quicktime plugin for firefox?

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  1. imdb

    imdb Registered Member

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    hi folks
    i wanna view qt content on webpages but don't wanna install quicktime software.
    there used to be an alternative sw, namely "quicktime alternative" but it seems it's discontinued.
    what are the options to view quicktime media with firefox browser w/o installing qt sw from apple? an alternative like "qt alternative" which is smaller in size than qt itself?
    thanks in adv.
     
  2. Robin A.

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    That is an option but it is almost 2 years old. What security risk would that bring vs. an actual up to date version of QuickTime?
     
  4. Robin A.

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    I haven´t had security problems with this plugin.

    I am now using IE10 (Windows 7) with Enhanced Protected Mode, and when I open some pages a warning appears about this plugin -- it seems it is not compatible with EPM. The options are to disable EPM for the page, or to "ignore", which is the one I choose.

    I didn´t know that so many pages (example: nytimes.com) use the QuickTime plugin. What do they use it for? And when I choose "ignore" (that is, ignore the plugin) nothing happens and the page works well. Maybe the message is an error.
     
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    I just install the latest QuickTime and disable the qttask.exe from startup

    works like a charm
     
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    Could be an error. I haven't had QuickTime or Java installed in about 2 years now and it does not affect my browsing in the least. Any QuickTime files I had downloaded I converted to another format. If I were to install it though I think I would more likely do as berryracer suggested, just for the sake of being up to date. That is a personal choice and I am not criticizing anyone else's.
     
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    From the QuickTime Alternative developers:

    QuickTime Installation Guide - How to install QuickTime and make it ''bloat free''
    -http://codecguide.com/quicktime_installation.htm-
     
  8. imdb

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    thanks guys, think i'll pass n go on w/o qt, it's already become a bloatware anyway.
    cheers
     
  9. mapsonx

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    My Firefox plugin check reveals that the plugin installed by the latest versions of Quicktime Alternative or QT-Lite are outdated and has a security vulnerability

    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/

    So is my only option to use Quicktime 7?

    I read the good advice offered here, but it seems to be based on what was believed to be a discontinued product.

    What is your opinion of continuing to use Quicktime Alternative or QT-Lite?
     
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