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Where to download new QuickTime 7.7 for Windows?

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bmaytum Calculating status...
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Aug 4, 2011 3:36 PM

I'd like to get QuickTime 7.7 (but only because Apple has forced me to use iTunes + QT to use my iPod) BUT..... the Apple download website ATM only offers up the OLD version 7.6.9 (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ and http://support.apple.com/kb/DL837), even though this ZDNet blog (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/apple-quicktime-flaws-haunt-windows-users/920 5#comments) and Apple itself (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222) have announced the new version 7.7.

Way to go Apple.......... Fail!

Intel Pentium 4, Windows XP Pro
  • NikolasM Calculating status...
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    Aug 5, 2011 2:07 AM (in response to bmaytum)

    I agree...

     

    It's downright embarrassing to release a security update and then completely fail the downloadlinks..

     

    Not good enough!

  • John Lockwood Level 5 Level 5 (5,075 points)
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    Aug 5, 2011 9:52 AM (in response to bmaytum)

    I ran Apple Software Update (in Windows) and upgraded to QuickTime 7.7 with no problems. I did not even need to reboot (unlike Mac OS X).

     

    Apple Software Update (for Windows) is normally installed along with iTunes/QuickTime

  • carolfromhazlet Calculating status...
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    Aug 5, 2011 12:59 PM (in response to bmaytum)

    I finally found a place to get the Quicktime 7.7 update for Windows:  http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4938-apple-quicktime.html

     

    Good luck!

  • JOHN GLOVA Calculating status...
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    Aug 5, 2011 1:03 PM (in response to bmaytum)

    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ go here for it ...later john

  • lmacri Calculating status...
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    Aug 6, 2011 6:50 AM (in response to bmaytum)

    I just re-check the QuickTime Player download page today (Aug 6, 2011) at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ and it correctly downloaded the v. 7.70.80.34 installation file.

     

    I noticed on the same download page that iTunes v. 10.4 is still being bundled with the old v. 7.69 QuickTime installer.  There are a few posts in this forum where people reported that they had problems with their iTunes for Windows after upgrading to QuickTime Player v. 7.70, so please keep this in mind if you run the QuickTime update.

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    Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2 * iTunes v. 10.4.0.80 * QuickTime Player 7.69.80.9

  • lmacri Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 6, 2011 7:31 AM (in response to lmacri)

    Further to my previous post, I just checked http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ a few minutes ago and it's back to downloading the old v. 7.69.80.9 QuickTime Player.

     

    I have no idea what's going on.  When I downloaded v. 7.70.80.34 this morning, the radio button on the download page was clearly labeled as "QuickTime 7.7.0 for Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7" and the file properties show that I indeed downloaded the v. 7.70.80.34 installation file.

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    Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2 * iTunes v. 10.4.0.80 * QuickTime Player 7.69.80.9

  • lmacri Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 6, 2011 8:09 AM (in response to lmacri)

    .... and 30 minutes later, http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ is back to downloading the new v. 7.70.80.34 installation file !!!!!!

     

    I have no idea if Apple is responsible for this or if there's something wonky with my public WiFi connection, but I can't see anything in the history of my NIS 2011 security software that would indicate that I'm being re-routed on the Apple website because of an IP address block.

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    Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2 * iTunes v. 10.4.0.80 * QuickTime Player 7.69.80.9

  • lmacri Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 6, 2011 10:32 AM (in response to bmaytum)

    Just FYI, users in the Secunia PSI forum are also reporting the same problem downloading the QuickTime 7.70 update from the Apple website in the thread at http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/11075/.  I ran a security scan of my PC with my PSI software, and it lists my current QuickTime v. 7.69 as insecure and  recommends that I update to v. 7.70.

     

    I checked out the TechSpot link at http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4938-apple-quicktime.html that carolfromhazlet recommended and it worked fine, so I'd suggest either using this TechSpot download or updating from within QuickTime (Help | Update Existing Software...) using the Apple Update Software.

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    Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2 * iTunes v. 10.4.0.80 * QuickTime Player 7.69.80.9

  • Morac Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Aug 6, 2011 10:49 PM (in response to lmacri)

    QuickTime 7.7 doesn't break iTunes for Windows, but it does break access to past purchases in the iTunes Store.

     

    Technically it's not QuickTime 7.7 that's the problem, it's the updated Apple Application Support component that gets installed with QuickTime 7.7 (and Safari).  There is a way to install just QuickTime without upgrading the component, but I'm not sure if the component has security updates or not.

  • lmacri Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 8, 2011 7:17 AM (in response to Morac)

    Hi Morac:

     

    I'm assuming that you are referring to the new Purchased link in the Quick Links section of the iTunes Store that allows iPhone/iPad users who are logged into their iTunes account to transfer purchased apps and e-books between different devices. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

     

    Does anyone know if the Apple Application Support program is updated if you use the installation file downloaded from the TechSpot site that carolfromhazlet recommended?  If I run the Apple Software Updater from within QuickTime (Help | Update Existing Software), the v. 7.70 update is 45 MB, but the installation file downloaded from TechSpot (or directly from the Apple download site, if you can get the correct version) is only 38 MB.  I'm wondering if iTunes users only update the Apple Application Support program if they use the Apple Software Updater to update QuickTime.

     

    I haven't updated QuickTime yet and I currently have Apple Application Support v. 1.5.2.

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    Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2 * iTunes v. 10.4.0.80 * QuickTime Player 7.69.80.9

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