QuickTime® for Windows ® XP
Developed by Apple®, QuickTime® is a multimedia software that works on Windows® XP and other operating systems. The software enables you to watch real-time movies, listen to streaming audio, and also view compressed images. The QuickTime® platform works on H.264, the latest video compression technology doing wonders for mobile multimedia and high-definition playback. It is the industry codec for 3GPP (mobile multimedia), MPEG-4 HD-DVD, and blu-ray™. This codec is capable of compressing bulky video files into much smaller files without compromising on quality. The QuickTime® player is so efficient that it automatically streams the content coming from the network without any set-up requirements. The player looks at your system’s connection speed and then puts the content into the highest quality stream, depending on the bandwidth available on your system. Also, if the connection to the network breaks while you are viewing a video, the player instantly reconnects when the connection is re-established.
The player delivers well on the audio aspect too, providing up to 24 channels of audio. The QuickTime® 7 player supports several industry-standard audio formats, including AIFF, WAV, MOV, MP4 (AAC only), CAF, and AAC/ADTS.
- How to install QuickTime® on Windows® XP
- How to uninstall QuickTime® on Windows® XP
- How to keep QuickTime® for Windows® XP refreshed
How to install QuickTime® on Windows® XP
Installing QuickTime® on Windows® XP is a simple and quick process. First, you will have to go to the Apple®’s homepage where you will get a long list of Apple® products and services. There, click the ‘Downloads’ link, which will take you to the download page with the ‘QuickTime’ link. Clicking on the link will take you to the page from where you can begin installing QuickTime® on the Windows XP operating system. You will be required to enter a valid e-mail id before clicking on the ‘Free Download Now’ button. A pop-up window will then install the player on your Windows® XP-based computer. The page also gives you the option of signing up for a free weekly subscription for the new tunes available. You can also stay updated about all the events regarding Apple® and its products by clicking on a box on the page.
How to uninstall QuickTime® on Windows® XP
Uninstalling QuickTime® on Windows® XP is again a quick procedure. Go to the ‘Start’ menu at the bottom of your screen and open the ‘Programs’ menu. Under the menu, there will be a ‘QuickTime’ folder; click on it. Then, click on the ‘Uninstall QuickTime’ tab to start the uninstallation process. Once QuickTime® gets uninstalled, click on the ‘Remove’ button. Your system will give out a set of on-screen instructions; follow them and within seconds QuickTime® will get uninstalled from Windows® XP.
A good way to keep the QuickTime® player in good working condition is to uninstall and then reinstall the software on your computer system every now and then. This method is particularly helpful for those users whose software copy is improperly installed, corrupt, or infected.