• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Solved my Problem - But Worth $30?

    • Written by from Manhattan Beach

    I bought QT Pro for one reason only - it is (apparently) the only way you can make a video loop on AppleTV (open your movie, do view>loop then save).

    it performs that function flawlessly but I'm really not sure I need any of the other features of QT Pro. iMovie is a much better editing solution and I don't need the format conversion abilities - freeware like VisualHub or Handbrake already do a fine job of that for nothing.

    Maybe I'm missing some killer feature but for now, 3 stars only.

    1113 of 1243 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but difficult

    • Written by from New Port Richey

    Although it's a good application and all, it can be quite difficult for the average user to use (especially with converting videos). There should be a few extra options (for example, PSP, iPod, PS3) so that the user doesn't have to manually find the right format that their device uses. I think Apple needs to work on that and, getting a few more codecs into the app (especially native inclusion of DivX, XviD and WMV, that would be great).

    724 of 893 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for what is

    • Written by from Auburndale

    QuickTime Pro is a nice little video conversion tool with some minimal editing and effects capabilities, and that's it. For example, if you have some .dv files that you want to turn into something that you can watch on your iPod, this is the thing to get. If, on the other hand, you have camcorder footage and want to edit that, use iMovie. And if, heaven forfend, you need to synchronize sound and image using timecode info, you need Final Cut (I think.)

    I think Apple overhypes this product dreadfully. As I said, it's a good video conversion tool, not an all-in-one consumer video editing solution. Ironically, I believe pro video users end up needing QT Pro for various small tasks, while amateur video users can do without it.

    640 of 778 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Workaround for losing Pro license after upgrading

    • Written by from alexandria

    If you upgrade to a new major version of QuickTime, you have to pay another $30 for the new Pro version. The QT installation overwrites your old version by default, and nullifies your Pro license. To make matters worse, it's difficult to find older versions of QT on the net. To get around this, make a copy of the QuickTime.App file as soon as you license the Pro version (ie. if it's QT6, name it QuickTime6.App) and you should still be able to use the old one.

    353 of 380 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Another version, another $30...

    • Written by from Twain Harte

    Its great that new versions of QT come out, but I am getting sick of always having to dish out another 30 bucks every 6 months because a new version comes out. And it seems 7 is required for the new iTunes features. So either I keep 6 which works fine, but miss out on new stuff. Or upgrade to 7, and have to dish out more money for the features I already had. Which wouldn't bother me if new versions came out once every 18 months or something. I don't have anything against paying for software I use, unless I am having to repurchase the software more than once a year. But as far as the software itself goes, its great. It may not have as many features as players like VLC, but it makes up for it in ease of use, its hardware acceleration, and its ability to play H.264 video in real time on hardware that is a few years old.

    I am giving it 3 stars, 5 for the software itself, which is great. But knocking it down 2 stars because of Pro users always having to buy new versions. Would be nice if a license worked for the current version, and one big release after that.

    274 of 309 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    QuickTime Issues

    • Written by from Scarborough

    QT is fine when it works, but it have a PLETHORA of issues. And, if you have a problem, often time reinstalling it doesn't fix it. For a software Application of this magnitude, there should be an application repair utility or something to fix the program when there is a problem... It's a real disappointment. Apple has lots of innovation and it's products tend to reflect that, for the most part. Apple's Major FLAW, which is also reflected in its products, is that it makes the assumption that everthing will work perfectly... It should, instead, make things with the assumption that if something can go wrong, it will go wrong. Many of apple's products have few utilities to fix issues when they arrive.

    225 of 263 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ipod audio

    • Written by from pittsburgh

    Quicktime is an alright buy depending on who you are and what you are going to do with it. if you want to export movie files out of quicktime pro you won't get sound with them unless they are demuxed files. if they are muxed you'll have to find a 3rd party software to do so, most of the time they are free. you can find out if it is muxed of demuxed if you click on the file and "get info." apple should tell people this. hope this helps some people!

    175 of 193 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    not for professionals

    • Written by from camperdonw

    It is very cool for some users because it is now more simple to export for ipod, iphone and apple TV. However, the old way to export files was better. We are not able to chose an specific codec anymore... If you need to export a video to a specific editor, such as apple pro res, HDVCPRO, animation, etc, you have to do it on another software, because the new version is limited to some few presets. Good for beginners, bad for professionals... Overall it is cool, but I miss the export options. Hope the new versions can bring it back!

    157 of 175 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Would Have Been Nice to Know!!!

    • Written by from Albany

    I bought Pro and spent an immensely frustrating 90 minutes trying to edit (trim) a movie. The editing sliders (begin and end markers) wouldn't show up and I could not select parts of the movie. Why not? Pro won't edit MPEGs! The problem was only solved when I exported and reopened the video as an AVI.

    The user manual and online help should make this point clear! Neither was helpful. They all assumed the markers were showing and didn't suggest solutions to their absence. A troubleshooting guide in the manual would be nice.

    148 of 159 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    converting to .wmv files

    • Written by from Raleigh

    When I try to convert .mov file to .wmv (windows media file) it will only convert up to 30 seconds of the movie. Does anyone out there have any idea why this happens this way? Any ideas about converting .mov to .wmv?

    144 of 163 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Quicktime Pro should be included with Apple products

    • Written by from Stow

    Apple makes some amazing products. But being asked to pay $30.00 every time there's a Quicktime Pro update is ridiculous.

    We spend enough of our hard-earned money on expensive Apple products like the G5, the small army of iPods andsoftware such as Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro.

    Quicktime Pro should be bundled with these products. The license should be good for two years with free updates.

    My rating would be 5 stars because QT Pro is an excellent product but I'm only giving 3 stars because of the $30.00 factor.

    122 of 126 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    To the guy below me...

    • Written by from LaVista

    I have Quitcktime Pro as well, Yes, it may take a little while to convert video but it is still a good product, after all...does it work? Yes. It does. 3 stars for apple.

    131 of 147 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    • Written by from Richmond

    I purchased the Quick Time 7 Pro to convert mpg to .mov video clips and it works well.

    124 of 136 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sour Apple taste

    • Written by from Wynnewood

    As an ex-Apple employee, it pains me to dump on this product. Others have noted all the basic problems (unannounced deleting of previous versions, requiring full Pro upgrades in new versions, inability to reload previous versions, slow processing, etc.), but to find freeware (iSquint) that does an iPod video conversion faster, at half the kb of the QuickTime file, is really an insult.
    QuickTime Pro is still worth $30, but the experience leaves a bad aftertaste.
    Apple marketing folks (and you know who you are) should really rethink this one.

    96 of 101 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Akkrum

    You can now download video's to your harddrive.
    Furthermore no difference..

    104 of 126 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Better but still not worth paying for!

    • Written by

    Apple Quicktime has gotten better over time, version 6 had about a 50% chance of playing a avi file of Divx with the right codecs installed, Now version 7 will play every file type I have which are many, but it is slow and the quality is gittery.
    Apple needs to be giving this product to there users Free!
    There are 2 programs out there that play any file on the Mac and they are both Free.
    So until Apple gets there act together and gives a little back to the devoted users I will use VLC Media Player, there best player for Mac hands down.

    86 of 96 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Best player to use, but insulting to customers

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    First off quicktime is the best player for watching movies

    But the upgrade scheme is just stupid, a rip-off and is insulting to their customers

    Bundle this with iLife without stupid upgrade keys.

    71 of 82 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Where did the software go that I paid for?

    • Written by from San Francisco

    As others have mentioned it is reprehensible that installing QT7notpro was as easy as it was (if I recall correctly it got upgraded through software update) given that it would then go on to to wipe out my old key, delete the old program, and replace it with software that is crippled and basically featureless compared to the software I paid for.

    To Apple, If I buy a software package from you, you best not replace it with the free version during an "update" operation. You could easily have renamed *my* software QT6 and saved the old key somewhere, you chose not to. Yes chose, I don't believe this was an honest mistake, shame on you.

    I decided not to falsely rate QT 1 star, because it is a good piece of software, at least the one that I bought was, but it doesn't get more than 3 b/c there is free software that handles more media still.

    61 of 66 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Its Just O.K.

    • Written by from Tuxedo Park

    the title says it all...

    61 of 76 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy to pay the $30 to convert iPod movies, but....

    • Written by from Monroe

    .... installation needs to be more clear. I just downloaded the "key" and there are no clear instructions on where to unlock the Pro features. The instructions say to "click on buy QuickTime Pro" in the QT7 menu, which is now inaccessable. Under "Registration" I've entered the Key Code, but it's asking for a Registration Code. My "about QT7" shows no Pro features installed. What to do?

    As a recent convert from the XP adware, malware, spyware maelstrom, this is small potatoes. In several months of computer bliss with my G5 and iMac, this is the first real puzzler. Overall, one half-baked cookie won't spoil the whole batch.

    48 of 52 people found this useful