• 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

    Quicktime 7 & iTunes.

    • Written by from Sudbury

    If you're using Windows 64bit Edition, don't bother downloading this hugely buggy software!!!! I've paid for the Pro key and was already on version 7 of the Quicktime Player, but when installing the latest update, version 7.1, it errored out at the end and didin't install properly...so much that the software can't properly be uninstalled and for me to re-install version 7.0 back in.!!!

    DON'T INSTALL VERSION 7.1 ON WINDOWS 64bit Edition!!!!

    ...and why oh why do they bundled the iTunes software with the Player??!!! For business users, who needs iTunes??!!! Please, please Apple give us just Quicktime on its own!!!!

    Overall rating of Quicktime 7.1 & iTunes:
    RAP with a capital C!!

    2922 of 3064 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

  • 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

  • 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

    quicktime pro 7

    • Written by from falmouth

    Just purchased this product. £20 gbp.
    Total waste of time.
    Impossible to get anything but low quality avi files.
    All settings have been tried.

    Avoid

    2786 of 3085 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Quicktime is excellent

    • Written by from San Clemente

    Quicktime player is an excellent program for Mac. I convert and view videos on it. I don't know much about it for PCs, but the crashes on PCs are probably because it is a PC.... Macs are much better than PCs.

    2714 of 2952 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Maybe it is not the program

    • Written by from Little Rock

    I have been running QT on my Mac for a long time and it is the only thing I will use for day to day stuff. I use a PC at my office, PC actually stands for piece of ?. GET A REAL COMPUTER, GET A MAC!!!!!!

    2727 of 3027 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big Mistake

    • Written by from Fairport

    Well, more like a $30 mistake. Despite many poor reviews (and some good ones) I thought I'd give QT Pro a try. Boy, was I wrong. I found out that the two little asterisks next to MPEG-2 I didn't notice that say you need a $20 plug-in for MPEG-2 playback also means "you cannot import these files". Thanks for telling me that. That is the format that my Sony Camcorder puts out. OK, so maybe I'll cough up another $20 for the add-on, but wait! Searching the reviews I find out that only MPEG-2 VIDEO, not the accompanying audio is supported (also buried in the Apple fine print). So, I find a shareware MPG to MOV converter (converted quality was fair, not great), and discover that the QT Pro editing and titling tools stink. The only good that came out of this was my $30 donation to Apple to fight the evil empire of Microsoft. This software is practically useless, and the warnings of its shortcomings are not explicit enough.

    2672 of 2976 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what I expected it to do; no problem, very easy.

    • Written by from Oroville

    I have tried so many other free programs to convert video into different formats, and always with underwhelming results. Finally gave in and bought this because I needed to convert my large .avi files into .mp4 files using the H.264 codec (it is generally great quality and reduces file size significantly for storage).... plus I am sick of wasting so much time having problems with other converting programs (even Handbrake didn't achieve this properly for me). FIgured it's just time to pay the 30 bucks. So, I paid, downloaded program, and started converting...in a couple hours I have almost finished converting 50 of my videos! I am hugely pleased, and relieved to finally use a program that works like a pro. I work with video a lot and understand all the basics, so this to me was a snap. In fact, I even cued it up to encode some 8 videos at ONE TIME, and it just did so, all with great results (so far). My guess is the bad reviews could be from people who don't understand video and codecs, etc. Most of the professional video people I know use this regularly or at least have this program, to convert their file types.

    2610 of 2857 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    OK, but Comparable Software is Better!

    • Written by

    I have an ARCHOS 504 portable media file player. It's great! I use many different encoding software to make files that can playback on the 504. It supports AVI, DIVX, and MP4 (as well as MPG, MEPG, VOB, H.264 with additional purchased plug-in). I first purchased QuickTime 7 Pro so that I could encode files in a non-proprietary MP4 format. However, for the price you pay, you have very few if any real editing options.
    I now use Nero Digital for encoding movies and TV episodes in MP4 and DivX Author to do the same in DIVX. I tend to use Microsoft Encoder for video files that are usually less than 10 minutes long. I then encode the files in HD format (which takes a long time) but is really worth the wait! It usually keeps original quality even though you're enlarging the image to HD 720p size. Apple has got a lot of catching up to do! It's too reliant on the early explosive success of the iPod, however that's way old news and old technology!

    2720 of 3116 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best i have ever seen

    • Written by from Walpole

    amazing you should think about it it is amazing crazy good buy this product

    2442 of 2626 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Great!

    • Written by from DECATUR

    What a bunch of loosers! You are rating QT negatively because you can't copy/xfer/convert your illegal, copyrighted material? Let me guess your age: 1?

    I use QT on Windows, mainly to quickly create movies from a series rendered still frames (outputted from 3ds max and/or After Effects). It works great.

    Fast and efficient on a dual core, using WinXP 32bit. Sure, I've heard that it doesn't work with 64bit systems on Windows. That's definitely a bummer.

    It works fast, and does a good job of creating movies for the web, or to watch it in the PC. Has lot's of output format and encoder options. Good help file.

    2365 of 2527 people found this useful

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No worries exporting to AVI works well.

    • Written by from Camp Hill

    For the novice computer user, they may have difficulty exporting a .MOV file to .AVI. But for anyone who is familiar with a computer and can change a few default settings AVI can be created while still keeping the high quality content as seen in a Quicktime .MOV file. You just need to change your export options to BEST, which is zero compression, which equals zero degradation.

    2311 of 2468 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ouicktime Pro on PC Works Great...!!

    • Written by from Rochester

    Ok, I'm running Quicktime Pro on a 2.4 Ghz Pentium 4 with a gig of memory, Ge-Force 6200OC 256 MB DDR, 80 gig system drive and a 160 gig RAID, 300 GB external fire wire drive. When I upgraded to OT 7, the free version I didn't have any sound or if I did, it sounded like a CD skipping. The system would also hang and I had to fire up Task Manager to quit it. I did some trouble shooting and found a problem with my Audigy Sound Card. I updated the drivers and reset the defaults and everything works as advertised. I think this is a great product and I have converted video from my Sony VX1000 and it plays smoothly on my iPod with no problems.

    2240 of 2381 people found this useful