QuickTime Alternative is a trimmed down version of QuickTime that contains only the essential components needed for playing QuickTime content that is embedded in webpages.
Advantages of QuickTime Alternative are:
* Quick and easy install
* Ability to make an unattended installation
* No background processes
* No unwanted stuff and other nonsense
* Smaller size
Media Player Classic and ZoomPlayer are capable of playing QuickTime files by using the QuickTime framework that gets installed by QuickTime Alternative. Other players require DirectShow filters to be able to play QuickTime files.
If you want to play QuickTime files in Windows Media Player or another DirectShow based player, then it is recommended to install the K-Lite Codec Pack. That contains all the DirectShow filters that are required to play QuickTime files.
QT Lite contains exactly the same components as QuickTime Alternative. The ONLY difference between the two packs is that QT Lite does not contain Media Player Classic.
* QuickTime Codecs
* QuickTime plugin for Internet Explorer
* QuickTime plugin for Opera/Mozilla/Netscape
* Extra plugins for QuickTime
* DirectShow MOV parser
* DirectShow QuickTime decoder wrapper
Changelog 2.9.0 -> 3.0.0
* Updated QuickTime framework to version 220.127.116.11