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turn off quicktime task

by Danno / December 2, 2003 9:50 PM PST

Everytime I use Quicktime it restarts Quicktime task (it runs in the tray) which starts up when you restart your computer. I can shut it down with startup cop. Heres my question, is there a way to keep it from starting up in the preference?

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Even Better
by Yew / December 2, 2003 10:14 PM PST

Go here: and download the latest QuickTime Alternative package. I'm showing 1.22, but it might be higher later.

Uninstall QuickTime and then install QuickTime Alternative making sure to install MediaPlayer Classic as well. QuickTime Alternative will install the codecs needed to play QuickTime files, and MediaPlayer Classic is a handy little (free) media player that can play QuickTime (and RealMedia) files along with any other file type that has a codec installed. It's basically a great drop in replacement for Windows Media Player with useful features lacking in Windows Media Player. Aside from it being under 1MB in size and being very resource friendly needing only between 5-20MB of memory.

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Re:turn off quicktime task
by Tufenuf / December 2, 2003 10:33 PM PST
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Danno, In Addition To Larry's Suggestion...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 3, 2003 1:38 AM PST

...not only do I follow the procedures mentioned in the link he provided, but afterwards, I also UNCHECK the selection box in "msconfig" like this: Click on Start-Run, type "msconfig" (without the quotes). When the System Configuration Utility loads, click on the "Start Up" tab, then UNCHECK the box next to "Quick Time Task", click on "apply", then Ok. The computer will ask to be restarted. Do it.

I've seen a few computers where "deselecting" the system tray icon in Quicktime's "preferences" didn't completely stop the program from loading at start up after you ran the program to view a video clip. In addition, some versions don't have the option to deselect it at all in the "preferences" section.

Hope this helps, too.


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