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Itunes + QuickTime

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bruce A. Julseth, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Bruce A. Julseth

    Bruce A. Julseth Flightless Bird

    ITunes + QuickTime is installed on my XP system. Do I have any reason to
    keep it? I DO NOT play games and I DO NOT listen to MP3, et. al.

    Why do I need either one of them?

    Thanks for the help..
     
  2. C

    C Flightless Bird

    Bruce A. Julseth wrote:
    > ITunes + QuickTime is installed on my XP system.


    Not on mine and they never will be.

    > Do I have any reason to
    > keep it?


    Of course not.

    > I DO NOT play games and I DO NOT listen to MP3, et. al.
    >
    > Why do I need either one of them?


    You don't.

    >
    > Thanks for the help..


    Anytime.

    --
    C
     
  3. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 30 Mar 2010, "Bruce A. Julseth" <bruceaj_nospam@bellsouth.net>
    wrote in microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > ITunes + QuickTime is installed on my XP system. Do I have any
    > reason to keep it? I DO NOT play games and I DO NOT listen to MP3,
    > et. al.
    >
    > Why do I need either one of them?


    If you don't do any of those things, why did you install it in the
    first place?

    Quicktime is use to view certain Apple format video clips that Windows
    doesn't support out of the box.

    If you don't use iTunes or Quicktime, get rid of it. If you find you
    need it later, re-install it then.
     
  4. Tim Slattery

    Tim Slattery Flightless Bird

    "Bruce A. Julseth" <bruceaj_nospam@bellsouth.net> wrote:

    >ITunes + QuickTime is installed on my XP system. Do I have any reason to
    >keep it? I DO NOT play games and I DO NOT listen to MP3, et. al.


    >Why do I need either one of them?


    If you have no interest in buying stuff from iTunes, then you don't
    need it. Quicktime plays *.mp4 and *.mov video files, which Windows
    Media Player will not. If you never meet one of those, you won't need
    Quicktime. If you do want to see one some time, you will need it.

    --
    Tim Slattery
    Slattery_T@bls.gov
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     
  5. boatman312

    boatman312 Flightless Bird

    On 03/30/10 8:54 AM, Tim Slattery wrote:
    > "Bruce A. Julseth"<bruceaj_nospam@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    >
    >> ITunes + QuickTime is installed on my XP system. Do I have any reason to
    >> keep it? I DO NOT play games and I DO NOT listen to MP3, et. al.

    >
    >> Why do I need either one of them?

    >
    > If you have no interest in buying stuff from iTunes, then you don't
    > need it. Quicktime plays *.mp4 and *.mov video files, which Windows
    > Media Player will not. If you never meet one of those, you won't need
    > Quicktime. If you do want to see one some time, you will need it.
    >

    I would remove Quicktime and install Videolan for playing all your
    video/audio files (if that ever becomes necessary). It's much more
    benign than any other of the common players and plays virtually all
    common formats.
    videolan.org
     
  6. Bruce A. Julseth

    Bruce A. Julseth Flightless Bird

    Thanks for the response.

    Why did I install it in the first place, I was asked!! Good question. Most
    likely it came with something else and I really didn't kmow what it was.

    Thanks again..
    "Bruce A. Julseth" <bruceaj_nospam@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    news:-O5HrMKA0KHA.2072@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > ITunes + QuickTime is installed on my XP system. Do I have any reason to
    > keep it? I DO NOT play games and I DO NOT listen to MP3, et. al.
    >
    > Why do I need either one of them?
    >
    > Thanks for the help..
    >
     
  7. John

    John Flightless Bird

    Got an iPod/iPhone?

    "Bruce A. Julseth" <bruceaj_nospam@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    news:eI2zFDB0KHA.4384@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Why did I install it in the first place, I was asked!! Good question. Most
    > likely it came with something else and I really didn't kmow what it was.
     
  8. Bill in Co.

    Bill in Co. Flightless Bird

    Tim Slattery wrote:
    > "Bruce A. Julseth" <bruceaj_nospam@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    >
    >> ITunes + QuickTime is installed on my XP system. Do I have any reason to
    >> keep it? I DO NOT play games and I DO NOT listen to MP3, et. al.

    >
    >> Why do I need either one of them?

    >
    > If you have no interest in buying stuff from iTunes, then you don't
    > need it. Quicktime plays *.mp4 and *.mov video files, which Windows
    > Media Player will not. If you never meet one of those, you won't need
    > Quicktime. If you do want to see one some time, you will need it.


    Unless Media Player Classic, or Zoom Player, or one of the other AV programs
    will do it. Just having Windows Media Player is a bit limiting. :)

    But the ones above might need Quicktime installed to be able to play .mov
    files (not sure); I seriously doubt they would need QT to be able to play
    mp4 files, however).

    I've still got an OLD version of QT (ver 5) installed. (the newer ones are
    bloatware, as is true for so many of the latest program incarnations)
     
  9. (PeteCresswell)

    (PeteCresswell) Flightless Bird

    Per boatman312:
    >I would remove Quicktime and install Videolan for playing all your
    >video/audio files (if that ever becomes necessary). It's much more
    >benign than any other of the common players and plays virtually all
    >common formats.
    >videolan.org


    I've been using VideoLan's "VLC Media Player" for a year or so
    and it's played everything I've thrown at it so far - as opposed
    to "CorePlayer" which I paid something like thirty bucks for and
    which doesn't do .MPG.
    --
    PeteCresswell
     
  10. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    Tim Slattery <Slattery_T@bls.gov> écrivait
    news:6ts3r5hnk00dtfv53d45q48pkct3jabil2@4ax.com:

    <snip>
    >
    > If you have no interest in buying stuff from iTunes, then you don't
    > need it.


    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but if you own an iPod from Apple, you need
    iTunes to manage it and to load your songs into it, even if you don't buy
    music from iTunes store.
     
  11. LESM

    LESM Flightless Bird

    Doum,

    If you like music and listen regularly to your iPod and own a lot of
    music in your computer, even if you don´t buy music from iTunes, you
    need iTunes. But, if you don't like music very much, then you don´t
    need neither the Ipod nor iTunes. Just turn on your radio and you´ll be
    happy.

    More info: http://www.apple.com/itunes/

    Cheers

    Doum wrote:
    > Tim Slattery<Slattery_T@bls.gov> écrivait
    > news:6ts3r5hnk00dtfv53d45q48pkct3jabil2@4ax.com:
    >
    > <snip>
    >> If you have no interest in buying stuff from iTunes, then you don't
    >> need it.

    >
    > Please correct me if I'm wrong, but if you own an iPod from Apple, you need
    > iTunes to manage it and to load your songs into it, even if you don't buy
    > music from iTunes store.
    >
     
  12. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    Actually, if you want to simply manage the IPOD without using the ITunes
    store, there are other applications that will do it.

    Google and ye shall find.

    "Doum" <me@domain.net> wrote in message
    news:XnF9D4C7D17B42FDdoumdomainnet@207.46.248.16...
    : Tim Slattery <Slattery_T@bls.gov> écrivait
    : news:6ts3r5hnk00dtfv53d45q48pkct3jabil2@4ax.com:
    :
    : <snip>
    : >
    : > If you have no interest in buying stuff from iTunes, then you don't
    : > need it.
    :
    : Please correct me if I'm wrong, but if you own an iPod from Apple, you
    need
    : iTunes to manage it and to load your songs into it, even if you don't buy
    : music from iTunes store.
    :
     
  13. (PeteCresswell)

    (PeteCresswell) Flightless Bird

    Per Doum:
    >Please correct me if I'm wrong, but if you own an iPod from Apple, you need
    >iTunes to manage it and to load your songs into it,


    There are other products that will do that.

    I'm not in love with iTunes, I've tried a few of the other
    products and always come back to iTunes.
    --
    PeteCresswell
     

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