Instead, Quick Time 7 Player automatically determines your system's connection speed and chooses the highest quality stream for the amount of bandwidth you have available. In fact, it provides you with up to 24 channels of audio, turning your home office into a home theater.And if you ever lose a connection while watching streaming video, Quick Time 7 Player automatically reconnects. Pop in a movie or video game that features surround sound and prepare to be amazed at the heightened audio experience you'll enjoy on your computer equipped with surround-sound speakers.While Apple itself has been relatively quiet regarding its plans for Quick Time for Windows, the company reportedly told Trend Micro recently that “the product would be deprecated on Windows and the vendor would publish removal instructions for users.” Apple has yet to officially confirm this on their website, however.With two new security vulnerabilities having been discovered and Apple having no plans to issue any more updates, the U. government says the best way for users to protect themselves is to uninstall Quick Time from their machines: Computers running Quick Time for Windows will continue to work after support ends.
Unfortunately, Apple is no longer updating Quick Time for Windows, so these flaws–and any future ones–will never be fixed.Back in the day, a not-insignificant number of Windows users ended up with Apple's Quicktime software installed on their computers, thanks in large part to i Tunes.It's been a long time since it's been necessary for either the web or i Tunes, though, and as such the software is pretty out of date -- not to mention a security threat.Last week, the Department of Homeland Security recommended Windows users uninstall Quicktime because of potential security holes, and now Apple is echoing that advice. And while Quicktime used to serve up a web video, it's similarly been deprecated and replaced by technologies like HTML 5.So for most users, there's basically no reason to have the app installed anymore.