Download Apple Quicktime Without iTunes for Windows, OS 8, OS 9, or OS X

   Posted March 31, 2005 by David Kirk in Internet

Apple now bundles iTunes with quicktime. If you don’t want iTunes, download this quicktime package instead. Updated…

I was wondering why I was seeing iTunes on a bunch of systems as work. It seems that apple now really tries to push iTunes hard when downloading the quicktime files.

I have nothing against iTunes, but it doesn’t make sense to download it if you don’t need it.

Here’s the url to download quicktime all by its little bitty self for windows:

Here’s the url to download quicktime without itunes for leopard:

You can also get quicktime without downloading itunes for tiger:

URL updated. Quit hiding the standalone, Apple!

Apple is making the stand alone harder and harder to find.


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David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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  • Thanks mate for this link

  • Web Suunnittelu

    Nice one, I was looking for quicktime all over the place without iTunes and here it is. Thanks for posting this on your website!

    • Kim

      I finally gave up and downloaded itunes with it. I just hope I can uninstall itunes later. I don’t even like having it on my computer.

  • ben bon

    You could also download Media Player Classic from This program includes most codecs such as QuickTime and DIVX and will play most DVD’s too. I found that its best to use genuine QT for embedded vids .

  • BO

    Both links take you to the same place for QT and iTunes???

  • Tim

    Thank you for this, I was getting frustrated.

  • From 1-800-myapple:

    this worked for me just now.

  • adam

    WOW they removed the link for the stand alone version… i want to boycott apple now

  • Dlee

    I went to both links and was directed to the download WITH iTunes – there is a worm in my apple.

  • Anonymous

    Tech-recipe updated. Links to the stand alone versions updated.

  • ashu

    Thank you for the link!

    • Anonymous

      Why do I need Quicktime for Itunes? Why won’t it run without it? My laptop was doing a clean up and it deleted my Quicktime, so now my Itunes doesn’t run. I lost over 500 songs!! Anyone help me??

  • Phred

    With all the Alternatives [sic] to Quicktime why bother with QT?
    Actually, I was given a Shuffle so I need to opposite – iTunes without QT, but now A99le has turned the .msi installer into an exe so I can’t clear QT out using Orca beforehand.
    Anyone know how to surgically modify the iTunes install?

  • Anonymous

    i agree totally. its 50meg diference in installation file size for a kick off. and your only going to uninstal itunes after so its pointless. cheers davek.


  • deborah

    I put my mother-in-law on a Mac because it’s much simpler for her to use… but I wish Apple would make it easier for me to support her! Sometimes I’m not sure it’s worth the effort. She’s on dial-up, so we have to load up a stick with all the stand-alone installer updates before going to visit.

  • Anonymous

    I deleted Quicktime to clear up memory, not realizing that it was needed for iTunes. I tried to reinstall iTunes, but after a long time waiting for the download to be complete, it failed. Presumably because I know longer have Quicktime.

    Should I try to install Quicktime by itself, and then try reinstalling iTunes? Can I do them both simultaneously.

    I conducted a short search on these questions and noticed that some sites mentioned an “Admin code.” Or something like that. I don’t know what that is. The failed download has be bummed. It took so long, and for nothing.

    Does anyone have a remedy for me? One that can reinstall “hope” in my mind.

    • Dutch

      bohemianroast, i did the same thing with my quicktime, have u found a way to download quicktime with out losing downloads on your itunes. let me know, i would appreciate it.
      thanks, dutch

  • Griff

    If all you want is Quicktime, for whatever reason, do a search for “QuickTime Alternative” – you’ll thank yourself. None of that gigantic load of Apple doodoo.

    There’s also a “Real Alternative,” but thankfully RealPlayer is nothing more than a bad dream now.

  • iverson

    cant figure out how to open an hard drive using quick time

  • I hate the two of it.. But, my sis has an iPod and need iTunes to connect to computer. and iTunes won’t run without QuickTime…sucks…

  • When i download quick time and ts saying this not working to get my I tunes but it saying this the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that I’s unavailable. how we fix it to get back on I tunes. thanks!! Get me back soon thanks!!

  • Yes it did work thanks you.But now its saying this Newer version of quick time is already installed this this installation cannot procced while the newer version.So how do we get the newer version thanks a again.

  • Kate

    Really helpful links David. Thanks 🙂

  • Kate

    You can download quicktime 7.7 for PC here. It’s a later version for Itunes 9+

    QUICKTIME 7.7 download is here

    Thanks for tips above everyone.


  • Jason Green

    All i did was accept a an i -pod update now it removed all of my music from my nano and wom’t let me re- download mty music that is in an applle folder Im furious pls help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Kroy Ellis

    THANK YOU!!!