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.