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How can I can Quick Time player

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  1. thankful

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    After I upgraded my harddrive, I tried to download Quicktime. When I go to their site or follow links to a quick time download, all I get is the player that advertises "hot picks"media, etc and gives me options to download I-tunes songs, movies, etc. I know there is a player by Quick Time that just simply plays your CDs and DVDs without this other stuff. Anyone know how to get this? (Oh, by the way, when I did the download from Quick Time's site, I unchecked the option for I-tunes)
    Thanks!
     
  2. t bone

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    if you open the player then...
    edit>preferences>player preferences....in "other" uncheck the "show content guide at startup"
    then apply>ok
    close the player and then open it up again, it should open as just the player without the other nonsense
     
  3. thankful

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    Yes, that got rid of all the other nonsense - thanks. Only problem is that I still don't see any command to click on to play a dvd. When I put a DVD in my computer, I get a window asking me if I want to play it in Windows Media Player, but not in Quick Play. Any ideas?
     
  4. stantley

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    As far as I know Quicktime doesn't play regular DVD's. It could play .mov or .mpg files that were burned to a DVD, but not the standard DVD .vob files.
     
  5. thankful

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    That solves the question. The stuff we played in the past were movies we took with our digital camera and either had in the hard drive or burned to a DVD. Thanks for your help.
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Media Player Classic, combined with Quicktime Alternative and Real Alternative is a one-stop player that will play .mov, .rm, and all other Real and Quicktime formats, as well as flash movies and DVD's. No ads, no popups, and all the same browser plugins as the original players.
     
  7. thankful

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    I have had a good bit of success with the VLC media player. Are you familiar with it? A free download. So far, I haven't found anything it won't play. No apparent baggage with it. The biggest help was with a situation with my son's laptop - Vista was incompatible with his quicktime movies and quicktime player, but VLC worked great.
    Is Media Player Classic like Windows Media Player but better or something totally different.
     
  8. Elvandil

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    VLC is very good, too. MPC is basically the old Windows Media Player 6.4 with a lot added under the hood so it can play almost all formats. I have both, just in case. With the alternatives, all Real, Quicktime, and Windows formats can be played with the single player. But installing the alternatives also enables the usual Windows Media Player to play Quicktime .mov files, too.
     
  9. thankful

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    Thanks for all the good input. Very helpful.
     
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