The QuickTime Alternative is another project which is similar in nature to the Real Alternative Player on here. QuickTime Alternative is a third-party software for Windows that provides a player for Apple’s QuickTime media format, without requiring the user to install the proprietary QuickTime Player from Apple.
There are certain parts that you can add to the system. The file comes as a package and you can see what is in the package:
Media Player Classic. This is also on this website. You will note that the player comes with the Quicktime Alternative. The MPC is an older player that no longer gets updated however it plays most files. There are other newer ones such as the MPC-BE as well as the MPC-HC which are updated versions of the media player classic.
QuickTime Codecs also comes with the package. QuickTime Codecs are compression and decompression algorithms used to encode and decode media in Apple’s QuickTime format. Some of the most common codecs include H.264, ProRes, MPEG-4, and Motion JPEG. These codecs are used to reduce the size of media files while maintaining their quality.
QuickTime Alternative Plugins
These are the plugins for different browsers. These are all optional as well as the media player classic option. The core filters and codecs are not options as you can see. These are needed to make the QT files playable.
CoreAVC (an external filter for Media Player Classic). The CoreAVC is a commercial video codec for Windows. This will provide the hardware-accelerated decoding of H.264 video. The video compression format is widely used for online video. This will also use the graphics processing unit (GPU) to decode H.264 video, freeing up the central processing unit (CPU) for other tasks.
CoreAAC (an AAC DirectShow filter decoder based on FAAD2). See the rest fo the website for this.