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  • 15. Re: Quicktime X alongside Quicktime 7?
    knrbbns Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Someone ought to tell the folks at Apple Tech Support about this ability to install QT7 alongside QTX. Before I thought to look here, I called them, and they told me my ONLY option if I wanted QT7 Pro features was to completely uninstall QTX from my system to make it possible to install QT7.
  • 16. Re: Quicktime X alongside Quicktime 7?
    Elisabeth Freeman Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    When I try to install Quicktime 7, I get an error - it won't allow me to install it because Quicktime X is already installed. I tried from the download, and I also tried from disk, but Quicktime 7 is not on my install disk.

    Please provide instructions on how to install Quicktime 7. thank you!
  • 17. Re: Quicktime X alongside Quicktime 7?
    varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,765 points)
    That's already been covered in posts below, Elisabeth, but again:

    If QuickTime 7 Player didn't get moved to the Utilities folder automatically, you can install it separately. Insert the Snow Leopard install disk, go to the Optional Installs folder and run the Optional Installs.mpkg. You'll be able to select to install QuickTime 7 (it actually installs only the Player) from there.

    If you don't have your Snow Leopard install disk handy, you can download QuickTime 7 Player for Snow Leopard here:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL923

    Regards.
  • 18. Re: Quicktime X alongside Quicktime 7?
    Elisabeth Freeman Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Right, but I'm saying that 1) Quicktime 7 is NOT in my optional install folder on my Leopard disk and 2) when I try to install from the download it doesn't let me. The error is: "Quicktime can't be installed on this disk. This version of Quicktime 7 can't be installed on this disk because Quicktime X is already present."

    So.... what do I do?

    Thank you
  • 19. Re: Quicktime X alongside Quicktime 7?
    Wyodor Level 6 Level 6 (19,375 points)
    Try the Snow Leopard disk.
  • 20. Re: Quicktime X alongside Quicktime 7?
    varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,765 points)
    What do you have, Leopard which is Mac OS X 10.5, or Snow Leopard which is Mac OS X 10.6? If you have Snow Leopard, then you need to use that version's disk. There will be an Optional Installs folder and an Optional Installs package (.mpkg). Run that and one of the choices will be QuickTime 7.

    when I try to install from the download it doesn't let me. The error is: "Quicktime can't be installed on this disk. This version of Quicktime 7 can't be installed on this disk because Quicktime X is already present."


    The only download you can use is the one I linked to. The standard QuickTime installer will not work on Snow Leopard.

    Hope this clarifies things.
  • 21. Re: Quicktime X alongside Quicktime 7?
    Elisabeth Freeman Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Hi Dave,
    Yes, thank you! I got the new download from the link you pointed to (didn't realize it was a different download from the one I had, sorry) and that worked.

    I do have Snow Leopard, and for some reason, Quicktime doesn't appear to be on the disk. But, no matter, I have it now.

    Thank you!

    Elisabeth
  • 22. Re: Quicktime X alongside Quicktime 7?
    philip howe Level 3 Level 3 (725 points)
    I had freaked at the discovery that Quicktime had absolutely NO Pro features - and I don't agree that they are there, for free, where is DivX and Sheer and On2 and DV-PAL etc. etc.? - so I was very relieved to read about installing from the SL install disc.
    I used Pacifist to install QT 7 and lo and behold, it installed it in Utility folder but when I opened it, it even remembered my previous "Recent Movies" and yes there are Preferences and they include all the things it used to include, like the numbers for Pro Reg.
    When I opened a movie from the Recent list I found that I could now Export using any of the plethora of codecs one expects to find in QT Pro (along with the purchased extras).
    So, don't despair.
  • 23. Re: Quicktime X alongside Quicktime 7?
    nadandnad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you Dave Sawyer, Your link saved me, it is the QT 7.6.3 version http://support.apple.com/kb/DL923, it worked in one click and resolved my problem. I was unable to download the QT 7.6.4, the system keep saying "QuickTime can't be installed on this disk. This version of QuickTime 7 can't be installed on this disk because QuickTime X is already present. Please use Software Update to install the appropriate version of QuickTime for your Mac." I have tried hard to get rid of all QT X components from my machine, and I used the AppZapp to uninstall the QT X but it didn't work, this QT 7.6.3 worked as a charm, the logic says that it should recognize what QT 7.6.4 did but it didn't, the QT 7.6.3 Pro is working with no problem.
    Cheers,
  • 24. Re: Quicktime X alongside Quicktime 7?
    Cy Starkman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you Dave.

    That tidbit isn't nearly as findable as it could be
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