Apple releases QuickTime 7.1.5 for Mac and Windows

Apple today released QuickTime 7.1.5 which delivers numerous bug fixes and addresses critical security issues.

This update is recommended for all QuickTime 7 users.

QuickTime 7.1.5 is available via Software Update and also as a standalone installers:

QuickTime 7.1.5 for Mac (41.4MB): System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

• QuickTime 7.1.5 for Windows (18.6MB): System Requirements: Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4
Vista remains unsupported, it seems.

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15 Comments

  1. Quicktime Pro users: WIll this require an upgrade key? I won’t install Quicktime or iTunes any longer until I know for a fact that I will not need to pluck down another $30 for a non-essential upgrade.

  2. Typically, you don’t need to purchase a new key until there’s a completely new version (like to 8), not a point upgrade like this. (Of course, I’m still using QuickTime Pro 6.5.2 along with the basic version of QuickTime 7.1.3 (soon to be 7.1.5).) While using both on the same machine’s a little buggy (the Pro version crashes often when trying to open files from the Finder), I still have access to the Pro features that were available in QuickTime 6 without having to shell out for another upgrade.

  3. Unfortunately, Apple creates this version confusion itself with it’s unusually numbered OS.

    Leopard should be called OS 14 (or OS XIV, but that’s even more confusing), but Apple put so much marketing buzz into “Ten” that to quickly go to eleven and twelve would have made it all seem like rhetoric. And imagine the difficulty of selling Mac OS 13.

    Why don’t they put in a subtle name change and call it “Mac OS X version 5: Leopard” instead of “Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard”? It would solve a zillion headaches and realign the numbering system.

  4. From the EULA (and written in 15 different languages):

    APPLE INC.
    SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR QUICKTIME

    IMPORTANT NOTICE TO QUICKTIME PRO USERS:
    INSTALLATION OF QUICKTIME 7 WILL DISABLE THE QUICKTIME PRO FUNCTIONALITY IN PRIOR VERSIONS OF QUICKTIME. IF YOU PROCEED WITH THIS INSTALLATION, YOU MUST PURCHASE A NEW QUICKTIME 7 PRO KEY TO REGAIN QUICKTIME PRO FUNCTIONALITY. AFTER INSTALLATION, VISIT http://www.apple.com/quicktime TO PURCHASE A QUICKTIME 7 PRO KEY.

  5. It makes sense that a new full version (6 vs 7 vs 8) would need to be purchased. The mistake Apple made was making QT7 a Software Update. Software Update should NEVER take away something you paid for and replace it with something you have to pay for.

    Then it was a week before they released the “reinstaller” for 6.5.2.

    But fear not you guys, this is NOT a new pay-for version.

  6. Guys, seriously.. where the hell have you been. EVERY SINGLE TIME apple updates QT, I see floods of posts asking “but, but it says it will disable the PRO functionality”

    It does say that , but says it will do so in PRIOR VERSIONS.. meaning, if you still have QT 6.x or 5.x installed, this update will bump you into 7.x range and will require purchasing a new key.

    7.1.3 -> 7.1.5 DOES NOT, and I must repeat this it DOES NOT constitute a version change. [/soapbox]

  7. I paid for QT Pro v. 7. I got the keycode. But my QT is still exactly like before.

    How do you access the pro features? The menus are the same as before.

    Can someone post a test that I can look for to see if I really have the pro version, or tell me what to do?

    There is so much confusion about this.

    thanks.

  8. After opening QuickTime (whether it be the program itself or a QT movie), go to Edit, Preferences (at the very bottom of the list) and select Register from the side window that will pop up. There you enter the QuickTime Pro Registration information that Apple provided when you made the purchase.

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