hi. i'm looking for a copy of Quicktime 3.0 and was wondering if anyone knew of a place other than apple where i could download it. I need it to play mp3s on my PowerMacintosh 7200/90. any help would be appreciated. sincerely, jay
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I don't believe you need QuickTime to play MP3 files. Quicktime is slow. MPEGDec, SoundApp and others can play MP3's without QuickTime as far as I know, because they have thier own decompressors.
I don't know about Mpegdec, but I know that without Quicktime, you can't use soundapp. I doesn't have it's own decoders, it relies on Quicktime's. And QT 3 can't do Mp3 anyway, I QT 4 was the first version to implement it if my memory serves me correctly.
QT 3 is on the Mac OS 8.5 and 8.6 CD's.
If you're running OS 8.6 on that 7200, why don't you use iTunes? There's an 8.6 hack for getting iTunes on your machine.
well, i have quicktime 2.5, but the program i am hoping to run if i don't end up just going with soundapp, requires quicktime 3.0 or higher to play mp3s. also, i don't have money to get OS 8 at this time. also, wanted to let everyone know that i got my PowerMac 7200/90 for free with a 17 inch moniter, etc. i do thank everyone for their help, but still looking. hoping to try soundapp today, after i replug in my PowerMac.
MPEG Player is a good match for underperformin PPC machines:
I used it on my PowerBook 5300c, and it worked fine.