How to Activate QuickTime Pro?

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  1. schwine1 macrumors regular

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    I have version 10 of the QuickTime Player on the Snow Leopard OS and I have just purchased QuickTime Pro.

    To activate QuickTime Pro, I am instructed to open the QuickTime Player icon within the System Preferences window.

    However, the QuickTime Player icon is not present in my System Preferences window.

    Thanks for any tips on how to activate QuickTime Pro in this situation.
     
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Quicktime should be an app in your applications folder. Open it then go to file>register PRO (or something along those lines). It should ask for the pro serial if i remember correctly.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Um-m-m-m, no. If the OP has QuickTime X--which he does--then QuickTime Pro is located in his Utilities folder. Both applications are named QuickTime Player. Here is the kicker. QuickTime X replaces the older version unless it had been previously activated as QuickTime Pro. In this event, you must download, install, and serialize QuickTime 7 as QuickTime Pro.
     
  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Quicktime X does not use Quicktime Pro registration codes.

    OP, you'll need to download and install Quicktime 7.
     
  5. schwine1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry for my ignorance, but is Quicktime X supposed to replace Quicktime Pro in Snow Leopard? Mainly, I like that I can convert file types with Quicktime Pro, but I don't know if Quicktime X can do this.

    Anyway, I tried searching for Quicktime X in my Snow Leopard install disk with Pacifist, but I only found version 10 of the Quicktime Player and version 7 of Quicktime Pro. But no Quicktime X.

    The screenshot shows where I was looking for Quicktime X within the Snow Leopard install disc.

    At this point, yes, I could just upgrade Quicktime 7 to Quicktime Pro, but I just wanted a clarification as to the difference between Quicktime X and Quicktime Pro. Obviously, if Quicktime X can convert file types (for example, .mp3 to aac+ and vice versa), then I don't need Quicktime Pro.

    Many thanks.
     

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  6. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    X is a roman numeral. It means 10, so the version 10 you found is in fact Quicktime X.

    Quicktime X is the successor to Quicktime 7 and has been rebuilt from the ground up giving much better performance in playback. That being said it really has no file conversion capabilities yet. Apple says additional features will be added, but so far Quicktime X has remained pretty much the same since its release with Snow Leopard.

    If you want to use Quicktime for conversions, you'll need to download and install Quicktime 7 and register your Pro serial. Both versions of Quicktime can peacefully coexist.

    You may not need Quicktime 7 for conversions though. For instance your example of converting mp3 to aac can be done using iTunes. For other conversions there are multiple other apps that are usually a lot faster than Quicktime.
     
  7. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Indeed. As he said he had bought Pro I assumed he already had 7 at his disposal.

    I really don't get what they are playing at with X. They seem to be doing this more and more. Taking features away from existing apps. Ok rebuild from the ground up for future efficiency but at least keep the same features. Look at FinalCut, everyone wants the old one back. :confused:
     

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