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QuickTime Alternative

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Richard Roseweir, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Richard Roseweir

    Richard Roseweir Flightless Bird

    Using WinXP SP3 and IE8 (in this instance)

    The QuickTime Media Player has always proven problematic on my computer.
    Accordingly, I now use the QuickTime Alternative software which allows me to
    play streaming, web-based .mov (???) videos in my preferred Windows Media
    Player 11. I am also able to play .mov files from my own hard-drive with
    WMP11.

    My question is then...Why am I unable to stream and play the QuickTime tour
    and tutorial files regarding the newly released iPad at Apple.com? Their
    website seemingly insists that I download and install QuickTime 7 in order
    to view these productions. There is a persistent yellow bar across their
    website that tells me the website wants to run the QuickTime add-on.

    As much as I wish to watch these Apple videos, installing their QuickTime
    Player is the very last thing that I want to do!

    Any ideas please? In particular, if I allow IE8 to run the QuickTime
    add-on, does that mean it will install the QuickTime Player on my computer
    before playing the desired video footage?

    Sincerely,
    Richard
    Surrey, BC, Canada.
     
  2. Hot-text

    Hot-text Flightless Bird

    You need to ask Apple about iPad and QuickTime pug-ins for Microsoft!
    Now if you need a Windows Media Player 11 Pug-ins for Apple you at the
    right place!

    But the only way that you can play streaming, web-based .mov on Windows
    Media Player 11
    is with QuickTime pug-ins for Microsoft! pug-ins for Microsoft so you have !



    "Richard Roseweir" <richrose@telus.net> wrote in message
    news:-OLmHJe41KHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Using WinXP SP3 and IE8 (in this instance)
    >
    > The QuickTime Media Player has always proven problematic on my computer.
    > Accordingly, I now use the QuickTime Alternative software which allows me
    > to play streaming, web-based .mov (???) videos in my preferred Windows
    > Media Player 11. I am also able to play .mov files from my own hard-drive
    > with WMP11.
    >
    > My question is then...Why am I unable to stream and play the QuickTime
    > tour and tutorial files regarding the newly released iPad at Apple.com?
    > Their website seemingly insists that I download and install QuickTime 7 in
    > order to view these productions. There is a persistent yellow bar across
    > their website that tells me the website wants to run the QuickTime add-on.
    >
    > As much as I wish to watch these Apple videos, installing their QuickTime
    > Player is the very last thing that I want to do!
    >
    > Any ideas please? In particular, if I allow IE8 to run the QuickTime
    > add-on, does that mean it will install the QuickTime Player on my computer
    > before playing the desired video footage?
    >
    > Sincerely,
    > Richard
    > Surrey, BC, Canada.
    >
     
  3. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    VLC media player

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    "Richard Roseweir" <richrose@telus.net> wrote in message
    news:-OLmHJe41KHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Using WinXP SP3 and IE8 (in this instance)
    >
    > The QuickTime Media Player has always proven problematic on my computer.
    > Accordingly, I now use the QuickTime Alternative software which allows me
    > to play streaming, web-based .mov (???) videos in my preferred Windows
    > Media Player 11. I am also able to play .mov files from my own hard-drive
    > with WMP11.
    >
    > My question is then...Why am I unable to stream and play the QuickTime
    > tour and tutorial files regarding the newly released iPad at Apple.com?
    > Their website seemingly insists that I download and install QuickTime 7 in
    > order to view these productions. There is a persistent yellow bar across
    > their website that tells me the website wants to run the QuickTime add-on.
    >
    > As much as I wish to watch these Apple videos, installing their QuickTime
    > Player is the very last thing that I want to do!
    >
    > Any ideas please? In particular, if I allow IE8 to run the QuickTime
    > add-on, does that mean it will install the QuickTime Player on my computer
    > before playing the desired video footage?
    >
    > Sincerely,
    > Richard
    > Surrey, BC, Canada.
    >
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Ask Apple Support?

    Richard Roseweir wrote:
    > Using WinXP SP3 and IE8 (in this instance)
    >
    > The QuickTime Media Player has always proven problematic on my computer.
    > Accordingly, I now use the QuickTime Alternative software which allows me
    > to
    > play streaming, web-based .mov (???) videos in my preferred Windows Media
    > Player 11. I am also able to play .mov files from my own hard-drive with
    > WMP11.
    >
    > My question is then...Why am I unable to stream and play the QuickTime
    > tour
    > and tutorial files regarding the newly released iPad at Apple.com? Their
    > website seemingly insists that I download and install QuickTime 7 in order
    > to view these productions. There is a persistent yellow bar across their
    > website that tells me the website wants to run the QuickTime add-on.
    >
    > As much as I wish to watch these Apple videos, installing their QuickTime
    > Player is the very last thing that I want to do!
    >
    > Any ideas please? In particular, if I allow IE8 to run the QuickTime
    > add-on, does that mean it will install the QuickTime Player on my computer
    > before playing the desired video footage?
    >
    > Sincerely,
    > Richard
    > Surrey, BC, Canada.
     
  5. Richard Roseweir

    Richard Roseweir Flightless Bird

    This I know thanks to others a long time ago in this Group. There are two
    codec packages that allow you to play streaming content with WMP11 and MPC
    1) QuickTime Alternative
    2) QT-Lite (as above but without the included MPC)

    Both work exceptionally well with QuickTime content embedded in webpages
    other than Apple.com.

    Since these are not Apple products, Apple Support are not interested in
    assisting Windows users.

    Sincerely,
    Richard

    "Hot-text" <hot-text@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:8C7DCDC7-36EE-400E-89D5-B4D84FD47936@microsoft.com...
    > But the only way that you can play streaming, web-based .mov on Windows
    > Media Player 11 is with QuickTime pug-ins for Microsoft!
     
  6. Richard Roseweir

    Richard Roseweir Flightless Bird

    I have the latest VLC Player but it does not deliver streaming QuickTime
    content from any webpage, let alone Apple.com

    It does however play .mov video files on my hard-drive perfectly.

    "Bob" <bob@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:hpmgpn$afl$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > VLC media player
     
  7. Richard Roseweir

    Richard Roseweir Flightless Bird

    Yes...and they simply instructed me to download and install their QuickTime
    Player for WindowsXP. Of course, they were unable or unwilling to assist or
    explain the significant issues that QT brings to my computer. There was no
    discussion about QT Alternative or QT-Lite. Not their product, not their
    concern.

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OkMc7361KHA.2028@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Ask Apple Support?
     
  8. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    Maybe questions could be asked in the free-codecs.com forum
    http://www.downloadbar.com/forums/index.php?showforum=8

    "Richard Roseweir" <richrose@telus.net> wrote in message
    news:eWxpLy%231KHA.280@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    : Yes...and they simply instructed me to download and install their
    QuickTime
    : Player for WindowsXP. Of course, they were unable or unwilling to assist
    or
    : explain the significant issues that QT brings to my computer. There was
    no
    : discussion about QT Alternative or QT-Lite. Not their product, not their
    : concern.
    :
    : "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    : news:-OkMc7361KHA.2028@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    : > Ask Apple Support?
    :
    :
     
  9. Richard Roseweir

    Richard Roseweir Flightless Bird

    Tom,

    Thanks for this new forum reference. I've just looked back at some of their
    threads and will register shortly. Much appreciated.

    Richard
    Surrey, BC, Canada

    "Tom Willett" <tom@youreadaisyifyoudo.com> wrote in message
    news:ehKDD8%231KHA.4688@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Maybe questions could be asked in the free-codecs.com forum
    > http://www.downloadbar.com/forums/index.php?showforum=8
     
  10. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    I used QT Alternative for years, but since I now use Itunes, I have to use
    the real thing.

    Real Alternative is also a great replacement for RealPlayer.

    "Richard Roseweir" <richrose@telus.net> wrote in message
    news:u3MukH$1KHA.4688@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    : Tom,
    :
    : Thanks for this new forum reference. I've just looked back at some of
    their
    : threads and will register shortly. Much appreciated.
    :
    : Richard
    : Surrey, BC, Canada
    :
    : "Tom Willett" <tom@youreadaisyifyoudo.com> wrote in message
    : news:ehKDD8%231KHA.4688@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    : > Maybe questions could be asked in the free-codecs.com forum
    : > http://www.downloadbar.com/forums/index.php?showforum=8
    :
    :
     

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