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QuickTime 7.2 adds full screen viewing

updated 04:45 pm EDT, Wed July 11, 2007

QuickTime 7.2 released

Apple today released QuickTime 7.2 for Mac and Windows, an update to the multimedia software that addresses critical security issues and delivers full-screen support for viewing in QuickTime Player. The update also brings enhanced H.264 codec support, and includes numerous bug fixes. Apple recommends the update for all QuickTime 7 users, but warns that upgrading will disable the QuickTime Pro functionality in prior versions of QuickTime -- including QuickTime 5 and QuickTime 6. Users choosing to install the update must purchase a new QuickTime 7 Pro key to regain QuickTime Pro functionality. Security issues fixed by QuickTime 7.2 prevent unexpected application termination, arbitrary code execution, or the disclosure of sensitive information when users view a maliciously crafted movie or SMIL file, or visit a malicious website.

by MacNN Staff




  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I can't believe it! Full-screen viewing without needing to spend $30! What is the world coming to?

    And I wish they'd (MacNN) stop reporting that it will break Quicktime Pro for 5.0 and 6.0 owners. All it does is confuse people.

  1. Paco01

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Free full screen. They should have done it in the first release of quicktime.

  1. OtisWild

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Well, better late than never I suppose!

    I'll still probably use VLC though.

  1. _Rick_V_

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It's about time!

    Jeez, something they should've done years ago!

    I still don't understand why Apple insists on charging for Quicktime Pro. There should be no Quicktime Pro. Quicktime by itself is nearly useless. If you're going to edit a movie, you use Final Cut or iMovie. No one uses Quicktime Player to edit anything with movies.

    If Apple wants Quicktime to be an even more popular format on the Internet (outside the iTunes & Apple Movie Trailer ecosystem), they should simply make all the Pro features free.

  1. darcybaston

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I do

    "No one uses Quicktime Player to edit anything with movies."

    I do. If you buy Final Cut for me, I'll use it instead.

  1. Lo_Ruhamah

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Quicktime did give us a full screen option for free back in the early 3.x days of quicktime. I believe it was version 4 which started the whole standard/pro split with fullscreen going away in quicktime player. In fact a trick many used to use was using the old Quicktime Player application with the new Quicktime 4 engine which still gave you all th old features that were done away with in the non-pro Quicktime 4 player.

  1. sailin74

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Don't know

    I don't know for sure, but I'm betting that you have to pay for Pro because they have to license the codec and have a EULA. Just a guess though.

  1. SSharon

    Joined: Dec 1969


    QT editing

    I have used QT pro numerous times to edit video files down to 700mb to make them fit on a CD. It is as simple as select all, drag a slider to cut some of the credits out, and save as self contained.

  1. ViktorCode

    Joined: Dec 1969



    "The update also brings H.264 codec support"

    I wonder what does that mean? High profile H.264?

  1. mmcfee

    Joined: Dec 1969



    "The update also brings enhanced H.264 codec support..."

    It could be anything from bug fixes to additional profiles, but I bet you're right. And I bet we'll see a new iLife suite soon including an iDVD (and FCP2, of course) with blu-ray support... to go with the new iMacs.

    That's my prediction, and I'm sticking to it. ;)

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