Find out which version of QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component is installed

Use these steps to learn which version of QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component is installed on your Mac or PC.

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The QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component gives QuickTime 7 users the ability to import and play back specific forms of MPEG-2 content. If you installed the QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component, you can determine which version you installed.

The QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component is unnecessary and can't be installed in OS X Lion or later, which includes built-in MPEG-2 functionality.

Mac OS X v10.6 or earlier

  1. In the Finder, choose Go > Go to Folder, then type /System/Library/QuickTime/QuickTimeMPEG2.component and click Go.
  2. Choose File > Get Info.
  3. The version information appears in the General section of the Info window.

Windows XP

  1. From the Start menu, click Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select “QuickTime MPEG2” from the list of currently installed programs.
  4. Click “Click here for support information” to see the version information.

Windows Vista

  1. From the Start menu, click Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, click Uninstall a program. The Programs and Features control panel opens. Alternately, in the Classic Panel of Control Panel, click Programs and Features.
  3. Click the pop-up menu to the right of the Views button, then choose Details. Alternatively, choose Details from the View menu.
  4. Right-click in Column Header, then choose More from the shortcut menu.
  5. Make sure the Version Box checkbox is selected, then click OK.
  6. Look for QuickTime MPEG2 and look in the version column for the version number.

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