I needed to download QuickTime for the PC the other day to watch a video, and while video on it looks great, somehow Quicktime became my default program for listening to MP3s when I clicked on .mp3 links on Web pages. The slowness was killing me … and while the MP3s on my hard drive were still coming up in Windows Media Player, I couldn’t get the clickable links to come up that way.
While trying to make Quicktime behave, I opened it up. Every click was torture. Slow … like you wouldn’t believe. And this is a new Dell with Windows XP.
We don’t have full access at the Daily News to all settings, so I had to do what I could in the applications without access to the Windows Control Panel.
Anyway, I just deleted QuickTime. Even that took a long time — it’s a bloated program. As I said previously, I even prefer Windows Media Player for casual MP3 listening — it’s easier to deal with than the iTunes. And QuickTime? Fuggetaboutit.