Have you ever tried using QuickTime? It is basically a media player that was developed by Apple. Most of the Mac computers that operate with the OS X platforms now come with a built-in QuickTime player. However, if you are using a Windows platform, you might want to install and run it on your computer too; especially if you have gotten used to it. Still, it doesn’t mean that the QuickTime (if it’s an older version) is compatible for all Windows platform; especially if you tend to be running on a Windows 8.
Install QuickTime for Windows 8
Before you try to install QuickTime for Windows 8, make sure you have check out (with the Windows Compatibility Center) whether the version of QuickTime player that you wish to install is supported. Otherwise, you might not even be able to view file information or the system would crash. So far, if you’re fortunate enough, you might be able to download and install QuickTime 7 for Windows 8 (under compatibility mode). However, due to the new and stricter security for Windows 8, this might not always be the case.
Alternative to QuickTime for Windows 8 – The Wondershare Player
Perhaps you would like to consider downloading and installing the Wondershare Player as an alternative.
The Wondershare Player offers basically the same or perhaps even more features in comparison to the QuickTime media player. Therefore, if you really can’t manage to install or download QuickTime on Windows 8, try this alternative video player.
Other than allowing you the flexibility of watching your video files on full screen, you can also easily take snapshots whenever you want to. On top of that, you could also customize how you would like your play mode to be; for instance as in ‘random’ or ‘loop’ mode. It might be easier as well to view your playlist in thumbnails rather than a list.
If you ever need to adjust the setting, just click on the Wondershare Player’s logo on the top left-corner of the screen. Alternatively, press the ‘F5’ key for a shortcut.
Wondershare Player built-in to Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate
This alternative player to QuickTime is also a built-in media player with our Video Converter Ultimate. Hence, you don’t have to be worried that you need to look around or download a separate player to play your files. On the plus side, the Video Converter Ultimate supports more than 150 file formats. So, why bother trying out different players and converters when you have such an attractive 2-in-1 bundle? Have a look at the sleek interface of the Video Converter Ultimate.