How reliably does Legacy Software detect 64-bit compatible upgrades? For some apps, it doesn’t notice at all, it appears, and continues to give wrong information.
Before we worry about new apps to manage and play media, replacing iTunes, shouldn’t we think about the loss of 32-bit software, including QuickTime, and requirements for hardening and notarization?
First full release version of a tool to check whether apps, code bundles, command tools, and any other executable code is 64-bit clean.
How to check whether an app, or other executable code, is 64-bit. It wasn’t an easy task despite the tools that macOS provides.
Which major apps and parts of macOS are still 32-bit? How to check your own Mac, and how to work around problems in the future.
A new tool to report the architecture including 64-bit compatibility of any app, code bundle, or command tool. Free of course.
When you want control over the codecs used and their settings, or have a large batch of movies to convert, use a transcoder like Compressor.
How to use the Finder to locate movies which need to be converted for future compatibility, and converting them with QuickTime Player/
When converting legacy formats relying on QuickTime 7 for decoding, don’t forget movies and images embedded in presentations.
Later this year, in macOS 10.15, one of the media types which will become unsupported is JPEG 2000 still images. Here’s how to find and convert your old images.