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How to play media files in QuickTime format (.MOV, .QT) with Ziepod+

If you like to watch quicktime formated files (.mov and .qt) with Ziepod+ or any other DirectShow supported player, such as Windows Media Player(WMP), then by installing codec package called 'QuickTime Alternative', you can play them without needing to install QuickTime player.

Check [ this web page ] to learn more about this package and check [ this web page ] to download the latest version of this package.

Here is more info about this package:

QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime (.mov .qt) files. This way there is no need to install the offical QuickTime Player.

It also supports QuickTime content that is embedded in webpages. The QuickTime plugins include iPIX and QuickTimeVR. QuickTime Alternative is a software with codecs,filters and plugins that play QuickTime files.

The QuickTime Browser plugin supports Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla and Netscape.

It is highly recommended to uninstall all existing QuickTime related software, like QuickTime Player, before installing. This way your system stays clean and potential problems will be avoided.

Here are some key features of "QuickTime Alternative":

· Media Player Classic
· QuickTime Codecs
· QuickTime DirectShow filter
· QuickTime plugin for Internet Explorer
· QuickTime plugin for Opera/Mozilla/Netscape
· QuickTime Control Panel
· Extra plugins for QuickTime

Here is one important question-and-answer related to this package from FAQ section of given web site above:

Q : Can I install QuickTime alternative together with iTunes?

A : Yes you can. However you need to install them in the correct order, otherwise it won't work.

    1. Uninstall QuickTime Alternative (or the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack).
    2. Install iTunes. It will also install QuickTime.
    3. Go to the Windows control panel (a.k.a. configuration) and click on add/remove programs (a.k.a. software)
    4. Uninstall QuickTime
    5. Install QuickTime Alternative
Additional Notes
  • Caution : Please keep in mind that we are just giving you an hint on how to solve one solution, but we are definitely not responsible about the consequences, since they are third-party software.
  • At the time we release Ziepod+, latest available version of 'QuickTime Alternative' is 1.66 and Ziepod+ can play quicktime formatted files with this version.
  • Note that, if you like to install 'QuickTime Alternative' package along with 3ivx toolkit, then we recommend you to first install 3ivx and then 'QuickTime Alternetive'. Otherwise you may experience files with the extension MOV without video output, but only audio.
Related Help Topics & Sections
How to play media files in MPEG-4 format (.MP4, .M4A) with Ziepod+
How to play media files Real Media format (.RM) with Ziepod+

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