[opendtv] Re: QuickTime Player on Windows

  • From: "Richard C. Ramsden" <ramsden@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 23:09:30 -0500

You have to de-select iTunes twice (or more). I've done it multiple times, each time I update.

You can kill the update, though it may take regedit.
The basic player is fine for most people's need. Yes, if you want to play with content you need Pro. There are other free players that can play .mov's
All players try to become default.

You may want to try vlc: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
It has some problems with Quicktime reference files, other than that it out performs Quicktime in several aspects. Especially in MPEG2 playback.

I use the Quicktime SDK and am a registered Quicktime developer. I have an open bug report with Apple that hasn't been touched in 9 months. Quicktime onWindows is Apple's red headed step-child.

dan.grimes@xxxxxxxx wrote:

I'm afraid I have to agree with some negative comments about QuickTime Player for Windows:

1.  iTunes comes with QuickTime, even if you de-select it.
2. Updates everytime I log on is annoying. I suppose its good to update often, but with QT, it is too often. 3. One must buy QT Pro to really get the use out of QT. The free QT player has very limited features.
4.  The player tries to become the default player.
And many others that have been mentioned.

Not that any player is perfect.


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