Quick Time pro now or wait for QT7?

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  1. Zaty macrumors 65816

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    I'm thinking about buying Quick Time Pro but I hesitate do to so. Is there a chance QT 7 might be coming soon or is it still safe to get QT 6.5 pro now? (I assume I would have to pay again for QT pro 7 even if it was released tomorrow, right?)

    Thanks for your advice!
     
  2. HexMonkey Administrator

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    Firstly, I doubt we'll see any major new versions soon, but it's possible. If you want to see a history of Quicktime releases to look for trends, go here.

    In the past, Apple have usually allowed QuickTime keys from the previous major version to work in a new one, eg a QT3 key would work in QT4, a QT4 key would work in QT5, but a QT3 key would not work in QT5 (I'm just making up these numbers though, it might have been slightly different, and I'm not sure if it's always been this way). I don't think there were any free upgrades to version 6 because (quoting Apple) "QuickTime 6 includes royalty-bearing technologies".

    So it's hard to say if an upgrade to QT7 would be free (after looking on Apple's website I couldn't find anything about it). It probably depends on what technologies Apple includes in it and whether they have to pay royalties on it.
     
  3. 748s macrumors 6502a

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    only apple knows. NAB starts april 17th. they may shed some light on QT7 then, or they may not. it's always a gamble.
     

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