Updating quick time
Quick Time is designed to play Apple's MOV video format although but beyond this on Windows, it isn't very flexible.
There are other players such as VLC media player which play almost any format and are much quicker to launch.
When it comes to performing basic functions such as playback, it's very easy to use although launching it is still a little slow.
If you want to really get the most out of Quick Time however, you need to upgrade to the Pro version which allows you to do much more such as edit and convert video files.
Given its status as a potential security threat and the lack of any updates coming from Apple, we'd go so far as to say you should get it off your computer as soon as possible.
We've reached out to Apple to confirm that it has ended support for Quicktime on Windows and will update this post with any other details.
Quick Time is Apple's own proprietory video format and Quick Time player is the official player for it.
It requires no set up for content that streams over the network. And Quick Time 7 Player delivers truly outstanding multi-channel audio.Even downloaded video files could exploit the desktop version of Apple’s Quick Time.Unfortunately, Apple is no longer updating Quick Time for Windows, so these flaws–and any future ones–will never be fixed.If you’re using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, which still support the plug-in, you can be compromised just by visiting a web page.Google Chrome no longer does supports these old plug-ins, but Chrome users shouldn’t get too complacent.