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QTKitServer Constantly Crashes (Quits Unexpectedly)

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This process is constantly crashing (quitting unexpectedly) – sometimes as frequently as every 30 seconds:

Process:         com.apple.qtkitserver [1981]
Path:            /System/Library/Frameworks/QTKit.framework/Versions/A/XPCServices/com.apple.qtkitserver.xpc/Contents/MacOS/com.apple.qtkitserver

This has been happening to me for months, prior to upgrading to OS X Mavericks today. I have reinstalled the OS from the Recovery Partition several times, but it has not fixed the problem. Full crash report attached.

Anybody have ideas why this is happening? This is a very annoying, frustrating issue. I have previously resorted to renaming or moving this process altogether to prevent it from running in the first place, but every time I run a system update, the problem resurfaces. Obviously, this is a poor temporary hack and I would rather not do this every time I update OS X.

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
QTKitServer-Crash-Report.txt
QTKitServer-Crash-Report---Scree.png
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by:Kash
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try repairing the disk permissions and see if that helps to start with
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Okay, I tried that. Now I just have to wait for awhile to see if I keep getting that same error message or if it disappears. Thanks for your help.
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by:Peter Loobuyck
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Do you have any Safari extensions? I think you need to look into flash2html5 of clicktoflash.

Seems the converter or detector for these plugins might have problems or need to be updated.
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by:simdex
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These are the only Safari extensions I currently have installed/active (see attached screenshot). Would any of them be causing a problem or incompatibility? I highly doubt it, as none of them deal with QuickTime videos.

Please let me know your thoughts at your convenience. Thanks!
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by:Peter Loobuyck
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Try uninstalling them, then reebout and install them again. Might be some Solution
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This problem is resolved. I believe an OS X update fixed it. I'm currently running 10.9.1 and have not experienced this issue for awhile.
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Problem is resolved. OS update fixed bug.
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