• 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brookline

    It's a useful tool. I can't do without it. Definitely worth the 30 bucks.

    40 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Where did the software go that I paid for?

    • Written by from San Francisco

    As others have mentioned it is reprehensible that installing QT7notpro was as easy as it was (if I recall correctly it got upgraded through software update) given that it would then go on to to wipe out my old key, delete the old program, and replace it with software that is crippled and basically featureless compared to the software I paid for.

    To Apple, If I buy a software package from you, you best not replace it with the free version during an "update" operation. You could easily have renamed *my* software QT6 and saved the old key somewhere, you chose not to. Yes chose, I don't believe this was an honest mistake, shame on you.

    I decided not to falsely rate QT 1 star, because it is a good piece of software, at least the one that I bought was, but it doesn't get more than 3 b/c there is free software that handles more media still.

    61 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    QT 7 - Good buy

    • Written by from Ottawa

    Basically, I needed to be able to download source videos, an have full screen play-back for presentation.

    Simply put, this is the most phenomenal QT yet.

    47 of 61 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent! Windows XP hasn't anything close to this.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This is a fantastic product. Do not be suaded by the users below. Using a Mac everyday is alot like only having flown first class and never coach: After awhile you start noticing the little scratches on the silver plated forks they give you.

    Windows users do not have anything remotely like this. This is a true multi-use media mac tool. Great.

    50 of 59 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Its Just O.K.

    • Written by from Tuxedo Park

    the title says it all...

    61 of 76 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so bad

    • Written by from Bottighofen

    QT Pro works like a charm on my iMac G5, except for converting to the new H.264 format. What a time consuming task! Also, Apple shouldn't charge $30 for each and every upgrade – loyal customers deserve better.

    Still, QT Pro is a great product with dozens of great "pro" features, but it lacks proper marketing.

    44 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless for video iPod!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Quicktime pro 7 is a rip off. I just bought the video iPod, and of course apple wants to get the most from your wallet. So you have to go out and by quicktime pro 7 in order to convert videos that you already own (not from iTunes). It turns out that many of the videos we all download from the internet are in a "muxed" format. Meaning that iMovie can't convert it to a version for iPod video without there being a problem, ie-no sound. So I purchased Quicktime pro 7 expecting to be able to convert the video clip to a format that plays both video and sound for the video iPod. Guess what, there's not way to do it! I just wasted my money buying this useless software. So if any of you are looking to buy this to convert the videos that you already own, then don't...it doesn't work...at least not for the iPod video. I can't do anymore than what I was able to do with iMovie. In fact I can do more with iMovie, since I was able to use the video clip and add audio from the song I already had from my iTunes library. In the end I got my video with sound. Nothing with quicktime!

    95 of 109 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    QT Pro - still the best!

    • Written by from Mississauga

    While some may complain about Apple's infrequent requirement to pay for QuickTime Pro, nothing compares for features and ease of use. As a user since 1997, I cannot imagine more "bang for the buck" for the relatively few dollars necessary to keep up to date with QT Pro. And it keeps getting better!

    56 of 70 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quicktime Pro for iPod?

    • Written by from North Oaks

    I recently purchased the new iPod video and wanted a way to play videos (besides music videos purchased on the iTunes Music Store) on my iPod. I decided to purchase this program in hopes of doing so. I thought for sure since this is Apple, this would be a flawless procedure, but to my surprise, this was not the case. To be able to make a video play on the iPod, you must first convert the file into a seperate file (file>export>Movie to iPod (320x240). It took nearly 30 minutes to convert 1 minute long video into a file that will play on the iPod. Then you can drag and drop that m4v file into the iPod icon in iTunes, and it will now work on the iPod.
    I would have given Quicktime Pro 1 star but I am being merciful because it does have other features (including full-screen video playback, and you can save files from online as quicktime files (a feature the normal Quicktime 6 did for free)

    82 of 90 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a bunch of belly aching...

    • Written by from Kingston

    Hey, the upgrade to Quicktime 7 Pro is a major addition of capabilities over Quicktime Pro 6. If you don't have $30 once a year for this level of software improvement than perhaps you should find a hobby that is a tad more stagnant than desktop video editing... Sheesh. What a bunch of whiners.

    76 of 116 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pro upgrade policy needs review

    • Written by from Denver

    I agree with the bulk of these reviews and complaints over the forced deactiviation of V.6 and the $30 Pro fee after just paying it on V.6. Dealing with the Apple brand is a pleasant exprience 99% of the time. Why taint your loyal customers' experience not to mention the new former PC users over $30? Hardly seems worth it. Take another look.. please!

    79 of 89 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Better but still not worth paying for!

    • Written by

    Apple Quicktime has gotten better over time, version 6 had about a 50% chance of playing a avi file of Divx with the right codecs installed, Now version 7 will play every file type I have which are many, but it is slow and the quality is gittery.
    Apple needs to be giving this product to there users Free!
    There are 2 programs out there that play any file on the Mac and they are both Free.
    So until Apple gets there act together and gives a little back to the devoted users I will use VLC Media Player, there best player for Mac hands down.

    86 of 96 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be ashamed

    • Written by from Denver

    Totally agree with the comments on getting no warning that the $30 Quicktime Pro key will be rendered invalid when you upgrade to a new version of the basic program. Apple should be commended for making it so easy to upgrade and producing a good product, but we should be warned on something like this. I wouldn't have upgraded to 7.03 had I known that my Quicktime Pro key would no longer be valid.

    72 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Key is no longer valid after TWO DAYS

    • Written by from Colby

    I purchased quicktime pro last week. I then upgraded to quicktime 7.0.3 two days later. The instructions state that quicktime pro is inactive and I need to purchase a new key! If this is the end result I am finished with apple.

    219 of 239 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Workaround for losing Pro license after upgrading

    • Written by from alexandria

    If you upgrade to a new major version of QuickTime, you have to pay another $30 for the new Pro version. The QT installation overwrites your old version by default, and nullifies your Pro license. To make matters worse, it's difficult to find older versions of QT on the net. To get around this, make a copy of the QuickTime.App file as soon as you license the Pro version (ie. if it's QT6, name it QuickTime6.App) and you should still be able to use the old one.

    353 of 380 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Better coverage of avi codecs could justify $30

    • Written by from Hakalau

    I'm not going to spend another $30. Recent upgrades in functionality have not impressed me. I still cannot play many of the free "avi" video clips coming my way with very commonly used Windows codecs. My friends send me home movies and I cannot play them. When and if Quicktime gets better coverage of codecs, especially "avi" codecs, then I'll pay. Unfortunately, I see nothing so far in Apple's full-page blurb for the latest Quicktime about this. So I'll limp along for a while with my current Pro version,

    276 of 313 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Another version, another $30...

    • Written by from Twain Harte

    Its great that new versions of QT come out, but I am getting sick of always having to dish out another 30 bucks every 6 months because a new version comes out. And it seems 7 is required for the new iTunes features. So either I keep 6 which works fine, but miss out on new stuff. Or upgrade to 7, and have to dish out more money for the features I already had. Which wouldn't bother me if new versions came out once every 18 months or something. I don't have anything against paying for software I use, unless I am having to repurchase the software more than once a year. But as far as the software itself goes, its great. It may not have as many features as players like VLC, but it makes up for it in ease of use, its hardware acceleration, and its ability to play H.264 video in real time on hardware that is a few years old.

    I am giving it 3 stars, 5 for the software itself, which is great. But knocking it down 2 stars because of Pro users always having to buy new versions. Would be nice if a license worked for the current version, and one big release after that.

    274 of 309 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Registration confusion

    • Written by from Montreal

    How do I know if I have the QT 7 pro - after registration, it still indicates QT 7 player.
    Why don't you call things by their right name - you write, enter Registration Code (ie. serial number) !!
    I see no Registration Code and I see no Serial number on the confirmation email you sent me; I see Part Number which did not work in the registration process.

    I assume you mean Key(s) and after entering key(s) I get no confirmation that I am now on QT7 Pro.

    Luckily I know this is a great software.

    78 of 102 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    More than excellent! long life to Apple

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    When I read reviews about Quicktime from users PC and users Mac there is no doubt at all.
    Windows "systeme" is a reel nightmare.But of course the Pc users never want to admit this fact and put all the problems on Apple.
    Just a question for them: Why Microsoft Word works better on a Mac than a Pc?

    304 of 392 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't See The Difference Between QT7 and QT7 Pro

    • Written by from Fresno

    Unless I am blind, It looks the same. I don't see extra anything. Waste of $30 dollars

    132 of 205 people found this useful