Installing Harmony Dependencies on Windows

On Windows, some features of Harmony rely on the following software:

  • Windows Media Player must be installed to enable Harmony's audio and video transcoding capabilities. On most consumer versions of Windows, it is installed by default and only specific editions of Windows do not have it.

    NOTE Windows Media Player is not supported on Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic.
  • QuickTime Player allows Harmony to export movie files in various video and audio codecs supported by the QuickTime Movie (.mov) format. Without QuickTime Player, Harmony can still export QuickTime Movie (.mov) files, but only with the H.264 (AVC) video codec and with uncompressed (PCM) audio.

    NOTE Harmony does not require QuickTime Player to launch and none of its other functionalities require it.
  • Adobe Reader is required on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in order to read PDF documents. It can also be installed on Windows 10, but Windows 10 is bundled with Microsoft Edge, which can be used to read PDF files.