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Apple today released QuickTime 7.6.9 for Windows, bringing security improvements for users on Windows 7, Vista, and XP.
QuickTime 7.6.9 improves security and is recommended for all QuickTime 7 users on Windows.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.
According to a support document associated with the release, QuickTime 7.6.9 addresses approximately 15 security vulnerabilities.

The update weighs in at 32.86 MB.

Article Link: Apple Releases QuickTime 7.6.9 for Windows
 

John.B

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And what about those Mac users who use Quicktime 7? I guess this is just a way to sell more Macs & copies of Snow Leopard.

You may be jumping to conclusions. According to the documentation for this update (support.apple.com) this addresses two issues: one with the QuickTime ActiveX control, the other with a potential maliciously crafted DLL. I can't see how either of these vulnerabilities would affect a Mac user.
 
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wasnt aware anyone used quicktime. you can play quicktime videos using wmp. not naturally of course but what plays everything naturally?

VLC. Never found anything it won't play.
 
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VLC. Never found anything it won't play.

Try this. Video imported from Sony Handycam to Mac via iMovie. Unreadable by any video player except iMovie itself, even though it's supposedly in a standard format. No go on VLC. Even with extra quicktime downloads.
 
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VLC. Never found anything it won't play.
Won't play movies purchased from iTunes (m4v).
 
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FYI: I believe the update is out for 10.4 clients as well
 
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...According to the documentation for this update (support.apple.com) this addresses two issues: one with the QuickTime ActiveX control, the other with a potential maliciously crafted DLL. I can't see how either of these vulnerabilities would affect a Mac user.
That article is for the 7.6.8 release for Windows. The full security details for QT 7.6.9 are here:

About the security content of QuickTime 7.6.9


Quicktime 7.6.9 was also released for 10.5 Leopard...
Indeed it is, but oddly, not noted on Apple's Support Downloads page.

FYI: I believe the update is out for 10.4 clients as well
If it is, I can't find it. the last for 10.4 was QT 7.6.4. Looks like the last few have been very OS specific.

7.6.5 -- Windows only
7.6.6 -- MacOS 10.5 & 10.6 only
7.6.7 -- Windows only
7.6.8 -- Windows only
7.6.9 -- Windows & MacOS 10.5 only (10.6.5 Update includes most fixes).

I think Quicktime is the engine behind iTunes.
QuickTime is the engine behind a LOT of things, not just iTunes.
 
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