Change Quicktime Player 7 from default to Quicktime Player

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by benhollberg, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. benhollberg macrumors 68020

    benhollberg

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    For some reason my default video player on my MacBook Pro is Quicktime Player 7 and I have no idea how it changed from Quicktime Player X. This can been like this for a few weeks, before upgrading and after upgrading to Lion. I can't find a way to switch it back but it is bothering me. Now if I want to open something in the Quicktime Player X I have to right click it and open it that way.

    How can I change this and does anybody know why it changed?
     
  2. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    not sure of a global setting to do this, but you can do it based on file extension

    right click on a movie that opens in QT7 and chose get info

    on the panel you will see an option that says open with, change this to quicktime player and click the button thats says change all

    all that type of file should now open in QTP instead of QT7
     
  3. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Great thanks. I'll try it when I get home.
     
  4. Kanunu macrumors 6502

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    Why change back?

    What does the original Quicktime do that Quicktime 7 does not? I find 7 better because it will play AVI files with SRT subtitles so I like it. Are some functions lost?

    I notice too that it is not an upgrade but a separate app.
     
  5. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Not sure but the new QuickTime looks a lot better.
     
  6. snowboarder macrumors 6502

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    Not only that, QT 7 is great for conversions, including image sequence
    export etc. The QT X is cr@p, terrible, does nothing and looks lik sh&t.
    The most terrible thing about Lion is that it breaks QT 7.
    Why would anyone pick it over QT 7???
     
  7. Kanunu, Jul 31, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011

    Kanunu macrumors 6502

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    QT7 in Lion

    My QT7 works fine in Lion. I did install it after Lion was installed so maybe the sequence matters. Since it's free you could delete it and reinstall and see if it works better. Good luck.
     
  8. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That worked, thanks.
     
  9. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    you have them the wrong way around, QT7 was the original that came with additional pro features if required

    QTP (Quick Time X) was a total rewrite of it for Snow Leopard and missed many things

    Not sure how much the quick time player has improved in lion, I gave up on it in snow leopard and just use QT7
     

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