The advantage of using the native QuickTime runtime rather than the original QuickTime player is minimizing playback degradation.
What this filer additionally does is providing QuickTime support in DirectShow-based media players, handling QuickTime videos thumbnails and converting MOV files to other formats.
The file containers supported by the MediaLooks QuickTime DirectShow Source Filter are MOV, AMR, M4V, 3GP and MP3. A wide range of compression formats are supported as well: H.263, H.264, DV, MPEG-4, DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD, and DVCPRO 50, and audio compression formats can be handled with this filter, too, such as AAC and AMR.
Other features of the MediaLooks QuickTime DirectShow Source Filter are frame-accurate seeking, providing support for edited movies, reading time codes, multichannel audio support, alpha-channel output, supporting compressed raw output for the most common media types, real-time playback of HD H.264 movies, supporting streaming or progressive download over HTTP and HTTPS, and enabling the export of QuickTime videos to various file formats like 3GPP, 3GPP2, MPEG-4 and other, on condition that you use QuickTime Pro.
If your computer is equipped with DirectX and QuickTime, you can install the MediaLooks QuickTime DirectShow Source Filter and you will be able to play Apple QuickTime media at a high quality, using native QuickTime routine and your favorite DirectShow media player.
As long as you have installed the QuickTime Player 7.0 or higher on your computer, you can enjoy the benefits offered by this filter.