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QuickTime is a technology created by Apple software that enables video to be played within your browser utilizing the QuickTime Plug-In. (Download the QuickTime Plug-In)

Note 1: If you are using a Windows machine without a sound card, you will not be able to hear the audio tracks of movies.

Note 2: QuickTime for Macintosh and Windows is a self-extracting archive. You will not need WinZip or Stuffit Expander to decompress QuickTime the plugin.

  • Mac OS version 7.1 or higher
  • 16 MB of RAM for PowerPC-based Mac OS computers
  • 8MB of RAM for 68K-based Macintosh computers
  • 68K-based Macintosh computers must also support Color QuickDraw
  • Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0
  • Any 486DX-based computer at 66Mhz or faster, any Pentium-based computer, or any MPC2 compliant PC
  • 16MB RAM
  • Sound Blaster Compatible Card
  • Installation of Direct X version 3.0 or higher is recommended for best performance
  • Installation of DirectDraw and DirectSound drivers is recommended for best performance

QuickTime 3 is currently only available for Mac OS, Windows 95, and Windows NT. Windows 3.1 customers should continue to use QuickTime 2.1.2, available from the Windows 3.1 download page. QuickTime 3 is not currently available for other platforms.

The key to a successful download and installation is to pay very careful attention to the locations of directories into which files are being downloaded or installed. Write down all directory paths and file names as you go along.


After the download is complete, launch the resulting file. The decompressed file should install the plug-in into your plug-ins' directory. Relaunch Netscape Navigator.

There is more trouble-shooting information available on the Apple Web site.


When the download is complete, decompress the resulting file, mac_qtpi.hqx. The decompressed file will be the QuickTime plug-in. Drag this into the Plug-Ins folder in your Netscape Navigator folder. Relaunch Netscape Navigator.

For more detailed information about the using the plug-in, see Apple's documentation.