Quicktime 7 Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by FoxDavis, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. FoxDavis macrumors regular

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    Is it worth the $30? I am not able to play AVI files without some other type of program but is Quicktime Pro worth it?
     
  2. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    1. QuickTime 7 is outdated, as QuickTime X is the current version.
    2. QuickTime X doesn't have a Pro version.
    3. The registered (Pro) version probably won't even allow you to play the AVI files you want.
    4. You can get Perian and play any file you want in QuickTime.
    5. If you don't want to use QuickTime, get either VLC or Mplayer.
    6. What GGJstudios said.
     
  3. FoxDavis thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have VLC and for some reason this one movie in Divx is all screwed up, the colors are all greenish and fuzzy. I thought the Pro would fix it. Also want to play some AVI files. I will download Perian when I get home to the Mac... I'm on this ***** Dell laptop.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Not true. Quicktime 7 is the current version unless you're on Snow Leopard.
    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
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    Quicktime does have a Pro version.
    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/pro/
     
  5. FoxDavis thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    QuickTime Pro does not allow you to play more codecs and/or containers. If you want to use QuickTime to play additional formats, try Perian and Flip4Mac Windows Media. Both are free.

    If you don't mind using another software, I recommend MPlayer OSX Extended or Movist. Both have far better user interface than standard MPlayer and VLC counterparts.
     
  7. FoxDavis thread starter macrumors regular

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    I downloaded Perian and all is fixed and I am a happy man. Thanks everyone for the help...
     
  8. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    True, but FoxDavis does have Snow Leopard.

    QuickTime 7 does indeed, but QuickTime X does not.

    Excellent advice! Indeed, FoxDavis, make sure to also download Flip4Mac! Once you have that and Perian installed, there will be virtually no files you won't be able to play directly in QuickTime.
     

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