Newbie: How to update QuickTime?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mark246, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. mark246 macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2011
    Hi, Mac people.

    I'm a PC guy, but that's irrelevant.
    My 16-year-old son wants a Mac for Xmas,
    so I found a used PowerBook G4 M8981LL/A for $300.

    I'm just trying to verify that all of the software is up-to-date,
    and all of the parts work.
    I did the "Apple", "Software Update".
    It updated iTunes, and I restarted the system (even though I wasn't told to.)
    Now, "Software Update" says everything is up-to-date.

    I inserted an Audio CD, and it says that iTunes needs QuickTime 7.5.5.
    I can't get that to work.

    I know nothing about Macs (or Leopards, Tigers, Panthers, Lions, etc...)
    In Apple > About this Mac > Software, the "Kernel" says "Darwin 9.8.0"
    Does that mean that this thing was made long before any of those Cats? :)
    In Applications, QuickTime is v 7.3.

    My immediate question... HOW do I get QuickTime up to 7.5.5?

    Thanks very much for your help, here.
    (Please excuse the Cats sarcasm/humor). :)
  2. theLimit, Dec 17, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2011

    theLimit macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2007
    up tha holler, acrost tha crick
    What OS is it running. :apple:>About This Mac should show Mac OS X Version 10.x.x

    If it's 10.5.x, get this.

    If it's 10.4.x, get this.

    If it's lower than 10.4.x, you're SOL without buying Tiger (OS X 10.4) or Leopard (OS X 10.5).

    You may also want to go to and try the download from there.

    That was a wonderful machine in its day. It was my first PowerBook and first OS X Mac.

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