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Washington Apple Pi Journal, reprint information When I asked our office “alpha geek” the other day whether he had QuickTime Pro installed on his Mac, his initial response was a blank stare. I’m not surprised my dyed-in-the-wool Mac fanatic colleague hasn’t met QuickTime Pro, even though he knows most every one of his Mac tasks depend on QuickTime, that it’s been part of the Macintosh operating system for a decade, and that he knew to install the latest release QuickTime 5. Yet, like most Mac users I know, he has little idea that QuickTime Pro exists, how its features differ from what all of us get for free, and why one should bother buying an upgrade available to most only from Apple’s website store.
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Apple has not upgraded its pro edition past QuickTime Player 7, so even if your old computer ran Snow Leopard, the registration key is still good. All you need is the registration code you received from Apple when you first purchased the upgrade. Double-click the installation file when it has finished downloading, either at the bottom of your browser window or in your “Downloads” folder in the Finder.
Follow the onscreen instructions to install it to your Mac. Launch QuickTime Player 7 from your Utilities folder. You can find this by clicking anywhere on the desktop to access the Finder, clicking “Go” and selecting “Utilities. Select “Registration” from the QuickTime Player 7 menu. Locate your registration code in the confirmation email sent to you from Apple when you purchased the product. Enter your name in the “Registered To” field. Enter your company name in the “Organization” field.
Type your character registration code in the last field. Press the “Tab” key. The QuickTime Player logo changes to include the word “Pro” on the bottom, indicating that you have successfully registered the product. Simply find it in your Utilities folder and drag it to the Trash in the Dock. To quickly find any program or file on your Mac, hold down the “Command” key and press the space bar on your keyboard to launch Spotlight.
As you type the file name, Spotlight displays a list of choices. Select one from the list or press “Enter” to choose the highlighted option. Warning Information in this article applies to QuickTime Player 7.
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If you like the idea of QuickTime Pro’s features, but not its price tag, and downloading it or getting a serial code for it from elsewhere isn’t something you’re keen on, there are several good alternatives. Video playback and editing programs are increasingly common, so how do you know which one is right for you? We’ve compiled a list, complete with a brief description, to help you decide which is the right one for you and your Mac. Of course, if none of these sound right for you, there’s always an alternative to QuickTime or QuickTime Pro! VLC Media Player The media player is very versatile and can handle a great many different video formats. It allows for full-screen and windowed viewing, It even has Blu-ray support. For playback, it’s great, but it lacks the creative and editing features of QuickTime Pro.
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Apple has not upgraded its pro edition past QuickTime Player 7, so even if your old computer ran Snow Leopard, the registration key is still good. All you. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Apple-certified trainer Jem Schofield consults and teaches about production and post-production throughout the United. Quicktime (7) Pro is no longer available for purchase on any platform. There’s no way to get a Pro version anymore. Quicktime 10 included with.