Apple releases Apple ProRes QuickTime Decoder 1.0 for Mac and Windows

Apple today released the Apple ProRes QuickTime Decoder 1.0 for Mac and Windows.

The Apple ProRes QuickTime Decoder software allows both Mac and Windows users to play Apple ProRes files through QuickTime. Apple ProRes is a visually lossless format that provides uncompressed HD quality at SD data rates.

It is an excellent choice for mastering and can easily be transcoded to distribution formats like H.264. With new support for playback on both Mac and Windows computers, Apple ProRes can also be used for review and approval of Final Cut Studio sequences.

More info and download links:
Apple ProRes QuickTime Decoder 1.0 for Mac
• Apple ProRes QuickTime Decoder 1.0 for Windows


  1. It isn’t required for quicktime to work properly, and, much like the MPEG-2 playback component, it is available to those who need it (although MPEG-2 playback component costs money).

    If you don’t forsee the need for it, you don’t need to install it.

  2. Unless it costs money, or is a very large codec, I wonder why Apple wouldn’t include it by default in Quicktime. As Predrag mentioned, the mpeg2 costs money which is why it is not included. (Royalties, man!) So why not include this new one and increase its proliferation?

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