If you use your Mac for professional video editing with Final Cut Pro X, Motion, or Compressor software, then you may have been presented with the recent Pro Video Formats 2.0.1 software update to give you the latest compatibility with various codecs you may use to import and export video. However, as can be the case with updates at times, even though you download and install it, your Mac may repeatedly display this update as being available, despite having installed it.
There are several steps you can take to tackle this problem if it arises:
1. Download the standalone installer
Apple provides many software updates as standalone installers. You can get the Pro Video Formats update from here, to bypass the Mac App Store and Apple’s Software Update services when installing, and hopefully have a successful update. Download the update file, open the Disk Image, and then open the package file on it to attempt an installation using Apple’s installer.
Various QuickTime components are stored in the /Library/QuickTime folder, so try removing the contents of this folder, then applying the latest update, followed by copying the items back to this folder without replacing any items in it.
3. Use Pacifist to install the update
Apple’s Installer application is not the only one that can manage the contents of an update. If an update is available as a package file, then third-party installers and package managers can also be used. One popular package manager is called Pacifist, which can be downloaded from the CharlesSoft Web site. First download the Pro Video Formats update, then open Pacifist and wait to bypass the registration request (and consider purchasing, though this is not necessary to use the program). Then click the option to open the update package, which should display its content structure in Pacifist. You can now click the Install button in the window’s toolbar—be sure to install the package using administrative privileges.