Apple discontinues QuickTime for
18 April 2016 Placed in: Related
Since Apple apparently decided to drop support for QuickTime for
Windows completely, and many now urge to deinstall QuickTime from
your Windows PC as fast as possible, this is where abeMeda stands
on the issue:
: While abeMeda uses QuickTime, it runs
fine without it, and should not be affected by deinstalling
In more detail
: abeMeda is QuickTime aware, and
has used QuickTime - if installed - for a long time, to identify
and read metadata from several different file formats. It is most
involved in MOV/MP4, but also for PSD and GIF files. In none of
these cases is it the only available data source, and has been
augmented and/or replaced by ffmpeg and XMP by now.
Without QuickTime, you might notice some previews for PSD files,
and some metadata for MP4 files missing (where they can't be found
via XMP). Wherever that is a problem, we recommend installing the
most current version of ffmpeg.
See our links page
to find the additional tools you need.