• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If you're buying this software to put video onto your iPOD...think twice!

    • Written by from New York

    One thing they don't tell you is that it takes foooooorrrrreeeevvvvveeeerrrr to convert a video into iPod format. A five minute video takes about an hour to convert!!! I'm really disappointed!! I just hope that the movie making features are as good as they say.

    77 of 98 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big Disappointment

    • Written by from Everett

    Unless you've got 30 bucks to throw away, don't waste your time with this software. I downloaded it yesterday because I needed to record audio from my CD player. Unfortunately this software would not allow me to save the file as anything but a .mov file, which I can't get any of my MS programs to recognize. Also, this program crashed numerous times on me this morning for no apparant reason. Still can't get it working yet. PO'd that I've wasted so much time screwing around with this thing!

    74 of 91 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Win Users Beware!

    • Written by from Charlottesville

    Please make sure you have read reviews and determined what other software is available before purchasing this product. I just bought my wife a new IPod Video and was going to surprise her for Christmas by putting some family videos that we had previously captured and compressed into AVI format into the ipod video format for her to see when she opens it on Christmas day. I purchased my license, and then realized that the home vids would not export with sound! Faced with re-encoding the DV tapes over again, I googled around and found a small FREEWARE program that quickly converted the videos perfectly. Although this is a powerful piece of software that we will probably eventually use, I was very disappointed with its inability to export IPod videos from common video formats.

    Please, make sure that your videos play in the QuickTime player perfectly before upgrading to QuickTime Pro. For us, it just wasn't worth $30 to get a solution to export our videos in the IPod (without sound) when there was a free program that would do it perfectly.

    Cheers, and Merry Christmas!

    74 of 92 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick Time Pro upgrade

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Waste of time and money. Can't record video on PC, can't tell or see any diffrence between regular Ouicktime except version 7 expires rather quickly. The interface on the advertisement is alluring to upgrade so you expect changes in the interface but nothing still the same grey box.

    72 of 83 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product - does not transfer wmv. files

    • Written by from reno

    This was the worst 30 dollars I have ever spent. First trying to upgrade to quicktime pro was a challange, due to no instructions how in the e-mail. Once installed all of the movie files I have will not transfer because they are in wmv. or rm. formats. Quicktime says they are not movie files. Only avi. and mpeg work. Downloaded a trail converter from wmv. to avi to test it out. Transfer that file then to the ipod approved file, then when on my ipod only a white screen shows up with a messed up sound. Why doesn't apple start working with Windows a little more since 90% of the world uses windows. Thanks for sucking another 30 dollars out of me on top of the 299 I just paid today!

    77 of 99 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth thirty dollars

    • Written by from SAINT FRANCIS

    Doesn't add much for pc users.Can't meld quicktime clips, for pc users.Save your money for a better product.

    67 of 79 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Anselmo

    This is the worst and slowest possible way to convert your videos. It took me 2 senconds to get to 8 % but took me an hour to go only 4% more, then it came up with an error.
    Instead of Quicktime i suggest you buy ImTOO ipod movie converter for the same price.

    82 of 93 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thank twice if the reason to buy is for converting video for iPod-video

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Reasons for not buying:
    1. The conversion is super slow.
    2. No audio (mepg1 - "movie to iPod").
    3. No satisfaction guarantee - no trial period, no refund is allowed.
    4. Does not read WMV or RM format files which are the most popular digital viedo format out there. In the long run, this will definitely hurt iPod video's acceptances.

    90 of 104 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Kendal

    QT7P may be a significant step forward but has less functionality on a PC with simple editing, which was taken for granted on QT6P, simply not working on QT7P. As that is my main use for QT I am seeking my old QT6P back again, wish I had never bought the new upgrade (7)and lost my old one (6)

    74 of 91 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it!

    • Written by from Bonney Lake

    Purchasing QT-PRO I also hoped to translate DVDs to work on my IPOD. Only Way I could get the VID/AUDIO to show up was to rip a DVD to MPEG1. 4min Video took 1hr-12min to export to ipod. Then it stated there was no AUDIO. Wasted Time. Ended up after 1.5hrs with a 4min video-only clip. This is definately not worth the price since it doesn't actually do what it advertises. (I shoulda read the reviews first before purchasing ... my mistake!)

    70 of 80 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Price okay, extra software no

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    I'm not happy about paying $30 to upgrade to QTPro v7, given that every piece of SW is nickling and diming me like this, but for H.264 video, it's acceptable. But it's not acceptable that I have to install the iTunes SW just to get the latest QT. So, I'll get the new codec from someone else and stay put with QT 6.5 for the moment.

    72 of 88 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    don't buy

    • Written by from McHenry

    this program is terrible. it has to be one of the biggest wastes of money i can think of. i purchased it to convert my mpegs to ipod format. A 4 minute music video takes an hour to convert and it doesnt even have sound this program definitely sucks

    73 of 86 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Turramurra

    Surround Sound does not work, video playback is PAINFULLY slow! On my Pentium 4 3.6Ghz machine it struggles to play 720p without dropping the frame rates! Where as Windows Media HD can play 1080 fine on my other 2.8Ghz Machine and in full surround! What gives Apple!?

    Every now and again the program will shut down with unexplained errors and its video size scaling is badly pixellated! Also, the colour solarisation and banding on HD encoded movies looks like it was encoded in 16-bit colour! Terrible!

    Why did I pay $44 for the Pro Version!?... I was hoping I could enjoy some full screen HD movie trailers and eventually encode some of my own film content to Quick Time HD... But even with a 3.6 Ghz machine Quick Time 7 fails to perform even with the measly 720p versions, dropping to 12fps at spots.

    And if you have a bunch of folks telling you something like "well maybe your system is just bogged down with something" that's a total cop out! I know my system and it can handle and edit HD content just fine with Premiere Pro, and has never had a problem with anything else.

    Quick Time 7 is an un-optimised, inefficient and poorly produced piece of trash!

    I want my money back and will not hesitate to make sure that people realise just how bad this program is and how much of a better option Windows Media HD is. I know what I am going to choose for my professional work and it's not Apple.

    76 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I was better off with the free version...

    • Written by from Burwell

    I end up with a "Windows-NO disk" error every time I try and open the upgraded version. I explained the glitch to apple and never received a reply to my enquiry... must have realized they already had my money and I wouldn't likely make that mistake again.

    74 of 91 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick Time 7 Pro

    • Written by from Miami

    I had hoped to convert my own videos for use in the Ipod.
    Unfortunatelly it does not work for me and consequently the upgrade was useless for me.
    During the export (which is very, very slow) the conversion stops at around 50% and is lost.
    I tried other formats, but with same results.
    I am dissapointed.
    No rating

    66 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Full price "Pro Upgrade" upgrade is a little unfortunate

    • Written by from Newnan

    $30 may not seem like a lot to apple, but when you use alot of internet programs and plugins $20 here and $30 there really adds up. Then put on top of that we have already paid for the Pro upgrade full price once, a discounted price would incourage me to continue using quicktime releases. As it stands now I will just have to stay at 6.5.2, which means Apple gets $0 from me, which gains neither party.

    Another thing that would be helpful on the pro page would be a link that says.."if you need to downgrade back to 'x' click here" I had to search the internet to find out that someone had called their support phone number to find that the downgrade is available on their support site.

    64 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No more QuickTime for me.

    • Written by from San Diego

    I have *no* desire create content with QuickTime on Windows XP. I only need the player to view the handful of QuickTime ".mov" files I occasionally encounter. I have been tolerant of the "Upgrade to QT Pro" nag dialog that pops up every time I ran the player. But now, with QuickTime 7, it appears that Apple has upped the ante--and the annoyance factor.

    My first installation of the "free" version 7 player magically "expired" so it no longer functions. Therefore, I now have to uninstall the expired version and reinstall another copy of the QuickTime 7 player. However, with the new installer, Apple is forcing me to install iTunes along with QuickTime. Can anyone say "bloatware?"

    Before it expired, QuickTime 7 was causing problems in my system; the most annoying of which was the background process executable's insistence on crashing during shut down. With the addition of iTunes, Apple has piled too much onto the compost heap for my taste. I'm not a fan boy of any platform, but I'm happy with Windows Media Player, so I don't need another MP3 application gumming up my computer with duplicate functionality. I am certainly *not* going to pay Apple thirty dollars to get QuickTime *without* iTunes. No more QuickTime for me. I’ll just learn to do without.

    62 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be careful before you buy the key. Not all camcorders are supported

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I bought the key and installed. My OS is XP 2nd addition. Connected my Sony 360x Digital Handy cam and I do not see an option to record video. I called the support line which is not toll free, after holding the line for while the guy told me that NOT ALL THE CAMCORDER ARE SUPPORTED.

    Apple do not provide a list of the camcorders that are supported. It says all DV s are supported.

    I simply wasted $ 30 bucks on this piece of junk

    68 of 80 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    converting quicktime movies to i pod movies

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I followed the instructions on creating video for I Pod.But I could not transfer it to the I Pod. What am i doing wrong ? Once the export is complete it does not go to the desktop. And that is where it drops dead in the water. I tried serveral short quick time movies with no success.Any advise out there. I sure would like any advise. thanks

    64 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T DO IT!!!

    • Written by from Aurora

    This program is terrible, i bought it so i could transfer my movies to my ipod and it takes forever. I didn't have the patience to wait because after 2 hours it was only at 12%. I did manage to get one done and when i transferred it there was no sound. A waste of time and a waste of money. There are free programs out there that will do what you want and actually work. By far the worst apple product ever made!!!!

    71 of 88 people found this useful