Quick Time pro now or wait for QT7?

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  1. Zaty macrumors 65816

    Mar 14, 2004
    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


    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    New Zealand
    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


    Dec 14, 2001
    Tiger Bay
    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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