10 Replies Latest reply: Aug 31, 2006 8:24 AM by MykeM
jbblanch Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I have Quick Time Pro 7.0.3. Under the Player preferences, I have unchecked the "Open Movies in New Player" preference. Nevertheless, when I open a movie, it always opens in a new player. How do I fix it so that each movie opens in only one player?
  • 1. Re: Opening New Player Each Time
    MykeM Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    Same situation with me. I have no idea why it's not accepting the command. Each time I press accept, the button looks like it was never pressed.
  • 2. Re: Opening New Player Each Time
    MykeM Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    Still having the same problem. I would really like to get this fixed. Do I have to uninstall quicktime than reinstall it?
  • 3. Re: Opening New Player Each Time
    YAD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have just unchecked the box and it worked fine for me. I usually have "another player" box ticked anyway so was interesting to see it change (like WMP does).
    Suggest upgrading to 7.04 might cure problem.
  • 4. Re: Opening New Player Each Time
    MykeM Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    Thanks for the suggestion. I have version 7.0.3 but the only way to upgrade is to get the latest version of Itunes installed as well. And I want to avoid doing that for now.
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    QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (48,120 points)
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    MykeM Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    Thanks for the link. But unfourtunately the newer version does the same thing. I guess it's just something I have to live with on my computer.
  • 7. Re: Opening New Player Each Time
    Core Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Even with the latest version (7.1) this bug has not been fixed. I believe the problem has persisted since at least the 6.5 series, maybe earlier.

    Is Apple even aware of this problem? There has been several releases in between with no fix.
  • 8. Re: Opening New Player Each Time
    QTBug Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I was having the same problem with more than 1 player loading in QT 7 under WIN XP, even though the load new player box was not checked. QT 6.5.2 does not have this problem. Just today, I found a work around. Unfortunately, I had to upgrade to QT 7 because the OGG Vorbis codex I was using would not work with Itunes under QT 6. Try this:

    1) Uninstall QT 7
    2) Install QT 6.5.2
    3) Copy the QT 6 executable to the Desktop
    4) Uninstall QT 6
    5) Install QT 7
    6) You can avoid all the above installation process if you can locate a copy (from your backup, etc.) of the QT 6 executable.
    6) Rename the QT 6 "QuickTimePlayer.exe" to "QuickTimePlayer 6.exe" or some other name.
    7) Move the QT 6 executable to your Quicktime directory.
    8) Right Click on a movie file you want to play.
    a) Pick "Open With" from the menu.
    b) Pick "Choose Program" for the drop down menu.
    c) Check "Always use the selected program..." so you can avoid doing this every time.
    d) Click on "Browse". (Note: You might notice that two QT players show up under "Recommended Players". But if you pick one of these and do not pick "Browse" you will not know which version of the player you are picking. In that case you will have to check the version once the player is loaded.)
    e) Go to the QT directory and choose the renamed QT 6 executable
    f) Once the QT 6 player is loaded set your player preferences, etc. and uncheck the box for loading a new player.
    g) You will have to repeat this sequence for any new movie extensions (e.g., .mov, .mpg...) if you do not want QT 7 to load for that movie extension.
    9) This is a great work around because Itunes can use QT 7 and you can play your movies in QT 6 without new player windows loading. If you ever need to use QT 7 with a movie then "Choose Program", but do not check the "Always use selected program box...", that is, if you want most movies to keep loading in QT 6.

    Ask if you have any questions. Good luck!
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    QTBug Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
  • 10. Re: Opening New Player Each Time
    MykeM Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    Thanks for the suggestion.
    I did not try it yet but I am still having the same problem after installing QT 7.1.

    I just wish I understood why this was happening on my computer only. It has to be something in my settings.