How to get Expression Encoder to work with the latest Apple QuickTime ( and greater)

In their recent QuickTime update, Apple added a new DLL dependency to their SDK which unfortunately breaks our QuickTime integration. Until this situation is resolved in a more permanent fashion, here is a workaround to get QuickTime to work again in all versions of Expression Encoder:

  • From the Start menu, right-click on "Computer" and select "Properties".
  • Select "Advanced system settings"
  • In the "System Properties" dialog, click on "Environment Variables..." in the Advanced tab.
  • In the "System variables" list, find the "Path" variable and double click on it.
  • Add this string at the end of "Variable value" to add the missing directory to your path:

;C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTSystem\         (For a 64-bit environment)


;C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTSystem\                  (For a 32-bit environment)

  • Click OK to close all the dialogs and restart Windows. QuickTime will be working again in Expression Encoder.