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Windows 7: Should I install Quicktime?

16 Jul 2013   #1
abredt

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Should I install Quicktime?

Running W7 Home Premium on Dell 64-bit desktop.

My son sends me movie clips in .mov format from his iPhone5. They are upside down. He tells me they play fine using Quicktime on his Lenovo. Says I should install Quicktime Player.

Do you forsee any problem with doing that? My system is very stable and I am reluctant to mess it up.

Thanks, cb


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16 Jul 2013   #2
TwoCables

 

I see no problem with it. Go here and just click "Download Now":

https://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

Don't do anything else on this page other than simply clicking this button. When the installer is done downloading, double-click it (or you might be able to open it from your browser as soon as it's done downloading).

Inside the installer, you'll only have to do this:
  1. Click Next
  2. Click Yes (License Agreement)
  3. Make a decision about if you want Desktop shortcuts and if you want an automatic updater for QuickTime
  4. Click Install
Once it's installed, you should be all set.
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16 Jul 2013   #3
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abredt View Post
Running W7 Home Premium on Dell 64-bit desktop.

My son sends me movie clips in .mov format from his iPhone5. They are upside down. He tells me they play fine using Quicktime on his Lenovo. Says I should install Quicktime Player.

Do you forsee any problem with doing that? My system is very stable and I am reluctant to mess it up.

Thanks, cb
Hi abredt,

You can definitely install QuickTime player as suggested by TwoCables which should resolve this issue.

However, if you are reluctant to install the same let us know which video player and version you are using so, we can check if there are any fixes available for the current video player only.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.
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16 Jul 2013   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Alternatively you could use a Free Video Converter| Any Video Converter Freeware| MP4 FLV 3GP AVI MKV DVD Android Html5 and convert it to .wmv that will play on Windows without QuickTime

Jerry
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16 Jul 2013   #5
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

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16 Jul 2013   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Also QuickTime Alternative may be of interest.
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22 Oct 2013   #7
butterfly87

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bits
 
 

It is totally no problem to install the quicktime player and it would not hurt your system, just download it according to the url list by TwoCables, or there is another way, install some free video converter like this (both mac and windows supported)and convert the videos to some formats which your current players support.
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27 Oct 2013   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quicktime is a bloated program and unnecessary just to play .mov files. QuickTime Lite , which replaced Quicktime alternative is more then sufficient. Also, most video players only need a codec and not the full Quicktime certainly. A Guy
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27 Oct 2013   #9
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I use AVC Free Video Converter| Any Video Converter Freeware| MP4 FLV 3GP AVI MKV DVD Android Html5 and VLC VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!
They play all the videos I need to watch. I've had issues with quicktime in the past so I no longer install it.
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