Readers Report Media Player Bug In OS X 10.7.4

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We’ve received reports from readers who are experiencing a bug in the recently released OS X 10.7.4. The bug manifests in the media player displayed with some media attachments in Mail. When it occurs, the right side of the media player us cut off, and the play head can disappear off the edge.

Media Player Bug

An Example of the Glitch, as Posted by Adam Christianson

The Mac Observer was able to recreate the problem by adding an audio file to an email. As shown in the screenshot above, the right side is cut off, and the play head will disappear off screen.

Recordings continue to play when the play head disappears, but users are left without control of the recording. One can still use the play and pause button, or click within the section of the playback window that is showing, but fine control past the edge are not possible.

OS X 10.7.4 was released on Thursday, May 9th, and this is the first bug we’ve seen associated with the release. The OS update patched four categories of bugs and included security fixes, as well.

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it could be a general malaise with 10.7.4? I have noticed some awful graphics gabbling in one or two of our Filemaker Pro layouts.

Initially noticed this on my Mac Pro 1.1. Thought is was a graphics card problem but checked it on our new MacBook Pro and the same thing happens.

Problem seems to have appeared after 10.7.4. Scroll up quickly with mouse wheel through very long list with thumbnail images and the GUI gets all messed up in the file window. Its worse if you use the keyboard up key.

Oddly only happens on one or two views of this list type; not all of them so could be a known issue where some layouts get corrupted in Filemaker Pro. Rebuilt the thumbnail list to a slightly different design and problem goes away.

Interesting that there are other graphics issues with 10.7.4. I might feedback to Apple and Filemaker.


iGrouch, I’ve been experiencing the exact same distorted graphics issue within FMP 11 after the 10.7.4 update, on multiple machines.  I resolved it by upgrading all of our machines to FMP 12, something we had already planned to do but this issue forced our hand.  I fed back to FM UK support about this as it should be a known issue.  I’m confident in saying this because I even managed to recreate the issue in a brand new FMP 11 file, created using one the the templates in the ‘Starter Solution’ menu.  Plus the fact that I couldn’t recreate it when opening the same files on a machine running 10.7.3.  Thanks for your comment.  At one point I thought I was going mad.

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