2 versions of quicktime possible to install?

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  1. masterjedi73 macrumors 6502

    masterjedi73

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    I want to run both versions of QT on my mac. I have QT Pro v. 6. Is it possible to install QT 7 and still keep my quicktime 6 so I can still edit video? I want QT 7 for the itunes features.

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  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You don't understand QuickTime. QuickTime is not an application. The QuickTime player is an application, but it is just a front end to Apple's rich set of multimedia APIs in MacOS X. You can run multiple versions of your favorite wordprocessor, but you cannot run multiple versions of QuickTime unless you boot from separate partitions.
     
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Maybe you dont understand Quicktime either ;) On OS 9 and I believe Quicktime 7.0, it was possible to use older versions of the Quicktime Player app (using the older serial number) with the new version of the system software. So for instance, you could use Quicktime Player 4 Pro with Quicktime System Software 5 and still get the advantage of Pro.

    However, I don't believe this is possible with Quicktime 7.0.3.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    All you are saying is that MacOS 9 QuickTime players were compatible across several versions of the underlying APIs. This does nothing to change the point that I made.
     
  5. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    It makes another point. It depends on how Apple instituted the Quicktime Pro in version 7. As I said, with version 7.0.0 of Quicktime, you could use the Quicktime 6 Player app with it to keep the Pro features. However, this does not appear to be the case with 7.0.3. Basically, if you need Quicktime Pro features in the Quicktime app (remember that iMovie can do much of what Quicktime can for FREE) then you need to buy 7 Pro.
     

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