• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Conversion to .mpeg or .avi doesn't work.

    • Written by from chandler

    The only purpose for my buying this worthless product was to convert .m4v to other formats which will work on Windows. It absolutely positively 100% cannot do this. Don't waste your money.

    2382 of 2594 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    stop whining!

    • Written by from Valrico

    working on a Vista HP dual core:
    Project: Show reel for my video work

    All day I have been dealing with A.E.'s codec issues. Finally broke down and bought the upgrade after hours of false workarounds. Was scared away at first by the bad reviews but it appears there are an abundant sum of clueless users. All my exports have worked smoothly, as well as imports. Speed I can not say as my files are 1080p trasfers to PNG images at 45 FPS. Love this product and wish I had bit the bullet 4 hours ago.

    3954 of 4204 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    • Written by from Arlington

    Despite the scare of many 1-star reviews, I had no problems with QuickTime Pro. It took about 30 minutes to: install access code onto Vista laptap (Core2 Duo), edit a QuickTime clip taken with my camera, export to AVI, and insert it into a PowerPoint show. Controls were adequate, fast conversion with status indicator, equivalent file sizes (~18 MB) and excellent quality! Everything worked great! Only issue was that MS would not accept MPEG-4, so I went instead with the AVI. Obviously, I can't guarantee it for other formats or applications, but it does everything I need quite well.

    3802 of 4036 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    LISTEN TO PT from March 2007!

    • Written by from Baton Rouge

    You have to know what you are doing! I saved an audio file from the internet "as a source" and I can't get it to my itunes library. I can't even get Quick time to play it. If you are there (KM from Calgary), have pity and help me - if that's possible.

    3941 of 4280 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Formatting Issues

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    I recently purchased a new Pansonic DMC-FZ28 super-zoom Lumix camera whose software came bundled with basic Quiktime and which I up-dated to 7 Pro so I could capture still frames from the HD movies. What frustration. Following the.mov file capture sequence provided in the on-line manual, I attempted to save the frame(s)as a JPEG file but the program would always hangup when it came to the final step of choosing a compression type. It would then display an "encounterd error" message and close. No matter what I tried I have yet to be able to capture or display any movie frames using this program.

    3273 of 3556 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It simply does not work. Do not pay for Pro. Stick with the free player!

    • Written by from New Windsor

    I bought this product to convert my .mov files to (any) other format so that they would be useful. Although this product claims that it will easily convert one file format to another, it doesn't. It returns an error about 70% into the conversion. It does this for all input and output files I feed it with every combination of settings I have tried. I am not going to bother contacting customer service or tech support. I know a lot about video and enough to know that it is the product, not the user, that is at fault. I gambled on Apple, I lost.

    2871 of 3100 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What's everybody's problem??

    • Written by from Calgary

    QT Pro 7 Win works great. The people rating 1 star have problems with other things, not QT. LS in Rockville--it's incompatible codecs--WMM won't accept QT codecs. Convert to .wmv and you'll be fine. DE in Warminster--you're using cellphone video. You can't make hi-quality vid from a low-quality source. GS in Juneau--make a new shortcut! JH--it's a freakin' media player! You want video editing for $30.00?? You can actually do a lot in QT Pro, but you have to have at least half a clue about video before you start.

    2335 of 2504 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am not happy.

    • Written by from rockville

    It only converted some of my MOV files to .avi files. I kept getting i/O error. I cut the videos to be shorter to see if they were too long. but that didnt work. my videos wernt even long. just over a minute in length. I called every support number apple gave me to help and NO ONE could help me. All I wanted to do was make a simple video on Windows Movie Maker. I am very upset with them and disappointed in this product. Not worth the price... at all!

    2676 of 2920 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    QuickTime 7 Pro for Windows

    • Written by from Warminster

    DON'T BUY IT!! Alls I wanted to do was convert my *.3g2 files from my cell phone to .mpg and .avi files, which this product does. But the quality if AWEFUL!! I can barely make out the faces of my kids on the exported files. What a waste, I wish I would have taken the advice of all the other unhappy people. This turns me off to Apple big time.

    4963 of 5201 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Your FAQs haven't helped so this is my request for QuickTime Pro help

    • Written by from Juneau

    I've had Quick Time on my personal computer for years, and am very familiar with it's strengths and weaknesses. In the past couple of days I've re-installed, upgraded, and been through all the trouble-shooting tips and tricks, and still no banana. It will not start when I click the shortcut on my Windows desktop. I would have given it zero stars if I could be sure it would accurately reflect my thinking on a one to five scale.

    2832 of 3057 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disatisfied

    • Written by from Vestal

    Expecting to have access to a separate video creating application I was disappointed to realize that QuickTime Pro simply opens up additional options in the QuickTime Player. The video creating options are weak at most and the creation process is extremely slow. Also, during the creation process there is NO progress indicator so all you get is a blank screen for extremely long periods. I have the latest high end system and the performance is completely unacceptable. This was an absolute waste of $30. Wish I could return the product but that option is not offered. If your looking for a video creating software look elsewhere.

    2689 of 2896 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by

    the quick time pro 7 is awesome. I Love It.

    2137 of 2391 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good for converting to mp3 audio files

    • Written by from Malton

    I read the poor reviews of this product but ignored them because all I wanted was something to convert my daughter's Mpeg4 format music on her phone to mp3 files for her mp3 player. The promotional blurb says " Export to over a dozen different video and audio formats." but doesn't actually tell you what those formats are. You can convert to "wav" or ".au" but not mp3. I have just wasted £20 and would like it back please.

    1934 of 2100 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Basic features, poor implementation

    • Written by from Eugene

    First I don't think people should have to buy Pro to go fullscreen and I think it's lame of apple to charge for such a simple feature. After giving in and paying 30 bucks for a feature every other free player comes with, I found that it doesn't even work with 2 monitors on WinXP. No matter what monitor the QuickTime player is on, it will go full screen on whatever the primary display is.

    I respect Apple as a company and think they normally do a good job thinking about their customers experience. But this is probably their most commonly used application that also promotes their other businesses (iTunes). I see no reason why their users should pay for something as simple as fullscreen. The other features like being able to save a MOV, fine.. that makes a bit more sense.. but not fullscreen and especially not a buggy fullscreen. I don't like being spat in the face. Stop being lame Apple, make fullscreen a free feature and _fix_ it.

    1256 of 1343 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PRO STINKS!!!!

    • Written by from Chambersburg

    Purchased Quicktime Pro to do two things, convert video to avi or make a video presentation. It converted to avi but the quality stinks and to make a presentation you would have to be a freaking genius!!

    Don't waste your money on this program it is junk!!!!!!!

    I wrote more but I had to edit out my true feelings so it would publish!!!

    918 of 1011 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    QT Pro is a good deal

    • Written by

    I bothered to make an account to relate that QT Pro is a darn good buy. It isn't for pirating software or making illegal copies - contact the Cult of the Dead Cow for that stuff.

    I needed it to convert, reliably, some cell phone and other formats to 'standard' files. For $30, this is *so* much better than Prism or some of the other flaky shareware programs that cost upwards of $70 or more to unlock.

    It is really nice clicking on an export and knowing that a readable file will be spit out. Go with the pros.

    5139 of 5402 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful extras with the upgrade, but expensive

    • Written by from Dallas

    I had QT 7 then upgraded to Pro, paying the price shown, but when activating it I had issues with it accepting my serial number.

    QT Pro is good if you need to save files, which is not an option with the regular QT.....but, if you want the extras, you have to pay. If they want people to use Quicktime more than Windows Media, then they should stop charging people just so they can view a video. It's a scam just like all Internet stuff. They get you used to QT, then once you are comfortable with it, they start charging......GRRRR....doesn't Apple have enough money already? Good product, but watch out for the charges to get extra stuff...which comes standard on Windows Media Players.

    3070 of 3354 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save yourself some trouble... listen to the others here

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    This morning, I read these reviews, but downloaded the program anyway. (I've usually had success when I've downloaded programs others have struggled with.)

    Being the positive person I am, and since it's usually only disgruntled buyers that post reviews, I made a mental note to come back and write a positive review after using the program.

    I wish I could.

    I'm trying to compress video files to Quicktime files that have a small file size but still look good. First, I produced my original video file (with another program) as an MPEG2, then tried to open it in Quicktime to convert it. Quicktime said it didn't recognize the MPEG2 file. (!)

    I then produced it with the other program as an AVI file. Upon trying to open it, Quicktime said I needed additional software. I was led to a web page which listed a dozen or so third-party providers for various plug-ins... but nowhere did it say which one of those many things I needed to download.

    Finally, I produced the original file with the other program as a Quicktime file (which was quite large), thinking certainly Quicktime could open and compress one of its own files.

    Not so. I could open the file, but couldn't change any of the export settings. And when I simply tried to export it with the default settings, it got hung on "initializing."

    (By the way, I've used the other program for many things and have never had a problem, so that's not the issue.)

    As one of the other reviewers said, I've already contacted my credit card company to put it in dispute and get my money back. Hassle I don't need.

    If you DO download this program, maybe you'll have better luck. But I strongly suggest you don't.

    3055 of 3358 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    converts to ipod movies perfectly

    • Written by from Willimantic

    i read all of the negative reviews, but really needed/wanted to convert movies taken of my kids, on my phone, as i'm going overseas in 36 hours and needed to do it all ASAP. I was very concerned that i would spend the $30 and get a lemon, as per reviews.

    However, i had absolutely no problems. Followed the instructions- made sure i had the correct version [7.5] by uninstalling whatever version i had previously. then followed prompts to register correctly.

    Opened up the videos taken with my phone, chose "export" from the File Menu, then chose "movie to ipod". whole process took about 5minutes, including the initial purchase, uninstalling and reinstalling quicktime, and converting the movies.

    don't know what all the hype is about. hope it stays working!

    2285 of 2411 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No DV Capture

    • Written by from Independence

    Bought this product for its DV capture capabilities. Apple says "Capture Audio/Video... Use a FireWire camera to capture video footage and/or audio and quickly edit ..." (see /quicktime/pro). Ha! It doesn't do that! Everything is grayed out on the menus. Buried on the FAQ page is this note: "* QuickTime 7 Pro for Windows currently supports audio capture only." Thanks, Apple, for truthfulness in advertising -- NOT. QuickTime is coming off of my computer today; and I'll be contacting my credit card company, and disputing this charge.

    1621 of 1731 people found this useful