Replacement for Quicktime Player 7 Pro

Rreini

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Knowing that macOS will soon no longer be able to run 32-bit programs, I want to find a replacement for QuickTime Player 7 Pro. I use the ability to extract clips from videos quite frequently, and Quicktime Player X doesn't have that. VLC doesn't have that, either (or if it does, I've never found it). Any recommendations?
 

velocityg4

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Although I haven't tried them. Cineplay, MPEG Streamclip and Lossless Cut should all support trimming and rewrapping without re-encoding.

Of the three. Lossless Cut appears to be the most robust. It is built to use FFMPEG. MPEG streamclip is dependent on Quicktime and no longer in development. Although it should work with Quicktime X installed. Although Cineplay is supposed to support it. That doesn't appear to be the primary function.

As Lossless Cut seems the best bet. I'd start there. It is open source. So it may have a steeper learning curve. It supports the widest range of video formats.

About: https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut
Downloads: https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut/releases (The Darwin version should be for Mac)
 
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Rreini

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Although I haven't tried them. Cineplay, MPEG Streamclip and Lossless Cut should all support trimming and rewrapping without re-encoding.

Of the three. Lossless Cut appears to be the most robust. It is built to use FFMPEG. MPEG streamclip is dependent on Quicktime and no longer in development. Although it should work with Quicktime X installed. Although Cineplay is supposed to support it. That doesn't appear to be the primary function.

As Lossless Cut seems the best bet. I'd start there. It is open source. So it may have a steeper learning curve. It supports the widest range of video formats.

About: https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut
Downloads: https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut/releases (The Darwin version should be for Mac)
Thanks for the suggestions. I've downloaded Lossless Cut and will be investigating it, trying to figure it out. Looks promising so far...
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This is only a problem if you MUST upgrade your os immediately :p
True, but some day, I will have to upgrade (or get a Mac that can't handle anything older than High Sierra's replacement), so I want to be prepared.
 

Howard Brazee

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I can't go to Mojave because kJams uses Quicktime 7. (The writer is working on an upgrade). I expect this will be a slow upgrade with people having programs that won't work.
 

chscag

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Apple has already announced that 32 bit apps will continue to run in Mojave. It's the next version of macOS after Mojave that will be 64 bit only. It appears that 32 bit apps will be around at least throughout most of 2019.
 

Howard Brazee

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That's a relief. I like it that the developers of software I need have a fire under them to upgrade! Does this include Quicktime 7? (kJams uses Quicktime 7)
 

jackoverfull

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I'm looking for an alternative to quicktime player pro as well…My main use, and that I've not found an alternative yet, is slowing down audio wjile keeping the pitch and also having a couple of "bookmarks" in the file i can quickly recall, going back to that point immediately (see photo for a typical setup). Also, it's important for the application to be able to open many files at once.

The huge issue I'm having at the moment is that while QT7 Pro still works on recent systems slowing down files doesn't always work properly, with the audio cutting out randomly unless you're exactly at one of the marked spots on the slider.
 

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I'm looking for an alternative to quicktime player pro as well…My main use, and that I've not found an alternative yet, is slowing down audio wjile keeping the pitch and also having a couple of "bookmarks" in the file i can quickly recall, going back to that point immediately (see photo for a typical setup). Also, it's important for the application to be able to open many files at once.

The huge issue I'm having at the moment is that while QT7 Pro still works on recent systems slowing down files doesn't always work properly, with the audio cutting out randomly unless you're exactly at one of the marked spots on the slider.
[doublepost=1545103350][/doublepost]Starting today, at the beginning of working with client, QT player 7 pro would not allow me to record video either through the normal Logitech web camera that I normally use or even through the MacBook Pro internal camera. I believe this is due to my upgrading to Mojave. It seems to not recognize any camera through QT 7. More current versions of QT were downgraded hugely from 7. Biggest loss to me was not being able to set it up to record DIRECTLY to another drive. Newer version requires first recording to hard drive and then saving to external drive.... very slowly. Previous method could be one step. Current QT will recognize camera, both. Any ideas why QT 7 is effected? Fix
 

jackoverfull

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I can't try as I don't plan to be updating to Mojave anytime soon, but my best guess is that Apple might have dropped the 32 bit version of the webcam's driver. Only solution I could see would be locating it on a High Sierra instrallation and see if it works once moved over.
 

TechnoBob

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QT7 still works fine under Mojave (10.14.6), but Catalina is now out and being pushed hard -- under which QT7 will NOT work. One can hold out for a while (I was a Snow Leopard guy for a long time!), but eventually a new computer will come with something later than Mojave. Back to the original question: what's a decent replacement for QT7's simple and powerful (and inexpensive) editing capabilities?
 
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MarkC426

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Have just been looking at some old QT videos (from 2002) today.
Try opening in QT10 and a 65mb (small) file took about 5mins to convert, then no audio.
Opened in QT7 instantly with audio.

If Apple want to drop function/features from older versions, they need to include it in the latest version.
People don’t just open content from the past 12 months...... ?
 

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