availability: January 2017
After several months of running Mac OSX 10.5 "Leopard", I found that my iMovie 08 would start and complain about:
"Missing Quicktime Component".
It turns out that at the time, I upgraded my 10.4.x to 10.5 (Leopard) by running an upgrade DVD provided by Apple after purchase. Leopard was not yet shipping with the new macs. The problem was that iLife 08 WAS installed on the machine but is NOT on the upgrade DVD. So I resorted to copying files from /Application/iMovie... from a backup.
It seems that I missed a Quicktime Component called: "AppleIntermediateCodec.component". This component is necessary for importing movies in iMovie 08. Ok, what's next: