QuickTime

QuickTime

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 664 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    25,956,301
  • Date Added:
    September 14, 2005
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,027
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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After 10 years and with millions of users worldwide, Apple's QuickTime player still provides one of the best solutions for digital media. Whether you're watching streaming movie trailers online or diving headlong into QuickTime as a creation platform, you'll find little to quibble about in this veteran player. Its few quirks are quickly offset by the elegant Apple interface and the top-notch audio/video playback quality.

QuickTime 7 comes in two varieties. The free standard player handles popular audio, graphic, and video formats, including the much-ballyhooed H.264 and MPEG-4. Also, for $29.95, you can upgrade to the content-creation-friendly Pro version, which adds features such as full-screen playback, easy editing, H.264/MPEG-4 production, and the ability to save movies from the Web. MPEG-2 support is available, but at an additional cost of $19.95.

High-definition content looks impressive with the new H.264 codec, but hardly better than with similar offerings from Microsoft. The stylish transport controls and the friendly layout work well. Inclusion of the autoupdate and automatic-network-detection features make getting started and staying current easy.

Overall, QuickTime 7 continues to be a must-have for anyone surfing the Web or looking to experience the best in digital media.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.0

    out of 32 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 15
  • All Versions

    3.0

    out of 664 votes

    • 5 star 139
    • 4 star 144
    • 3 star 124
    • 2 star 71
    • 1 star 186
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3 stars

"Crystal clear videos... but..."

January 03, 2006  |  By burning_soul56

 |  Version: QuickTime 7.0

Pros

Videos on Quicktime player are very clear.

Cons

Everytime you play a Quicktime video, the player resets it's settings, and if not changed after viewing, will load up the client at startup. I find this very annoying, however I do not know of a better solution at the moment for viewing quicktime videos. These complaints I have are my reasoning for only giving 3 stars.

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1 stars

"Very difficult program! Don"t download."

January 03, 2006  |  By locked905

 |  Version: QuickTime 7.0

Cons

A very difficult program!

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5 stars

"Great Product, but don't go pro."

January 02, 2006  |  By pummelzator

 |  Version: QuickTime 7.0

Pros

I have a mac and am a diehard mac user, and when i make movies or pictures in formats like mpeg-4, tiff, etc, i like to be able to use them on my windows pc. Also, lots of my favorite websites have .mov movies and the .mov format is very clear and precise.

Cons

No full screen for the non-pro (poorsie/cheapster) version, but you can drag the size to near full screen anyway. I wouldn't go pro with this product, as most video for qt will not be in a format that is good for full screen view.

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1 stars

"Simply awful"

December 31, 2005  |  By whoha

 |  Version: QuickTime 7.0

Cons

This should get no stars, but that is not an option.

For some reason Apple has decided to copy MS in producing bloatware that highjacks the computer and still worse, doesn't work. This version of quicktime is garbage. I have installed it on two different machines, and on each, the program crashes shortly after it launches.

Not to mention the fact that you have to buy yet another $30 liscence to upgrade to pro and you get nothing other than an email with a product key. What a scam!

I have since reverted to using QT6 which works just fine. Do not DOWNLOAD

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1 stars

"Bad Software"

December 30, 2005  |  By mrcool69

 |  Version: QuickTime 7.0

Pros

None

Cons

everything sucks the installation is crappy and when you uninstall it takes like 4 or 5 reboots this software is the worst ever Windows Media Player and Winamp are way better

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3 stars

"One of a MUST software on your computer!!!!!!!!!!!"

December 20, 2005  |  By peter2002

 |  Version: QuickTime 7.0

Pros

1.Support much of software like 3gpp,qt mov and so on;best linked with a software like ACDSee.

2.Without PRO feature,it still a freeware.

Cons

1. Nothing much improvement from the previous version which it adds a new feature,there is i-tunes.I don't think that the i-tunes can give us much and beside,it use the system memory.

2. Slow loading and use a lot of RAM memory and thus,this should improve.

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2 stars

"Awful"

December 14, 2005  |  By Microsofty

 |  Version: QuickTime 7.0

Pros

There is nothing appealing about Apple QuickTime 7 either through functionality, user interaction, the GUI or the support it provides for various media file types.

Cons

QuickTime 7.0 for Windows users is truly awful in many respects. Firstly, QuickTime automatically hijacks your Windows Media Player file associations for many file types, which is frustration when trying to watch certain movie clips on the internet. Secondly, QuickTime 7 is very heavy on processor usage, especially at boot since it automatically, without your permission, and without your consent, assigns itself a start-up item, and for those with low end systems, this is going to be a nightmare. Finally, upon UnInstallation, i found,through using a fully licensed version of PC Tools Registry Mechanic, over 1000 invalid entries associated with QuickTime 7.0 alone.

This is not worth the download bandwidth and users would be better off downloading DivX for codec support, and NVIDIA PureVideo (NVIDIA GPU's only) for HD movies.

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1 stars

"High risk download"

December 12, 2005  |  By wadelondon

 |  Version: QuickTime 7.0

Pros

Nothing - failed to install properly

Cons

I've just spent many hours trying to figure why my Picasa suddenly stopped working and it turns out that this wretched program is responsible. It failed to instal properly on my machine - maybe an old copy of windows was responsible. However the knock on efffect was that some other programs notably Picasa just wouldnt work. If it doesnt install properly its tricky to remove and onbly when its removed can ou reinstall the earleir vrsion, which is not advertised on the Appple site. but is available:

if you add the following to the Apple site url

/support/downloads/quicktime652forwindows.html

Of course most people instal QT as part of the Itunes upgrade package. In my view Apple will quicly erode the goodwill it currently enjoys if it continues this dodgy practices.

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4 stars

"Great program, good for you stream watchers."

December 10, 2005  |  By Foxhound4444

 |  Version: QuickTime 7.0

Pros

Great for watching streams, especially if you have the pro version which makes it more reliable (as of what i've noticed on my dsl connection). The plus about the pro version is being able to save clips you watch. This is an overall good program, i give it a 4 star due to the limitations for non paying computer people.

Cons

Limitations are weak, but you are still able to watch videos. In order to be able to do some really cool stuff with this program, you must get the pro version. So if you are a quicktime enthusiast, go out and buy the pro.

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2 stars

"Must download and install itunes? ridiculous."

December 07, 2005  |  By hothstudios

 |  Version: QuickTime 7.0

Pros

Nothing

Cons

1. I am running a 2ghz system and this software runs very glitchy.

2. The "new" version of itunes that comes in the bundle locks up my music about...oh....every 20 to 30 seconds.

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General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date September 14, 2005
Date Added September 14, 2005
Version 7.0
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
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File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 25,956,301
Downloads Last Week 1,027
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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