Software Question for New iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Keysmark, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Keysmark macrumors member

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    2nd Generation 27" Quad Core 2.8GHZ i5

    Question 1 - Software came with Quicktime Player X. Is there any reason why I would also need the older version, Quicktime Player 7?

    Question 2 - Is there any reason why I would need Real Player? I have always had it before, even on my MacBook Pro.

    Thanks
     
  2. saxon48 macrumors 6502a

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    1. No. But Quicktime 7 has more features if I remember correctly.

    2. I've never had RealPlayer on mine, nor has my cousin on his iMac.
     
  3. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    I believe people use older QT to have more export options. You can install the older QT from the DVD provided by your iMac.

    I don't think any still uses Real Player...not many at least. Just get MplayerX and it should play most formats just fine. Though I'm not sure that app includes any real player codecs
     
  4. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    Quicktime X gets rid of the video editing features of Quicktime 7 Pro.

    I use QT7 for whenever I want to make an animated gif of something - trim the video, resize, export the frames as jpegs and use a separate app to turn it into a gif. Can't be done in X.
     
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