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Does iTunes require QuickTime

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#1 JJ2K


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Posted 19 January 2010 - 03:46 PM

I've just installed iTunes on a reasonably organised P.C, and talk about BLOAT. It's installed quicktime, plonked folders where I didn't choose (why bother asking me the location?), started 3 services and quicktime at every startup, and added SIX programs to my add/remove list:

- itunes
- quicktime
- apple application support
- apple mobile device support
- apple software update
- bonjour

I've stopped the services via services.msc and msconfig.

My main question is can I uninstall quicktime, will iTunes still function? How about the other 4 apple related programs?

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#2 RedDawn


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Posted 19 January 2010 - 04:47 PM

Hi JJ2K,

Unfortunately Itunes requires Quicktimes codecs to function.

The link below may or may not be of interest to you.

10 Alternatives to iTunes for managing your iPod


Edit: Fix link.

Edited by RedDawn, 19 January 2010 - 08:24 PM.

#3 JJ2K

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 06:34 PM

Thanks for this, funnily enough i've got MediaMonkey already installed!

I'll try it out with MediaMonkey and if it's functioning correctly i'll proceed to remove that bloated piece of junk.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:05 PM

iTunes is bloated, no doubt, but it is the best program of its type. When you first install it (and each time you update to a new version), you have to kill the startups and disable the unnecessary services, a small price to pay IMO. Here is a guide to what you need and don't need:


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