Since April last year, Trend Micro have been urging Windows users to uninstall Quicktime because they had found two major vulnerabilities in the software and Apple had announced they would no longer be issuing security updates for it. This poses a problem for animators like myself since this particular piece of software is what enables us to playblast in the highly efficient h.264 codec.
Hot on the heels of my 5 year old "How to use Tween Machine" video, I have another hot tip for you Maya folk.
To get the codec back after having uninstalled Quicktime, simply start the installation process again (the program can still be downloaded on Apple's website) but at the point of where it asks the setup you want, choose "Custom".
Then make sure to uncheck the "QuickTime Player" option. The player is the part that has the security vulnerabilities. The Essentials part contains the codec.
After that you are good to go again! That sweet, delicious mov encoder is all yours to abuse with crap animations. No need to thank me. Just send me money :)
Until next time!