Quicktime 7.0.1 Released

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Now available via Software Update for QuickTime 7.0 users:
QuickTime 7.0.1 provides several important bug fixes, a security enhancement, and improved compatibility with Final Cut Studio. This update is recommended for all QuickTime 7 users. For detailed information on the security enhancement, please visit this website:

http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798

Important Notice to QuickTime Pro Users
Installation of QuickTime 7 will disable the QuickTime Pro functionality in prior versions of QuickTime, such as QuickTime 5 or QuickTime 6. If you proceed with this installation, you must purchase a new QuickTime 7 Pro key to regain QuickTime Pro functionality. After installation, visit www.apple.com/quicktime to purchase a QuickTime 7 Pro key.
 

iMetalG5

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If I have QT 7 Pro now... and download update I should still be good right? thanks for clarification.
 

notjustjay

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You know, I really find it annoying how I'm supposed to re-purchase a new QT Pro key every time they release updates.

I know, I know, you have to pay for major upgrades for any software package, but ... this really should have come with Tiger.
 

varmit

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Downloaded and installed, now going to ifilm.com to see if my problems have been fixed. Also, I see that when I clicked on a movie trailer in the content browser that came up when I restarted, The Davinci Code was the movie, it opened iTunes to see the trailer. Then when I clicked on Large, it took up the whole screen, with play, exit button, banner bar and the full screen qt movie. Hmmmmm. and my ifilm.com problems not solved. Still a Q with a white ? mark.
 

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biohazard6969

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it is really stupid that they would have such a policy, don't many other companies offer free updates? i know for limewire pro its like 3 free updates or something like that
 

MacsAre1

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I would have had it downloaded sooner if not for Software Update's continual refusal to install software if I select "Download Only." :( Installed now, and I don't notice any problems yet. Although I didn't notice any problems before, either.
 

Freg3000

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millhouse said:
this is all nice and good, but i'd really like to see it out for windows!
Yes me too. I really would like it to be out as soon as possible so I can start distributing h264 content to all my friends.
 

Brize

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What is it with the two Help menus in QT7? A minor annoyance I know, but I thought they'd have rectified that in 7.0.1. Seems not.
 

Windowlicker

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biohazard_6969 said:
it is really stupid that they would have such a policy, don't many other companies offer free updates? i know for limewire pro its like 3 free updates or something like that
Well, you most likely have more than three free updates on QuickTime too.
But, I still think you should get the pro license when purchasing Tiger since Panther users can have the same app too. That's a bit unfair in my point of view.
 

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notjustjay said:
You know, I really find it annoying how I'm supposed to re-purchase a new QT Pro key every time they release updates.

I know, I know, you have to pay for major upgrades for any software package, but ... this really should have come with Tiger.
I think the better thing to have done would have been to enable the features which can be easily and legally hacked - like full screen mode (hackable via AppleScript) - standard and make the Pro version really just those features useful mainly to the prosumer market.
 

animefan_1

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biohazard_6969 said:
it is really stupid that they would have such a policy, don't many other companies offer free updates? i know for limewire pro its like 3 free updates or something like that
Of course this statement totally disregards the fact that it has been almost three years since QT 6 was released (and you didn't have to repurchase an QT Pro update between the initial 6.0 release up to the most recent 6.5.2 update).

Also, while there are a bunch of companies who do free updates, there are also a bunch that don't: Microsoft, Adobe, Avid, Symantec, Intuit and Apple (of course).

Yes, there are upgrade paths for programs like FCP, Office and Photoshop, but $29 isn't too much for an upgrade.

Just because Apple (or anyone else) may be able to give software (updates) away for free doesn't mean they have to.
 

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Brize said:
What is it with the two Help menus in QT7? A minor annoyance I know, but I thought they'd have rectified that in 7.0.1. Seems not.
Do you have DivX installed? I think that's a bug with DivX 5.2.1 and QT 7.
 

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Brize said:
What is it with the two Help menus in QT7? A minor annoyance I know, but I thought they'd have rectified that in 7.0.1. Seems not.
this is actually a bug with the Divx plug-in.. if you remove that, the second help menu goes away. there are actually a couple other bugs that Divx causes.. problems with minimizing quicktime movies, as well as the curser not hiding in some full-screen games.

currently i'm using MPlayer for Divx content until an updated Quicktime plug-in is released.
 

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iMetalG5 said:
If I have QT 7 Pro now... and download update I should still be good right? thanks for clarification.
notjustjay said:
You know, I really find it annoying how I'm supposed to re-purchase a new QT Pro key every time they release updates.

I know, I know, you have to pay for major upgrades for any software package, but ... this really should have come with Tiger.
Just to clarify, the update from QuickTime 7.0 to QuickTime 7.0.1 does not affect QuickTime Pro, but updating from QuickTime 6.0 or earlier to QuickTime 7.0 or later does disable the QuickTime Pro features until/unless you buy a new QuickTime Pro key.
 

Yvan256

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animefan_1 said:
Yes, there are upgrade paths for programs like FCP, Office and Photoshop, but $29 isn't too much for an upgrade.
Problem is, QTPro doesn't have any "upgrade" pricing. You get QTPro for 29$US, and that's it. If you want to upgrade later on, it's still 29$US. There's no "upgrade price" like 9.99$ or even 19.99$.

Sure, 29$US isn't expensive for what QTPro can do, but I still believe the regular QT should at LEAST have the "full-screen" option. It's completely stupid to make regular folks pay 29$US to play movies in full-screen.

(FYI: I paid my QTPro license for the export options, not the full-screen playback capability.)
 

asif786

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millhouse said:
this is all nice and good, but i'd really like to see it out for windows!
exactly, how do they expect h.264 to take off if they haven't even released quicktime for windows?

it's kinda nuts imho. i'm sure it's not that difficult to do. something tells me they're being difficult on purpose.
 

ebally

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This is getting silly now... I was hoping the this update would fix the question mark problem I was having with IGN QuickTime movies, but no such luck. Maybe things will be better with QuickTime 7.0.2?
 

javiercr

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For what i read in the apple site this is only a security update, however it's 26Mb, which must pretty much replace the entire program!

also the Pro update only referst to version pre 7, you don't have to pay to update from 7 pro to 7.0.1 pro!
 

dstorey

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asif786 said:
exactly, how do they expect h.264 to take off if they haven't even released quicktime for windows?

it's kinda nuts imho. i'm sure it's not that difficult to do. something tells me they're being difficult on purpose.
Have you not thought of the fact that Quicktime is a big piece of software,and they can't just wave a magic wand and make a windows version appear. For QT7 on OS X they rewrote Quicktime player in cocoa, using QtKit. I believe they also rewrote the quicktime api to simplify it for developers and make it work in a more cocoa way. last time I checked cocoa doesn't exist on Windows, so the port to windows is not just a simple recompile.