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    QuickTime Undermines Windows (Again)

    If I were a bit more paranoid, I'd think it was part of a plan out of Cupertino. Luckily, it seems hard to exploit, if the hacker that discovered it right.

    Researcher Finds New Flaw in QuickTime for Windows - PC World

    In a video with a thumping techno beat, Petkov shows a QuickTime file sitting on the desktop of a PC running XP SP2. If a user opens the malicious file, Petkov then has control of the PC, demonstrated by the way the applications Paint, Calculator and Notepad are seen launching, apparently without further user intervention. The demonstration is repeated on a PC running Windows Vista inside a virtual machine.
    More at GNUCITIZEN

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    I hope it's not present in QT alternative also! ****, I better not open any .mov files until I find out.

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    You could always try VLC Media Player:

    http://www.videolan.org/

    Or AVS:

    http://www.avsmedia.com/DVDPlayer/index.aspx

    I am afraid that Apple don't look after QuickTime as well as they might

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    I have VLC, it's too primitive for my tastes. Barely seems to play anything but streamed video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPnyc
    I have VLC, it's too primitive for my tastes. Barely seems to play anything but streamed video.
    VLC only *looks* primitive
    Your experience is the polar opposite of mine. VLC plays everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPnyc
    I have VLC, it's too primitive for my tastes. Barely seems to play anything but streamed video.
    I'm with phernandez. VLC plays everything. Takes a little getting used to,
    but life without DRM is a dream.
    “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” — Will Rogers

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    Must be some secret to it. Maybe there's a whole bunch of codecs I'm missing?

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