QuickTime Player

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Application Details:

Version: 5.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0-rc1-staging

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What works

MOV playing, MP3 streaming (, printing from both QuickTime Player and PictureViewer.  Uninstaller.

What does not

Default video settings make the interface very slow and prone to blacking out (controls not visible).  Set video to "Safe Mode (GDI Only) in Edit > Preferences > QuickTime Preferences > Video Settings.

The updater and the list of included TV channels fail to function due to broken URLs or newer unsupported codecs.  The start-up logo movie ( often fails to play (minor).  "AVDeck Independent Music Radio" loaded a skin but did not play.


What was not tested

Integration with other applications.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

The tray applet will keep wineserver loaded until killed. It may not be visible and the player does not have controls that affect it. Prevent it from auto-starting by using regedit to remove the "QuickTime Task" value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 25 20162.0-rc1-stagingYes Yes SilverJeff D. Hanson 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 25 20151.8Yes Yes GoldJeff D. Hanson 
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 30 20141.7.33Yes Yes SilverJeff D. Hanson 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 29 20091.1.20Yes Yes BronzeKen Sharp 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Configuration note

Player has repaint problems with default configuration, resulting in a mostly black window.  This can be mitigated somewhat by changing the QuickTime video settings using the QuickTime control panel applet.  Use "wine control"  then open the applet or load it directly on the command line using:

wine rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL QuickTime.cpl

In Video Settings, uncheck "Enable DirectDraw On Secondary Monitors".  This mostly solves the problem but not if a virtual desktop is used.  In that situation the only solution is to select "Safe Mode (GDI Only)".