Does VMS need QuickTime?

PeterR wrote on 4/17/2016, 6:42 PM
As you may have seen, Apple has suddenly stopped support for QuickTime, leaving it with some known bugs and vulnerabilities to hacking. Users are urged to uninstall it immediately (see below).

Does VMS rely still rely on QuickTime?
If I uninstall it, will that cause problems?
Will I lose any important codecs that come with QuickTime?
I am still running VMS 11.0, does it need QuickTime?

Thanks for your help.

References:
http://www.wired.com/2016/04/uninstall-quicktime-on-windows/
http://www.cnet.com/news/you-should-uninstall-quicktime-for-windows/
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-105A

Comments

musicvid10 wrote on 4/17/2016, 7:34 PM
All you have to do is look at your media properties in Movie Studio to tell what library is opening a given file.
If you are not importing MOV or TIF, you might be ok without it.
Former users wrote on 4/18/2016, 8:44 AM
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Some good information here. Especially from JohnnyRoy
JohnnyRoy wrote on 4/19/2016, 6:40 AM
Movie Studio does not need QuickTime unless you need to open QuickTime files. These are files with the MOV extension. If you want to edit QuickTime MOV files or need to render to QuickTime MOV format, you must have QuickTime for Windows installed. Otherwise, it will operate without it for other file types (e.g., AVI, MP4, MPG, M2T, etc.)

My previous recommendation to rename or delete the player.exe does not work. :( Those who tried it reported that Vegas Pro could no longer open QuickTime files without the player being there. I assume it is the same story for Movie Studio.

Understand that while the vulnerability exists, there have been no threads reported that exploit it. That doesn't mean that there won't be. You would have to visit a malicious web site and play a movie that has been tampered with in order to be affected. If you only use QuickTime files from your camera you should be OK. If there is any way to disable the playing of QuickTime files by your browser that would be even better.

Of course uninstalling QuickTime eliminates the vulnerability but if you need to work with QuickTime files you can't do this.

Hope that helps,

~jr