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545 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2012 8:44 AM by dankertv RSS
dankertv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 30, 2012 7:06 AM

I have a QuickTime Pro 7 activation key. However, I seem to have lost Pro functionality when I upgraded to higher versions of QuickTime, to which there seems to be no Pro functionality. How do I do to restore Pro functionality?

17' Powerbook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • J D McIninch Level 5 Level 5 (4,060 points)
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    Jan 30, 2012 7:15 AM (in response to dankertv)

    Quicktime X does not have the Pro functionality. It was released with that intended as an add-on in a later release. This is in part due to them completely altering the structure of the application. It's now multithreaded and uses helper applications for various transcoding steps.


    The solution is to download Quicktime 7 from Apple and use that for the Pro functions:

  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (47,310 points)
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    Jan 30, 2012 8:03 AM (in response to dankertv)

    There are two versions of QuickTime (10 and 7.6.6) that work with Snow Leopard. Only 7.6.6 can be upgraded to Pro.

    7.6.6 is now found in the Applications/Utilities folder.

  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (13,780 points)
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    Jan 30, 2012 8:22 AM (in response to dankertv)

    A bit more to think about:


    Quicktime X is more capable than Quicktime 7 of smoothly playing high definition video files that use modern, CPU-intensive codecs.


    You can install both player versions on Snow Leopard systems (but not just the Quicktime 7 player/editor because it requires components of Quicktime X to function).


    Thus, you can have the best features of both by using Quicktime 7 for editing & Quicktime X for playback.


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