[opendtv] Re: FW: News: iTunes, iPod really about Quicktime

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 10:23:25 -0500

At 4:19 PM -0500 12/21/04, Cliff Benham wrote:
>I dislike this because of how Apple shoves ipod down your throat=20
>when all you are after is the quick time movie player for your PC.=20
>It isn't possible to download quicktime without getting the ipod with =
>and very difficult to kill it and stop it from trying to take over =
>of ANY AND ALL music files you open. What a pain.
>This kind of forced acceptance loses me for Apple. Period.=20

You are misinformed Cliff.

You can download QuickTime at:


You DO NOT need an iPod.

The iPOD has NOTHING to do with playback of audio by the Mac or PC.

On the Mac you have two choices for audio playback (from Apple). You 
can designate QuickTime to play audio files, or you can designate 
iTunes to play audio files. You can also designate a third party 
player (Real or WMedia) to play your audio files.

I am not certain, but I believe that you have the same options on a 
PC. As Cliff noted, when you download QuickTime for Windows XP you 
also get iTunes. I do not know if the installer gives you the option 
to ONLY instlal QuickTime, however, I cannot imagine why you would 
not what iTunes. You CAN designate whether QuickTime or iTunes will 
play your audio files.

I do however understand your predicament. Having easy to understand 
and use options is not something you come to expect from Microsoft.

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