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    Quicktime 7 Vs. Quicktime V.10 (SnowLeopard)
    Has anyone else noticed that the video quality on Quicktime 7 is much sharper and clearer than the Quicktime that was installed with SnowLeopard?

    I just realized this when I had a movie opened in 2 different Quicktime players. Try it.... I never realized that the image quality could be that different. I've always thought the quality was dependent soley on the source file.

    How do I get my mp4/avi movies to automatically open on Quicktime 7 ??? I want to stop using the new snowleopard quicktime.

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    Right click on one of the files you want to change, go to Get Info, in the Get Info pane, find the area that states Open With - use the dropdown box to change it to quicktime 7, then press the Change All button. Repeat this for each file extension you want to open with QT7.
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

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    I have noticed this too. I HATE quicktime X. If you try to set QT 7 to default, it will point you back to quicktime X. If you want to fix this, go into the QT X (or maybe 7, i dont remember) package (right click -> show package contents) and delete 'quicktime player launcher'. Then you can set all your files to QT 7.

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    You don't need to delete QTX to make it work. I've reassociated many files to QT7 without erasing QTX. My guess is you're missing a step causing the files to not get properly associated.
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

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    Changing the associated application in the Get Info window does the trick, for sure.
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    Yeah, I don't know why that other poster suggested removing a portion of QTX. I also wonder if doing what that other person suggested might cause other problems in the future - I'm not sure how much of SL might have other portions that use or are dependent on QTX.
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

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