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Windows 7: Quicktime hijacking file associations in browser

11 Apr 2011   #1
Carnivore

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Retail)
 
 
Quicktime hijacking file associations in browser

I wouldn't let Quicktime near my PC except iTunes requires it, and I need iTunes to sync iPhones.

Once I install it, Quicktime hijacks IE9 and Firefox, attempting to play certain media files in a browser window when I really want them to open up in Windows Media Player instead.

I disabled everthying I could through Quicktime's settings and MIME file type menus, restored all the file associations I could through the Win7 control panel and checked the browsers for any Add-Ons to be disabled, yet Quicktime still opens up certain .mp3 and .asp links (along with anything else I haven't discovered yet).

I even tried using the standalone Quicktime installer hoping it would offer some better options to uncheck during the install process but that was no better. Apple seems to have decided its mandatory Quicktime player is the most important media player on my PC but I wholeheartedly disagree. Does anyone know how to get this thing's talons out of my system/browser?


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11 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

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11 Apr 2011   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Mike's got it.

Quicktime Alternative is what you need. Quicktime Lite will also work.

I'd advise you to do things in this order:

Uninstall Quicktime.

Uninstall I-Tunes.

Reinstall I-Tunes

Uninstall Quicktime

Install Quicktime Alternative
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11 Apr 2011   #4
Carnivore

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Retail)
 
 

OK, so iTunes works OK with Quicktime Alternative installed instead of the real thing?
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11 Apr 2011   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

It certainly does on my version of I-Tunes and I have never heard of anyone having trouble with it. Worst case scenario it doesn't help you out and you are no worse off.

Quicktime Alternative has all the functionality I need and does NOT try to take over the world like Quicktime does.

I love the I-Tunes interface, but I'd give it up if I had to use Quicktime.
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11 Apr 2011   #6
Carnivore

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Retail)
 
 

Awesome, I'll try that. Thanks guys.
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11 Apr 2011   #7
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carnivore View Post
OK, so iTunes works OK with Quicktime Alternative installed instead of the real thing?
Yes.

Regards.... Mike Connor
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