Lightroom: Quicktime for Windows to be phased out - no longer supported by Apple

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Is LR going to be updated to replace the functions of Apple's Quicktime for Windows?
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See this: https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/quicktime-on-windows/ (current versions of Lightroom and Photoshop use the same video library as the pro video apps). Most camera (e.g. iPhone) and DSLR videos should still be supported with Lightroom CC 2015/6 without QT. It looks like there are some issues with Panasonic cameras that use "Motion JPEG" as their codec.

Older versions of Photoshop (CS3-CS5) and Lightroom (3) are entirely reliant QuickTime for rendering and playing back video. Lightroom 4-5 are less reliant on QuickTime, but do leverage QuickTime codecs more than the current version. Details here: https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/quicktime-uninstallation-impact.html
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