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Apple drops support for Quicktime on Windows, critical remote execution bugs remain

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Apple drops support for Quicktime on Windows, critical remote execution bugs remain

Details are murky, but apparently Apple sort-of mentioned that they were deprecating Quicktime for Windows back in January. Now a pair of critical remote code execution bugs have been reported, and Apple's response to AV supplier Trend Micro is that they will not be fixed because Apple's support for Quicktime for Windows has ended. The recommended security solution is to remove Quicktime immediately.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/14 ... r_windows/
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Gee wrote: People still use QuickTime?
That's basically my thoughts as well.
Maybe if this was 2006 instead of 2016 then sure.
I can't even remember the last time I installed Quicktime...
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Yeah, no need for Quicktime when Media Player Classic or VLC can play those oldies. I used to install Quicktime Alternative, which was handy to download movie trailers from Apple's site, but that was probably ten years ago.

I'm surprised to hear that Quicktime is still alive, or even partially alive.
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Let's just pray Apple doesn't drop ever support for RealVideo. :eek:
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Gee wrote: People still use QuickTime?

This belongs in the recycle bin along with Real Media Player
I recall QuickTime was pretty much unnecessary around the Windows 98 SE era. Real media player has always been nothing more than malware in my books. RM codec remains useful today as it continues to be the gold standard for Asian videos.
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I've never deliberately installed Quicktime on any system, but somehow all my systems older than a year or so have ended up with Quicktime installed because some software package or video file needed it.
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JamesA1 wrote: I've never deliberately installed Quicktime on any system, but somehow all my systems older than a year or so have ended up with Quicktime installed because some software package or video file needed it.
It's iTunes that forces QuickTime on you.
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death_hawk wrote: That's basically my thoughts as well.
Maybe if this was 2006 instead of 2016 then sure.
I can't even remember the last time I installed Quicktime...
2006? I'd say more like 1996 LOL. LOL @ Crapple too.
JamesA1 wrote: I've never deliberately installed Quicktime on any system, but somehow all my systems older than a year or so have ended up with Quicktime installed because some software package or video file needed it.
QuickTime's .mov hasn't really been a format since the 90s and is now just a container, like MP4, that anything can play provided it supports whatever codecs are used in the file. So there's a variety of methods you can use to avoid "having" to install Quicktime even on programs that "require" it.

Quicktime is joke and always has been, just like anything else that comes out of that two-bit company.
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Hah, like anyone seriously used QuickTime on Windows (or in general) anyways.
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PressureBoom wrote: Hah, like anyone seriously used QuickTime on Windows (or in general) anyways.
Video editors, for a start. Most mid-range and high-end video software either requires Quicktime or supports it.
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movieman wrote: Video editors, for a start. Most mid-range and high-end video software either requires Quicktime or supports it.
I can see the legions of video editors shedding silent tears over their Windows workstations now.

Wait... I thought all video editors used those $3000 Mac Pro cylinders?
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PressureBoom wrote: Wait... I thought all video editors used those $3000 Mac Pro cylinders?
I thought Final Cut took over the Mac video editing market years ago?

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