Apple to Integrate 'QuickTime Pro' Features in Snow Leopard?

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The latest Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard seeds suggest that Apple may be eliminating the 'QuickTime Pro' upgrade that is currently offered as a $29.99 upgrade to Mac users.

Apple has long reserved several additional features for QuickTime Pro that are not available in the standard QuickTime Player. Some of these features include editing (cut, copy, paste), exporting to different codecs, and saving web QuickTime movies to hard drive. In a standard Mac OS X installation, these features are dimmed out in the QuickTime Player application:



QuickTime Player in 10.5

In the latest Snow Leopard builds, however, all features are reported to be fully enabled. In addition, the "Buy QuickTime Pro" and "Registration" links have been completely eliminated as menu options and the registration control panel also removed from the System Preferences.

These changes suggest that Apple may finally be incorporating all the Pro features into the standard QuickTime installation. Apple has announced that it would be revamping QuickTime in Snow Leopard with the introduction of QuickTime X. Apple will be incorporating technology from the iPhone into QuickTime X to optimize support for modern audio and video formats.

Article Link: Apple to Integrate 'QuickTime Pro' Features in Snow Leopard?
 

Saladinos

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About time!

There are hundreds of free apps that do this anyway. Unless it's at a pro level like Final Cut, there shouldn't be a need to charge for video software.
 

Alucardx03

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That would be fantastic. I think we pay enough to buy the computers as it is. An additional $30 could buy a case or other accessory.
 

Beric

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Sounds good. I've never paid for QT Pro anyway, just used free apps that did the same thing.
 

Gamoe

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It would be about time!

Quicktime has been part of the Mac OS even before Mac OS X, and as such, I have always found Apple's charging for the so-called "Pro" features contradictory and rather reprehensible.
 

fabio.c

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about time!

That would be soo kind from apple....
I've been buying quicktime pro since 2001 and I always felt it like a kind of silly "tax", given all other much more complex features you get for free...
 

motulist

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I sure hope so. The fact that Macs can't do this stuff right out of the box is embarrassing.
 

emulator

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That would be soo kind from apple....
I've been buying quicktime pro since 2001 and I always felt it like a kind of silly "tax", given all other much more complex features you get for free...
you, and others if any, should not have, and apple have stopped this stupidity in 2002. in reality, they did not even care as they have never blacklisted the Core serial.
 

bcortens

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But imovie isn't a media player. The fact that Macs don't have a built in media player able to do the most basic of tasks like full screen playback is just embarrassing for OS X.
Actually the free version of Quicktime has been able to do fullscreen playback for a while now, I can't remember if it was with 7 or 6.something that it was introduced but its been available for a while.
Though I do agree that most of the "pro" features should have been available for free for a while as well...
 

michelepri

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I'm waiting for Quicktime to solve some essential problems with encoding. There are still some quality issues in some formats, and Quicktime integrates color space information in 264 files that can make your life hell sometimes.
 

arn

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The are probably just removing it for the development builds?:confused::confused:
While anything's possible, Apple's previous development builds have always led directly into gold master builds. They don't make feature changes right before they ship to the public.

arn
 

matthewlesh

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Wow.. that's great.. very unexpected from Apple.. i guess it's a way to get people to upgrade to Snow Leopard maybe.. that or their being nice.

That said it's always been extremely easy to just find a serial online. [Not that i'd every do such a thing.]
 

TheReef

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I bought Quicktime Pro a few years back, glad I (hopefully) won't have to be buying it again for Quicktime X as users upgrading from 6 to 7 did.
 

stephenli

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Wow.. that's great.. very unexpected from Apple.. i guess it's a way to get people to upgrade to Snow Leopard maybe.. that or their being nice.
.....
Finally. Its great anyway.
(I really want to upgrade, but I am using a Quad G5:(:(:()
 

netdog

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It would seem to be worth a lot more to Apple to establish H.264 as the de facto standard, knocking .wmv out of the way. I expect that we will see this unleashed by Apple on the Windows world as well.
 

ZrSiO4-Zircon

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Ah, I remember using BTV Pro as a QTPro substitute :p
Then I found other free, more up-to-date software that did so much more.
But offering QTPro as standard would be a nice alternative to little apps that won't necessarily get supported through the years.
 
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