Quicktime - please no iTunes

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mainframeguy, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    OK, I am not optimistic about the outcome from this thread, but show me I am wrong....

    Friend sent me a link (here if you're curious) which was a no go unsurprisingly for me under Ubuntu. I go there again from XP, and Ffox wants to plug in Quicktime, again no surprise and not the question.

    I can select the manual install and here comes the issue - if I take Quicktime now I get iTunes and this is not optional. I know enough about iTunes that I am not letting that in - so can anyone tell me a way to get it without? Kinda like you can get back releases of some other stuff where it is the way you want (albeit unsupported). Alternatively a way to get the media and convert, but I think the link is streaming and that could be a long way around the problem.

    /me waits to be surprised - or not....
     
  2. muzikool

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    I don't know that you can get the current version of QT without installing iTunes as well. You could find an earlier version of QT without it.
     
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  9. muzikool

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    Woohoo, I was flat-out wrong! :dead: :p
     
  10. Mastershakes

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    bah, I use the real QT and ITUNES.

    That QT alternative was fun and all but got tired of using the classic WMP they use for it.

    :)
     
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    NP I didn't even know that existed.... pretty cool.
     
  13. omg its nlm

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    Good linkes I was mad the other day when it installed itunes!
     
  14. Grandmaster

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    Yeah you can get Quicktime without iTunes, but not the other way around :(

    Edit: Nevermind, Mastershakes found the trick. I think I might just use that.
     
  15. Mainframeguy

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    Nice surprises for once - I think I may not be alone in finding this thread was useful... just got to watch the movie short - it's a bit of a bummer though ;)
     
  16. vertigo

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    qt alternative installs the dshow codec, so you can play with pretty much any player :)

    imho media player classic is the best player there is
     
  17. kcnychief

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    Probably a dumb question, but please forgive me :)

    I don't use QT at all, and probably never will. If I install the iTunes, using the link above that lets you install without QT incase the QT alternative is used, will it still function properly? Or, will it keep prompting me to install something QT related?

    Again, forgive my sillyneess :p
     
  18. duysibo

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    Can we install iTunes without QuickTime coz I just want the iTUnes however I always got QuickTime installed in my comp but I dont want that anyways
     
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    I'm not sure. Excellent question, will research it.

    EDIT - It looks like it's completely stripped of QT - and you just need to make sure you have QT alt. installed before you use it. I don't know if ITunes has an autoupdate feature (I imagine it does) - but it probably can be turned off?
    Best guess at this point, couldn't find much solid info on the MSFN Forums.

    Yes - Link from above post
     
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  20. kcnychief

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    I'll have to play with this and find out. As soon as my new PC comes in, this baby is getting turned into a test box, w00t :smoker: