How To Play QuickTime Files In Windows Media Player? [Reader Query]

One of our readers Shadow sent us a query which asked us:

How do you change files from Quick Time media player to Windows media player? My friend just uploaded a slipknot album, the only problem is, I have windows and he has quick time. So I can’t listen to it.

Well this is a common problem faced by many people, since they do not have the Quick Time player provided by Apple. There is a simple solution though that will allow you to play quick time audio and video files in windows media player.

Related: How to Play Real Media Files (.rm, .rmvb, etc) in Windows Media Player

Playing QuickTime Files in Windows Media Player

If you do not want to install QuickTime player from Apple, there is a alternative which will allow you to view QuickTime files like (3gp, qt, etc) in Windows Media player. The alternative would involve installing the K-Lite Codec package, which installs the required codecs to play QuickTime files in Windows Media Player.

To learn more and download about K-Lite Codec package, you can take a look at our earlier post where we told you How To play any file format in Windows Media Player.

Quick Time Alternative

If you would not mind installing a additional player on your PC, QuickTime Alternative is a lightweight player that will allow you to play all the QuickTime files.

QuickTime Alternative is basically a trimmed down version of QuickTime that contains only the essential components needed for playing QuickTime content that is embedded in webpages.

Download QuickTime Alternative

Hope this solves your problem Shadow and do enjoy the music.

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