player object problem on Win7

Scott Rossi scott at tactilemedia.com
Mon Aug 15 02:01:38 EDT 2011


AFAIK, Neither LiveCode nor Windows has ever included a QuickTime installer.

In answer to your question, yes, to get the most functionality from a player, the user must have QuickTime installed.  Otherwise, playback features are quite limited.  This is why many of us have been requesting for years that the RunRev folks license a media player technology that could be included in the engine, rather than relying on QuickTime.  The media support available from QuickTime is great, but the need to install it is off-putting for many non-Mac users.

Regards,

Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX Design



On Aug 14, 2011, at 9:41 PM, Nicolas Cueto <niconiko at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sorry to be replying to my own question.
> 
> A Win7 installation does not include QuickTime. And I've confirmed QT
> is not installed on my machine.
> 
> If this lack of QT is the source of the problem, does this mean Win7
> users of my LiveCode stacks must have QuickTime already installed?
> 
> If so, argh!  I hesitate installing QT to find out one way or the
> other. Cause of how annoyingly persistent its update messages are.
> Almost as bothersome as java's!
> 
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> Nicolas Cueto
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