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Former XP user has all old AV files from 1997 forward...advise!


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#1 Inset irises

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 12:21 AM

Hi, I am running Windows 7 Professional x64 with Firefox as my default browser.

 

File backups from my previous 3 towers are on the Windows 7 tower.

 

Files include .mp4, .wav, .mov, .wmv, .3gp, .avi and files from iPhone.

 

Programs on the tower include iTunes, Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center,

Adobe Flash Player 27 NPAPI v.27.0.0.183 and QuickTime 7 v.7.79.80.95

 

I want to be able to click on the files and play them without iTunes opening up...

 

Questions:

If I uninstall QuickTime as recommended by BC, which, if any, of my remaining programs

will play the above file formats?

Which file formats won't play if I uninstall QuickTime?

Will I ever need QuickTime again?

 

Given the old files, GOM or VLC?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:36 PM

I would use the VLC player, a free download from Videolan.org . It's a lightweight player which can play virtually any audio or video file format.

 

Quicktime is no longer supported on Windows, support ended about two years ago and it is no longer advised to have it on a Windows computer.

 

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