• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer beware..

    • Written by from FALMOUTH

    Don't by Quicktime Pro unless you really need it in the near future, because every time Apple issue a new free upgrade to Quicktime (eg from Quicktime 6 to 7) your Pro purchase will be invalidated, and you'll have to buy it again. Even if you've only had it a short time.

    2001 of 2318 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT the be all and end all for file conversions

    • Written by from Glasgow

    I wish I knew the limitations of QuickTime Pro before I paid for it. I bought it to enable conversion of my many MPEG movie files to a format that can be played back on my iPod.

    The problem being that QuickTime Pro can playback MPEG files that it can’t export properly. A lot of MPEG files are 'Multi-Plexed' (the sound and video tracks are weaved together). When QuickTime Pro exports these Multi-Plexed files it tells you that there is "No audio track in source movie" and the resulting file plays back with no sound, even though it plays the original file with sound.

    Another big problem is that QuickTime Pro is very choosy as to what files you can cut and paste with. To my annoyance, you have to perform time-consuming conversions before being able to cut and paste.

    For me QuickTime Pro is utterly useless, I just hope Apple will resolve these issues in a future update.

    1198 of 1498 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the tin

    • Written by from LONDON

    After reading most reviews on this product which were kinda low I was wondering what's the problem with this.
    But I bought Pro for exporting videos into smaller formats like playback on my phone, resizing for video streaming in online sites and saving trailers.
    Does what it says on the tin

    698 of 997 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Ashtead

    Apple have really screwed up QuickTime with the latest version 7.3.1! Since installing it I upgraded to Pro. However, it won't work with .mpg files... you cant make a selection because the selection 'handles' are not there! So, you can't copy, cut or paste... which kind of defeats the object doesn't it? The really stupid thing is... if you've previously saved an mpeg using the previous version of QuickTime... and with the selected frames in 'Play selection only' mode... your movie will happily play the selected frames... except you cant see the selection or the selection handles, or gain access to them!

    SO BEWARE... ONCE YOU INSTALL THIS VERSION, YOU CAN'T GO BACK TO THE PREVIOUS VERSION... SO YOU'RE STUCK WITH SOMETHING THAT NO LONGER WORKS PROPERLY! Man... I love Apple too, but who is overseeing this kind of rubbish that you'd only expect from Gates?

    408 of 572 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but...

    • Written by from HAYWARDS HEATH

    This product is good, and as another reviewer says, it "does what it says on the tin". I find the easy Audio Recording feature particularly useful when I'm just playing with ideas.

    But come on, everyone knows this functionality should be built into Mac OS X as standard...

    221 of 240 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its all pro and no cons

    • Written by from Sutton Coldfield

    After Reading all of the reviews I was a little worried about spending £20 on software. Especially as I previously had free software on the PC.

    QuickTime had been highly recommended by a few friends, so I spent the £20 and went for it. I'm so glad I did !! The output quality was perfect from a avi to iPhone and a 20 min video converts in about 8 mins. Then after clicking on the file, imported it directly Into iTunes. I couldn't have asked for a easier app. Well done apple.

    Ps. Although other reviews are saying it doesn't play certain files, do they know about the free addons ? Divx etc

    214 of 233 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Providence

    I upgraded to Pro to unlock the export feature which I wanted to use for my home videos from my digital camera. Well, it says it converts to the format for iMovie, so I bought it. When I export, it does not take my audio from the video. I wish I knew this before I spent $30. This is messed up.

    294 of 425 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great tool!

    • Written by from Yate

    I oh so nearly didn't spend my £20 on quicktime 7 pro, but I'm glad I decided not to listen to all the negativity! I bought it yesterday and have been having so much fun converting my vacation videos and transferring to my IPOD Touch, that I am all behind in my real work....it's magic! Easy to use? Absolutely!(I'm no computer genius by any means)

    177 of 211 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Be aware

    • Written by from Copenhagen N

    I got this product to convert my digital camera videoclips from MPEG1 to MPEG4 to be enable to use the clips in iMovie. The problem is, that the sound is gone once I convert. If you need to convert smal videoclips - then get the MPEG Streamclip.

    Otherwise its a fair product.

    133 of 143 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed.

    • Written by from Crewe

    I needed a program for converting various video files to play on devices like the iPod and Playstation 3. Quicktime Pro works perfectly for this.

    All my encoding needs in one package. Perfect.

    148 of 175 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Edinburgh

    like loads of folk before me I got Pro to help with loads of issues I had with getting movie files to my iPod. It didn't resolve them, there was no one to talk to about it AND as soon as there was an upgrade my key was invalid. complete rip off. Don't buy. There are better programmes out there.

    139 of 175 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by

    Quicktime pro is fantastic - it is so cheap compared to many other authoring programs and the optmisation works well.

    146 of 194 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for video editing...

    • Written by from Lincoln

    I see an awful lot of people getting hot under the collar about this upgrade. The fact is that this is a piece of software designed to work with Apples other Pro App's (ie, Final Cut Studio, etc) and for that it's an indispensable tool. Export files, trim files which have been a left a little long on the time line, compress for upload, separate audio from the video, etc, etc. This offers some great tools which I use almost daily and get driven mad if I don't have them to hand when on another Mac...

    228 of 366 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get the best out of QuickTime 7

    • Written by from Westcliff on-sea

    With QuickTime Pro, it gives you greater access when you go through the quicktime movies website. Once I purchased the key, I went straight to the quicktime movies website where you can preview films and games.And once you've watch the movie or game preview, you can save it as a quicktime movie and you can watch again with having to go online.Once you've got the key just click on system preferences in the dock then click on quicktime icon make sure the register tab is selected.Type your name and key in, and your away!

    106 of 124 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, shame about encoding speed

    • Written by from Frome

    I have a 1.33 GHz Powerbook and can confirm that encoding speed for ipod video is very slow with Quicktime Pro. However, it does produce good results, noticeably better than, for instance Videora iPod Converter (for windows), and any kind of video encoding will always involve long waits. I would be interested to compare times with a G5 system.

    If ripping DVDs for ipod is your thang, then I strongly recommend the freeware utility Handbrake, which can do this in a single step, is relatively straightforward to use, and is I think faster than QT due to using a different encoding engine. I am actually using it right now and it is averaging 14 fps which is an order of magnitude faster than quicktime!

    The short and blunt: Quicktime Pro does what it says on the tin with aplomb, I could not do without it, but be prepared to leave your computer for a long time for large encodes.

    To those who post negative reviews just through not being able to use it, I suggest a little perseverance might pay off and recommend other users to disregard their input.

    Good but not perfect: 4 stars.

    124 of 161 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    waste of money.

    • Written by from Liverpool

    OK, maybe I didn't read all the details but I upgraded to quicktime pro and have found out after wasting most of the day that it doesn't play dvd's. Apple have to make that a lot clearer than they do. Buyer beware!

    267 of 455 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good encoder

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Offering a variety of different options, QuickTime Pro does exactly what I wanted it to do - it converts videos to different formats (including iPhone and iPod friendly formats) easily, however for large files, don't expect the process to be fast, it can take some time to convert.

    Also remember the ability to create the files you want is entirely dependant on Quicktime being able to open the files in the first place - and whilst getting the pro upgrade does expand the range of files you can play to a certain extent (including FLV for example), its only as good as the codecs installed on your system.

    101 of 129 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Did what I wanted

    • Written by from NUNEATON

    Could not import MPEG1 Muxed video from iphoto into imovies. Downloaded QT pro 7 - exported to iphotos as Quicktime movie - imovie read the files and now part of a movie project/DVD. I read somewhere that mpeg1 muxed format combines audio with video - so after export left with only video (no audio), but no worries as audio on this occasion not required. 20 quid well spent to get the footage I wanted into imovie project. Registration process easy following link from online invoice to website.

    201 of 329 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yep does what I need

    • Written by from Todmorden

    mkv files to mp4 - HD media ready for the PS3 and Xbox platforms

    Excellent quality and options, great little bit of software

    68 of 80 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    QuickTime 7 Pro.

    • Written by from WORTHING

    Makes movies just about watchable on my old Mac computer. It is still not perfect but good enough for me. I am pleased with the purchase and can recommend it.

    90 of 128 people found this useful