QT Lite is a trimmed down version of QuickTime that
contains only the essential components needed for playing QuickTime
content that is embedded in web pages.
Advantages of QT Lite are:
- Quick and easy install
- Ability to make an unattended installation
- No background processes
- No unwanted stuff and other nonsense
- Smaller size
Media Player Classic and ZoomPlayer are capable of
playing QuickTime files by using the QuickTime framework that gets
installed by QT Lite. Other players will require DirectShow filters to
be able to play QuickTime files.
If you want to
play QuickTime files in Windows Media Player or another DirectShow
based player, then it is recommended to install the K-Lite Codec Pack.
That contains all the DirectShow filters that are required to play
QT Lite contains exactly the same components as QuickTime Alternative. The ONLY difference between the two packs is that QT Lite does not contain Media Player Classic.