QuickTime 7.2

QuickTime is software that allows Mac and Windows users to play back audio and video on their computers. QuickTime 7 Player takes advantage of the latest video compression technology. It's called H.264, and it's an important new industry standard that's quickly garnered widespread support. QuickTime 7 Player also supports a wide-range of industry-standard audio formats, including AIFF, WAV, MOV, MP4 (AAC only) and AAC/ADTS. But taking a deeper look, QuickTime is many things: a file format, an environment for media authoring and a suite of applications:

* QuickTime Player — for playing back audio and video files
* Browser plug-ins — for viewing media within a web page
* PictureViewer — for working with still images (Windows only; Preview is available on Mac OS X)
* MPEG-2 Playback Component — for playing back MPEG-2 content (requires separate purchase)

* About QuickTime 7.2 for Windows

QuickTime 7.2 addresses critical security issues and delivers:
- Support for full screen viewing in QuickTime Player
- Updates to the H.264 codec
- Numerous bug fixes

This release is recommended for all QuickTime 7 users.

* Important Notice to QuickTime Pro Users
QuickTime 7 will disable the QuickTime Pro functionality in prior versions of QuickTime, such as QuickTime 5 or QuickTime 6. If you proceed with this installation, you must purchase a new QuickTime 7 Pro key to regain QuickTime Pro functionality. After installation, visit www.apple.com/quicktime to purchase a QuickTime 7 Pro key.

Download: QuickTime 7.2
Link: QuickTime Home Page

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No Windows 2000 support anymore for the standalone Quicktime. Maybe they included a 2000 compatible version in the Windows 2000 version of iTunes.

Jotnar said,
No Windows 2000 support anymore for the standalone Quicktime. Maybe they included a 2000 compatible version in the Windows 2000 version of iTunes.

Why the hell would you prefer windows 2000 over XP SP2 ?

Is it me or is it the Quicktime installer, when i install Quicktime 7.2 i get this error. "there is a problem with this window installer package. a program required for this install to complete could not be run. contact your support personnel or package vendor." but it still installs, has anyone else been getting this message?, i tried redownloading to see if the error message go away.

quicktime is still as crappy as ever, high CPU usage, RAM hog. And like Aaron pointed out, they haven't even added 64 support yet. Maybe they should put that higher on their list then there little 'numerous bug fixes'

Aaron44126 said,
Browser plug-in still broken in Windows x64 (can't see progress bar / playback controls).

It's always worked for me in 32bit browsers (IE, FF, Opera) what browser are you trying to use with it?

QuickTime 7.1.x (and now 7.2) have always been broken for me in IE and Firefox, in Windows XP x64 and Vista x64. 7.0.x works fine (I've even reverted to it a couple of times to check) but it disables Aero in Vista.

Maybe there's some other issue affecting the compatibility... I use a GeForce 6800?

They only allowed full screen viewing on Pro (paid) versions. Honestly, did they think they can get away with that?

All I can say is, it's about time.

I wonder what updates did they put with the H.264 codec?

Nadeem97 said,

i guess its discontinued

where u get that info from? ... cause i liked quicktime alternative alot as it dont install unnessesary crap... but real aternative is a must over the official real client as that program is real bad!

It hasn't been discontinued. It was just removed from codecguide.com. They have another version of it up though. This time, all legal. You can get it here. At time of checking, it has not been updated since I last downloaded it (1.0.0).

QT Alternitive isn't made by the guys at codecguide.com, it's just been part of their http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=announce&f=12&id=11 Codec packages for so long that the two have become tightly associated.

From the Codec Guide website, dated June 9:

"Some news websites have written that QTA is doomed because we removed links to it. However, we have no control over what the creators of QTA do. Even if they would decide to stop making new versions, which is likely to happen, this does not automatically mean that there won't be any trimmed down mods of QuickTime available in the future. Creating such a pack is no rocket science. So anyone with a few ounces computer skills can make something similar. In fact, many of such packs already exist."

I tried that (QuickTime Alternative) but I found it much slower and more unstable then QuickTime (on my PC) but considering my computer is bordering on completely stuffed, that doesn't mean much...might try it again on the new computer.

In their "numerous bug fixes" bullet point, have they fixed the major performance issues? I can play an HD .wmv video with half the CPU as a Quicktime video.

I have had so many frustrations with Quicktime, literally every time I see a .mov file I want to play, I instinctively groan.