1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 20, 2012 2:16 PM by Jon Walker
vacquah Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I just bought Quicktime 7 Pro however having a hardtime activating and getting it to work. Before buying it, I noticed the default install of OSX 10.8.2 had a Quicktime player. However, to get Quciktime 7 Pro, I read somewhere that I needed to install Quicktime 7, then plug in the registration code.

 

So after purchasing, I downloaded Quicktime 7. I could see the Quicktime Pro items in its menu ( with "HD" prefixes). I then went into the registration window and plugged in my name and code  - exactly as shown on the store receipt - nothing happens. The Registration popup window shows a Quicktime Pro logo, but all the menu items for Quicktime Pro has disappeared. The menu items looks exatly like the old quicktime 7! with no new items.

 

Did I miss something?

 

What is the difference between the Quicktime Player installed by default with OSX 10.8.2 and Quicktime 7?

  • 1. Re: On OXS 10.8.2, difference between Quicktime and Quicktime 7 Pro ?
    Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,630 points)

    The menu items looks exatly like the old quicktime 7! with no new items.

    No new menu options are added by keying QT 7 for "Pro" use. However, some options that were previously unaccessible (grayed out) will now be accessible. For instance, can you now open the "Properties" window (under the "Windows" menu) when a file is loaded in the QT 7 player app? If so, then the app is correctly keyed for "Pro" use.

     

     

    Did I miss something?

    Hard to say without actually seeing your system. Did you follow the instructions listed under the "Additional Information" heading on this web page?

     

     

    What is the difference between the Quicktime Player installed by default with OSX 10.8.2 and Quicktime 7?

    QT X is Apple's attemt to modernize QT by completely rewriting it to make better use of newer and more efficient video tecnologies—unfortunately, at the cost of compatibility with "legacy" video technologies and editing features developed over a two decade period of QT evolution. As such, QT X is still in its infancy and, on the one hand, still lacks many of the features and capabilities now taken for granted in QT 7 Pro (like layer compositing of content at the track level), and, on the other, adding new features (like the playback of "transport stream" files or native support for MPEG-2 GOP and AC3 content) which are not possible in QT 7.

     

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