raven can only access QuickTime functionality when Raven is run as a 32 bit application. Raven64 will not open MP3 files. It is OK to install 32 bit Raven in 64 bit Windows.

Mac users only

QuickTime should already be installed. No action is required.

Windows users only

  1. If QuickTime is not installed on your computer:

    1. Download QuickTimeInstaller.exe.

    2. Run QuickTimeInstaller.exe.

    3. In the "QuickTime 7 Setup" window, click on "Custom" setup.

    4. In the "QuickTime 7 Product Features" window, set "QuickTime for Java" (under "Legacy QuickTime Features") to "Entire feature will be installed on local drive".

    5. Do not change the default "Destination Folder".

  2. If QuickTime is installed on your computer, but Raven cannot read mp3 files, check if you are using 32 bit Raven Pro by selecting "About Raven Pro" from the Help menu. The resulting window should say "32 bit Windows Java Virtual Machine" in the upper right.

    1. If it says "64 bit Windows Java Virtual Machine" instead, download a 32 bit Raven installer from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp/raven/RavenVersions.html.

    2. If it does say "32 bit Windows Java Virtual Machine", QuickTime may need to be installed or repaired using the following procedure. You may have to repeat this procedure each time you update Java or QuickTime.

      1. Open "Programs and Features" in Control Panel.

      2. Right-click on "QuickTime 7" and select "Change".

      3. Click on "Modify" setup.

      4. In the "QuickTime 7 Product Features" window, set "QuickTime for Java" (under "Legacy QuickTime Features") to "Entire feature will be installed on local drive".

  3. If QuickTime is installed on your computer and QuickTime for Java is enabled as described above and Raven *still* tells you the QuickTime is not enabled or that MP3 files are not a supported file type, then please request technical support.