528 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Aug 31, 2006 8:24 AM by MykeM
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!