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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:47 pm 
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If you're a Windows user it's time to ditch QuickTime, quickly

Apple is no longer offering support for the PC version of its multimedia player and that is getting United States Department of Homeland Security worried. So much so that it has issued a statement warning users of the risks of using software that is no
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How will this affect the Myst series programs?????

How about Quicktime Alternative - a third party program?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:40 pm 
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None of the recent Myst games use QuickTime, I think only Myst (original and ME) and Riven do. Myst III and later (including Uru) use Bink instead. Myst and Riven don't work with the current QuickTime anyway, so there's no harm in uninstalling it if you don't need it for anything else.

As an alternative I can suggest VLC (https://videolan.org/vlc/), it supports a lot of media formats, also works as a streaming client, is open-source and actively maintained. Of course it won't work as a replacement for QuickTime for programs that depend on it, but such programs normally have their required QuickTime version bundled.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:20 pm 
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Installing Quicktime Alternative does nothing. It used to install with Media Player Classic and installing that (and setting .mov to that) gets back mov files
I remember I couldn't play Riven from CD or DVD for years because of Quicktime but I can now with the GOG version. Whether I can now with Quick time uninstalled, I don't know.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:14 pm 
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Re: Myst & Riven,
from this post by wstrohm...


Older QT 4.1.2 zip archive, middle of page...


As mentioned by wstrohm "Disable Visual Themes" is checked.


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I have to leave it installed for a couple of programs that I use (encoders), but I make sure the Quicktime TSR's don't run in the background.

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you should have quicktime 6 installed for Myst and Riven, but that's all you need. Just turn off all the background processes so it only runs when the game is running, and you'll be safe.

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I have windows 10 & I tried installing gog.com version of Riven and chose not to install quick time (no quick time installed on my pc at all) when it asked. The game still started up ok. I had a quick look around, seemed fine, but I admit I haven't played it through like that.

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