WMP on W7 plays Quicktime video?

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CAcreeks
CAcreeks Veteran Member • Posts: 9,061
WMP on W7 plays Quicktime video?

Windows 8.2 was just announced with Start menu, so it's time for me to ask a question about something obsolete! Windows 7.

On Windows XP, WMP (Windows media player) did not work for Quicktime videos. On Windows 7, WMP seems to work.

Does WMP work for all types of Quicktime video, or am I just lucky regarding the codecs I tried? Found this webpage, but my videos are m4a, not listed as QuickTime.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316992

chillzatl Regular Member • Posts: 431
Re: WMP on W7 plays Quicktime video?

you likely just have a codec installed for it on win7, but not for winXP. You could install one easily enough though.

CAcreeks
CAcreeks OP Veteran Member • Posts: 9,061
Re: WMP on W7 plays Quicktime video?

chillzatl wrote:

you likely just have a codec installed for it on win7, but not for winXP. You could install one easily enough though.

Could be. However I recall trying to install more WMP codecs. They didn't work, so I gave up and just started using VLC media player. (Previously I had Apple QuickTime installed for mov files, but it asked me to upgrade too often, so I deleted it.)

Anyway, thanks. WinXP is history - it's too late to double check.

CAcreeks
CAcreeks OP Veteran Member • Posts: 9,061
Also: H.264 support in Firefox?

Also I thought Firefox had implemented internal support for the H.264 codec, because it seems to play fine on every platform I tried: XP, W7, Linux, Android, Macbook. But many items on the Mozilla.org website deny that they support H.264.

I guess Firefox is just using a locally available codec on all these platforms. On Android it's probably Chrome browser.

HTML5 standards specify embedding commands for video and the H.264 codec seems to have become universally accepted, though it is not royalty free.

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