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#5653 - 11/07/09 11:02 AM Snow Leopard & Quicktime
Douglas Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Seattle, WA
I just got my new Mini with 10.6. Upgraded to 10.61 prior to migrating everything over to the new Mini. It looks like Quicktime is v. 7.6.3 and I see that Quicktime 7.6.4 is available but it doesn't show up in Software Update.

Should I download 7.6.4 and install it?

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#5661 - 11/07/09 02:04 PM Re: Snow Leopard & Quicktime [Re: Douglas]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
The Quicktime version in OS X 10.6 is Quicktime 10. While you can have Quicktime 7 and Quicktime 10 co-resident on the system, the only one you need is Quicktime 10.
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#5679 - 11/08/09 10:27 AM Re: Snow Leopard & Quicktime [Re: joemikeb]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: joemikeb
The Quicktime version in OS X 10.6 is Quicktime 10. While you can have Quicktime 7 and Quicktime 10 co-resident on the system, the only one you need is Quicktime 10.


There are some instances on Snow Leopard where both versions of Quicktime would be desirable. Apparently QT 7 can open some files that QT X cannot. Go figure.
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#5682 - 11/08/09 01:20 PM Re: Snow Leopard & Quicktime [Re: Douglas]
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More information on those 'instances' Ira refers to can be found in the Apple KB article Installing QuickTime Player 7 on Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard, and in the Macworld article Snow Leopard: QuickTime X. Generally, because QuickTime X does not work with any of the old QuickTime plug-ins, you might run into issues for which QT 7 may be a solution until those plugins have been updated. tongue
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#6396 - 12/05/09 12:01 PM Re: Snow Leopard & Quicktime [Re: alternaut]
Pendragon Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
Many thanks to you all. I think I now understand (sorta), but why Apple could not incorporate the lacking features of QT 7 into QT 10 is still a mystery to me. Of course, I know nada re coding & programming and such; perhaps that somehow relates…



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#6400 - 12/05/09 03:32 PM Re: Snow Leopard & Quicktime [Re: Pendragon]
joemikeb Offline
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Originally Posted By: Pendragon
Many thanks to you all. I think I now understand (sorta), but why Apple could not incorporate the lacking features of QT 7 into QT 10 is still a mystery to me. Of course, I know nada re coding & programming and such; perhaps that somehow relates…

It is not that the features are not there, it is because in the rewrite of Quicktime the interface for plug-ins was changed. The third party plug-ins have to be rewritten to conform to the revised interface. My guess is the revised interface is intended to enable 64 as well as 32 bit plug-ins.
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#6419 - 12/06/09 07:02 AM Re: Snow Leopard & Quicktime [Re: joemikeb]
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Registered: 12/02/09
Loc: Bemke, Germany
Originally Posted By: joemikeb
... the only one you need is Quicktime 10.
While I don't use SL myself (never jump the boat too early..), I did some reading about it. From what I've seen so far, I got the impression that for many tasks QT7 will be needed for quite a while. Simply put, QuickTime X just isn't finished, yet.
See "Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: the Ars Technica review" by John Siracusa
The part about QuickTime X is here
Originally Posted By: joemikeb
It is not that the features are not there, it is because in the rewrite of Quicktime the interface for plug-ins was changed. The third party plug-ins have to be rewritten to conform to the revised interface..
Looks like the new interface doesn't exist, yet. Here's a quote from the article linked above:
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It also supports only "modern" video formats—basically, anything that can be played by an iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV. As for other video codecs, well, you can forget about handling them with plug-ins because QuickTime X doesn't support those either.

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