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Apple releases Quicktime update

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Jan 2009 20:15 User comments (17)

Apple releases Quicktime update Apple has updated their popular Quicktime media player, patching critical security flaws as well as tweaking the software to accept more file formats.
Version 7.6, available now for Mac and Windows users, fixes seven "critical" bugs, each of which would have allowed remote installation of unauthorized software on your computer.

The exploits would trick users into visiting a "malicious Web site" or to play a media file with malicious code. None of the exploits were publicly known before the release today of the update.

InfoWorld adds that "the 7.6 update also includes some performance enhancements for H.2640-encoded and Motion JPEG media files, as well as some audio tweaks for AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) and MPEG video files. The update also improves compatibility with iChat and Photo Booth."

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17 user comments

123.1.2009 15:15

Sorry QT is the most bloated bloat wear ever, give me a simple codec that forces me to watch a 5-10 second add when online that I can use in browsers and MPC and I would be all over it..but no not with the bloat...and crappy GUI....

225.1.2009 14:49

You're clueless.

325.1.2009 14:54

Originally posted by robertmro:
You're clueless.
The name accounts for that much :P

But I just can not stand QT I never did and I hate to get video working on a site you need to install their player because they don't want to make a simple codec for their precious priporitary standard....

Yes there's the alternative
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/quicktime_alternative.htm

but I find it some what buggy.

425.1.2009 17:01

Quicktime is FAIL. Always has been, always will be.
VLC > QT, any day of the week.

525.1.2009 17:09

Originally posted by adamryan:
Quicktime is FAIL. Always has been, always will be.
VLC > QT, any day of the week.

I like MPC more easy/simple GUI....

625.1.2009 18:10

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Originally posted by adamryan:
Quicktime is FAIL. Always has been, always will be.
VLC > QT, any day of the week.

I like MPC more easy/simple GUI....
Is it as versatile as VLC? I've never heard of MPC before. I love VLC because it's both easy to use (and can play nearly every damn file available) AND it has more technical capabilities as well (streaming, etc).


-adamryan

725.1.2009 18:10

Quote:
Originally posted by adamryan:
Quicktime is FAIL. Always has been, always will be.
VLC > QT, any day of the week.

I like MPC more easy/simple GUI....
Is it as versatile as VLC? I've never heard of MPC before. I love VLC because it's both easy to use (and can play nearly every damn file available) AND it has more technical capabilities as well (streaming, etc).


-adamryan

825.1.2009 18:19

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Originally posted by adamryan:
Quicktime is FAIL. Always has been, always will be.
VLC > QT, any day of the week.

I like MPC more easy/simple GUI....
Is it as versatile as VLC? I've never heard of MPC before. I love VLC because it's both easy to use (and can play nearly every damn file available) AND it has more technical capabilities as well (streaming, etc).


-adamryan
Media player classic

Its like Windose Media player without the bloat, better/simpler GUI and options.

VLC is more feature rich but I hate its GUI so I use it as a backup..

925.1.2009 18:26

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Originally posted by adamryan:
Quicktime is FAIL. Always has been, always will be.
VLC > QT, any day of the week.

I like MPC more easy/simple GUI....
Is it as versatile as VLC? I've never heard of MPC before. I love VLC because it's both easy to use (and can play nearly every damn file available) AND it has more technical capabilities as well (streaming, etc).


-adamryan
Media player classic

Its like Windose Media player without the bloat, better/simpler GUI and options.

VLC is more feature rich but I hate its GUI so I use it as a backup..
I see. So it's got all the same codecs and whatnot?

1025.1.2009 18:34

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Originally posted by adamryan:
Quicktime is FAIL. Always has been, always will be.
VLC > QT, any day of the week.

I like MPC more easy/simple GUI....
Is it as versatile as VLC? I've never heard of MPC before. I love VLC because it's both easy to use (and can play nearly every damn file available) AND it has more technical capabilities as well (streaming, etc).


-adamryan
Media player classic

Its like Windose Media player without the bloat, better/simpler GUI and options.

VLC is more feature rich but I hate its GUI so I use it as a backup..
I see. So it's got all the same codecs and whatnot?
VLC has its own codec set and is good to check and see if you are having codec issues or video card/driver issues.

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Media_Player_Classic.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Player_Classic

I use it with K lite codec pack full version(which has it in it)
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_lite_codec_pack.htm

I get a new version of the codec pack every few months I rarely have codec based issues.


Try it out you might like it but if you are happy with VLC there is no need to change I guess.

1125.1.2009 18:39

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Originally posted by adamryan:
Quicktime is FAIL. Always has been, always will be.
VLC > QT, any day of the week.

I like MPC more easy/simple GUI....
Is it as versatile as VLC? I've never heard of MPC before. I love VLC because it's both easy to use (and can play nearly every damn file available) AND it has more technical capabilities as well (streaming, etc).


-adamryan
Media player classic

Its like Windose Media player without the bloat, better/simpler GUI and options.

VLC is more feature rich but I hate its GUI so I use it as a backup..
I see. So it's got all the same codecs and whatnot?
VLC has its own codec set and is good to check and see if you are having codec issues or video card/driver issues.

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Media_Player_Classic.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Player_Classic

I use it with K lite codec pack full version(which has it in it)
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_lite_codec_pack.htm

I get a new version of the codec pack every few months I rarely have codec based issues.

Try it out you might like it but if you are happy with VLC there is no need to change I guess.
I've tried that K Lite codec pack out before. I remember it was a FREAKING HUGE download and lagged like crazy. Idk, maybe my comp is just a dinosaur and I need more RAM to run crap that uses that stuff.

1225.1.2009 18:51

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Originally posted by adamryan:
Quicktime is FAIL. Always has been, always will be.
VLC > QT, any day of the week.

I like MPC more easy/simple GUI....
Is it as versatile as VLC? I've never heard of MPC before. I love VLC because it's both easy to use (and can play nearly every damn file available) AND it has more technical capabilities as well (streaming, etc).


-adamryan


Media player classic

Its like Windose Media player without the bloat, better/simpler GUI and options.

VLC is more feature rich but I hate its GUI so I use it as a backup..
I see. So it's got all the same codecs and whatnot?
VLC has its own codec set and is good to check and see if you are having codec issues or video card/driver issues.

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Media_Player_Classic.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Player_Classic

I use it with K lite codec pack full version(which has it in it)
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_lite_codec_pack.htm

I get a new version of the codec pack every few months I rarely have codec based issues.

Try it out you might like it but if you are happy with VLC there is no need to change I guess.
I've tried that K Lite codec pack out before. I remember it was a FREAKING HUGE download and lagged like crazy. Idk, maybe my comp is just a dinosaur and I need more RAM to run crap that uses that stuff.
klcodec442f.exe is 15MB(it got as big as 40MB some years back) codecs are more optimized now adays, mmm whats your ramm,CPU and video?
If its over 1.6, 512MB+ and a DX 7 vid card or better you should be fine, if its slightly older spec It might run but VLC would be a better setup for you.

1325.1.2009 18:56

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Originally posted by adamryan:
Quicktime is FAIL. Always has been, always will be.
VLC > QT, any day of the week.

I like MPC more easy/simple GUI....
Is it as versatile as VLC? I've never heard of MPC before. I love VLC because it's both easy to use (and can play nearly every damn file available) AND it has more technical capabilities as well (streaming, etc).


-adamryan


Media player classic

Its like Windose Media player without the bloat, better/simpler GUI and options.

VLC is more feature rich but I hate its GUI so I use it as a backup..
I see. So it's got all the same codecs and whatnot?
VLC has its own codec set and is good to check and see if you are having codec issues or video card/driver issues.

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Media_Player_Classic.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Player_Classic

I use it with K lite codec pack full version(which has it in it)
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_lite_codec_pack.htm

I get a new version of the codec pack every few months I rarely have codec based issues.

Try it out you might like it but if you are happy with VLC there is no need to change I guess.
I've tried that K Lite codec pack out before. I remember it was a FREAKING HUGE download and lagged like crazy. Idk, maybe my comp is just a dinosaur and I need more RAM to run crap that uses that stuff.
klcodec442f.exe is 15MB(it got as big as 40MB some years back) codecs are more optimized now adays, mmm whats your ramm,CPU and video?
If its over 1.6, 512MB+ and a DX 7 vid card or better you should be fine, if its slightly older spec It might run but VLC would be a better setup for you.
Yeah, it's 2.53 and 512 MB. Idk what my vid card is. I think I'll just stick to VLC for now, so as not to rock the boat too much. But thanks for the headsup about MPC. I'll def check that out when I get my new laptop next month. =]

1425.1.2009 19:01

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Originally posted by adamryan:
Quicktime is FAIL. Always has been, always will be.
VLC > QT, any day of the week.

I like MPC more easy/simple GUI....
Is it as versatile as VLC? I've never heard of MPC before. I love VLC because it's both easy to use (and can play nearly every damn file available) AND it has more technical capabilities as well (streaming, etc).


-adamryan



Media player classic

Its like Windose Media player without the bloat, better/simpler GUI and options.

VLC is more feature rich but I hate its GUI so I use it as a backup..
I see. So it's got all the same codecs and whatnot?
VLC has its own codec set and is good to check and see if you are having codec issues or video card/driver issues.

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Media_Player_Classic.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Player_Classic

I use it with K lite codec pack full version(which has it in it)
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_lite_codec_pack.htm

I get a new version of the codec pack every few months I rarely have codec based issues.

Try it out you might like it but if you are happy with VLC there is no need to change I guess.
I've tried that K Lite codec pack out before. I remember it was a FREAKING HUGE download and lagged like crazy. Idk, maybe my comp is just a dinosaur and I need more RAM to run crap that uses that stuff.
klcodec442f.exe is 15MB(it got as big as 40MB some years back) codecs are more optimized now adays, mmm whats your ramm,CPU and video?
If its over 1.6, 512MB+ and a DX 7 vid card or better you should be fine, if its slightly older spec It might run but VLC would be a better setup for you.
Yeah, it's 2.53 and 512 MB. Idk what my vid card is. I think I'll just stick to VLC for now, so as not to rock the boat too much. But thanks for the headsup about MPC. I'll def check that out when I get my new laptop next month. =]
Ah it dose sound like it would work, but what ever keep it for when you are feeling lucky. :P

1526.1.2009 17:31
spamual
Inactive

IMO kmplayer>all

1626.1.2009 17:33

Originally posted by spamual:
IMO kmplayer>all
Boast moa! links, stats, features!

1726.1.2009 17:46
spamual
Inactive

umm website linky:

basically there hasnt been a format i cant play with it. plays everything. from FLV to FLAC

http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/index.php

what else would u like to know?

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