Friday, April 15, 2016

If you're running Windows, you should uninstall Quicktime now

Apple is no longer updating Quicktime for Windows, and at least two security vulnerabilities are known to exist in the latest version. These will not be fixed.

Removing Quicktime is straightforward.

This does not apply to Quicktime on the Mac.

If you still have .MOV files on your system, you can view them using other programs. I've been using Irfanview for years, and I'm perfectly happy with it. Apparently, Windows Media Player will play .MOV files, too.

[Added] Unknown points out, in Comments, that VLC is also quite capable.


Anonymous said...

VLC media player plays .mov files as well, and they're still supported and releasing updates

bjkeefe said...

Ah, yes. Thanks for the reminder. I do, in fact, use VLC, too, to handle audio files. I guess I picked Irfanview as the default option to handle .MOV files purely by chance, long ago.

M. Bouffant said...

Thanks. I didn't think it was still installed, but I checked & it was still there. But no longer. I have Irfanview too, but mostly use it for re-sizing images.