Adobe runs to cover hole left by abandoning QuickTime Player for Windows

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A little over a month ago, Apple announced the abandonment of QuickTime Player for Windows after two critical security vulnerabilities were discovered in their latest available version. The company's recommendation is that all users uninstall it from their PCs.

The news is boring for those who used it as a media player, but not so serious after all, there are much better solutions around, like VLC. But it was not just the end user who was hit by it; a major software developer, Adobe, depended a bit on QuickTime in its video applications.

Adobe spoke up shortly when Apple announced the abandonment and yesterday gave an update on its progress. According to her, Creative Cloud software that used QuickTime will be updated soon with native support for reading / coding the codecs ProRes, DNxHD and DNxHR (in MOV and MXF formats), in addition to AAC Audio, PNG Compressed and Animation. Some old ones will unfortunately not be supported.

The native compatibility of ProRes is fully licensed by Apple, which tried to streamline Adobe's certification after abandoning QuickTime for Windows. The developer had been working on this for a while, but now it had to speed up the process well.

(via Daring Fireball)