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#1 harkcomp

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 06:11 PM

I see an icon on my desktop titled "Quick Time" and I have no idea what it is for.

 

Is this something that my system needs? If so, is it the best I can have, or is there something out there that is better?

 

Any recommendations?

 

Thanks!


Edited by hamluis, 26 November 2014 - 12:12 PM.
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#2 Agouti

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 07:03 PM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime



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Posted 26 November 2014 - 05:42 AM

QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc.



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Posted 28 November 2014 - 08:59 AM

QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc.

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 08:37 PM

It is unlikely that you need it, it likely came preinstalled. It is a video player, but if you use a different piece of software to play video then it is unlikely that quicktime is doing anything for you. You should check if it has a web plugin which is required on sites you visit and cannot be replaced by nroaml html5 or flash, otherwise i can't see any reason to have it. make sure to check what your current mdeia player is before uninstalling it, and alos check which program is used to play DVDs before you uninstall quicktime, just incase it is needed for that. Another thing about quicktime is because most users don't use it but have it preinstalled it just sits on the system and is never updated, this can lead it it causing some security vulnerabilities if it isn't (and most users don't open it so thye never update it) updated..
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Posted 08 December 2014 - 09:51 PM

rp88 is right, but I'll add this too:

 

Quick time always gets bundled in with iTunes. If you installed iTunes, that's likely how you got it. It also comes with a lot of new video camera software discs. The only movie format that depends on Quicktime is .MOVs. That being said, VLC Player will play everything under the sun, including .MOVs. I would recommend uninstalling Quicktime and any other media players you may have (except Windows Media Player, causes other issues) and install VLC

 

However, I have seen rare cases where VLC doesn't play certain specific .MOV files correctly. In this case, you would need to go back to Quicktime and install their player. Hope that wasn't too confusing.....


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 03:30 PM

VLC can also take screenshots and record the audio and video of the track being played. It can play almost every format, including those popular on Mac operating systems, although thye should be able to deal with similar video types to windows or linux.
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