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What is quicktime?


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#1 Cinoreah

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 07:43 PM

What is quicktime and what purpose does it serve? The QT icon just suddenly showed up in my taskbar a few days ago.
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 09:12 PM

*pretty sure* quicktime is the mac equivallent of media player. I know its used to play videos and music, just not positive about the mac part.

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 09:18 PM

QuickTime is a multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc. capable of handling various formats of digital video, media clips, sound, text, animation, music, and several types of interactive panoramic images. Available for Classic Mac OS, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems, it provides essential support for software packages including iTunes, QuickTime Player (which can also serve as a helper application for web browsers to play media files that might otherwise fail to open) and Safari.

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You can remove the icon from the system tray by right clicking on the icon --> QuickTime preferences --> Advanced --> Untick the box 'Install QuickTime icon in System tray'.

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 08:08 AM

It sometimes comes bundled in other applications like instant messengers and others. I know every time my kid gets on the computer it's installed
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#5 Cinoreah

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:43 AM

First of all, I would like to thank you Orange Blossom for setting up this thread for me.

smurfgod, your answer makes sense as I played a music CD a few days ago with Windows Media Player, but it never occurred to me to connect the two. Thank you!

And thanks to you, garmanma and Juha, for your replies as well.

I have found so much help on this site...everybody is so kind and helpful. Everytime I find someone with computer problems, I always direct them here. Wonderful, wonderful place to come for help.

Have a good day all and thanks again to each of you.

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 12:32 PM

Have a good day all and thanks again to each of you.

You're welcome. Thanks for the kind words.

Edited by Juha, 08 May 2008 - 12:32 PM.





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