Any other player except Quicktime for *.mov files

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by *** HAWK, Nov 16, 2003.

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    *** HAWK Guest

    Are they any other media players that can play *.mov files - I know Apple's
    Quicktime does but I really hate that software - does anyone know of any
    other program that is compatible with *.mov movie files.

    *** HAWK, Nov 16, 2003
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    chuckie® Guest

    Supposedly Irfanview will, although, I haven't tried it. Free download, check Google for URL...
    chuckie®, Nov 16, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

    There are players that will play .mov files, but I believe
    that you still have to have QuickTime installed.
    °Mike°, Nov 16, 2003
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    Paul - xxx Guest

    Irfanview can do, but it needs QT to be installed too, along with other
    codecs which it will point you to.

    chuckie® tried to scribble ...
    Paul - xxx, Nov 16, 2003
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    *** HAWK Guest

    Ok. Cheers for info guys. looks like I'll install Quicktime - i hate it cos
    it always seems to give me some problem and I can never seem to uninstall it
    for some reason.

    Thanks again
    *** HAWK, Nov 16, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

    I've had trouble with it, too, and I won't install it on
    my system. It's more invasive than Real Player, IMO.

    °Mike°, Nov 16, 2003
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    *** HAWK Guest

    I agree - but I need to play some *.mov
    Is there any good video converters that will convert *.mov files to maybe
    *.avi or *.mpeg?

    Just an idea.. i really don't want to use quicktime unless its essential.
    *** HAWK, Nov 16, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

    None that I know of - it's a proprietary format.

    °Mike°, Nov 16, 2003
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    Zknb Guest

    How about this?

    QuickTime Alternative 1.22
    Play QuickTime (.mov .qt) files without the need of QuickTime player

    Also you might want this...

    Real Alternative 1.11
    Play Real Media files without RealPlayer
    Zknb, Nov 16, 2003
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    *** HAWK Guest

    ok cheers for the advice mike..
    looks like i gotta bite the bullet and install quicktime :-(
    *** HAWK, Nov 16, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

    Sorry about the last remark, but it seems there is
    one (thanks to 'Zknb').

    QuickTime Alternative

    °Mike°, Nov 16, 2003
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    *** HAWK Guest

    It works a treat - looks just like the Windows Classic Media Player too -
    always a bonus :)

    Thanks again guys
    *** HAWK, Nov 16, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

    You're welcome.

    °Mike°, Nov 16, 2003
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    Viewasku1977 Guest

    Also you might want this...
    I asked this a while ago but didnt get a reply. Do you have a favorite place to
    download the most recent versions of freeware like this? Always have to go do
    an internet search for this stuff and would be nice to have a good standby.
    Also a word of advice for anyone trying those--get rid of your old versions
    first. They seem to conflict (from experience) even when they're not both
    Viewasku1977, Nov 17, 2003
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    Patrick Guest


    Heres a site (not known by me) that has at least two of the things you want
    (real-alternative 1.11 & quicktime-alternative 1.22) #20 

    Short link first;

    Long link second (sure you see why);
    Patrick, Nov 17, 2003
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    St Bernard Guest

    Slightly O.T. but some useful CODECS and Alternative players in one

    St Bernard, Nov 17, 2003
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    Zknb Guest

    Zknb, Nov 17, 2003
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