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.
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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.
Uninstall QuickTime Alternative (or the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack).
Install iTunes. It will also install QuickTime.
Go to the Windows control panel (a.k.a. configuration) and click on add/remove programs (a.k.a. software)
Install QuickTime Alternative