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Apple on Wednesday issued QuickTime 7.7 for Windows and Mac OS X Leopard, as well as a batch of driver updates for printers and scanners from Samsung, HP and Brother.

QuickTime 7.7 for Leopard

On its download page for the update, Apple indicates that QuickTime 7.7 for Leopard improves security. According to a support document explaining the changes made, QuickTime 7.7 closes several holes that could allow maliciously crafted images, audio files and movies to crash the program or execute unauthorized code.

The update is a 68.85MB download and is recommended for all Mac OS X Leopard users.

QuickTime 7.7 for Windows

Apple recommends QuickTime 7.7 for all users on Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Vista and Windows 7. The update resolves a number of Windows-specific security flaws.

Users are warned that installing QuickTime 7 will disable QuickTime Pro functionality on prior versions of the software, such as QuickTime 6.

Printer drivers

HP Printer Drivers 2.7 for Mac OS X is a 494.47MB download containing the latest printing and scanning software for HP printers. The update requires Mac OS X 10.6.1 or later or Mac OS X Lion.

Samsung Printer Drivers 2.2 for Mac OS X includes Samsung printing software that shipped with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The 26.86MB download requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later or Lion.

Finally, the Brother 2.7 Printer Drivers update installs the latest software for Brother printers or scanners. The download weighs 136.55MB and requires Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later or Lion.
post #2 of 27
What has it been, two years since we've had a QuickTime 7 update?

When's QuickTime 10 coming out for Windows?

And when'll they finish putting all the QuickTime Pro features into QuickTime X proper?!
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What has it been, two years since we've had a QuickTime 7 update?

When's QuickTime 10 coming out for Windows?

And when'll they finish putting all the QuickTime Pro features into QuickTime X proper?!

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Agreed

Agreed... to questions.



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What has it been, two years since we've had a QuickTime 7 update?

When's QuickTime 10 coming out for Windows?

And when'll they finish putting all the QuickTime Pro features into QuickTime X proper?!

Which features are you looking for?
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Which features are you looking for?

The rest of the stuff that isn't in QuickTime X that forces me to keep QuickTime Pro 7 around. Lion's QuickTime X made some good strides, but it's just not there yet.
post #7 of 27
My Brother driver update was only 16.6MB. Delta change, perhaps?
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Apple on Wednesday issued QuickTime 7.7 for Windows and Mac OS X Leopard, as well as a batch of driver updates for printers and scanners from Samsung, HP and Brother.

QuickTime 7.7 for Leopard...

So Lion users of Quicktime 7 don't get the upgrade? Weird.
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So Lion users of Quicktime 7 don't get the upgrade? Weird.

We're running Pro anyway, and Pro isn't sold anymore, so any update would just break it.
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We're running Pro anyway, and Pro isn't sold anymore, so any update would just break it.

Right. Forgot about that.

I must say I'm still a bit shocked at how Apple is treating Quicktime given it's central place in the OS and in their own history. Missing functionality in X. Pro only works on a hack really (because you can't pay for it anymore). What a mess.

If someone needs it at work I have to install 7, and then use an illegal serial number generator (or simply a stolen serial number). It's not cool at all to do that, but Apple has made it necessary.

Caveat: I haven't seriously looked at Quicktime X since Lion came out, perhaps the missing functionality has been added back in and the only reason to use 7 now is aesthetics?
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What has it been, two years since we've had a QuickTime 7 update?

When's QuickTime 10 coming out for Windows?

And when'll they finish putting all the QuickTime Pro features into QuickTime X proper?!

+1 to this.
post #12 of 27
Quicktime X 10.1 in Lion- New Features:

http://www.macstories.net/reviews/li...ring-features/
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QuickTime Pro 7 is still for sale in the Apple Store, Apple Part Numbers D3381Z and D3380Z, so there is no reason to use illegal serial numbers, unless you really just don't want to pay for it. Volume licenses are also still available for it for educational and business customers. QuickTime Pro 7 can also be downloaded for Lion from this Apple Knowledge Base article:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3678

I'm still not sure what exactly people are looking for in QuickTime X that isn't already included in iMovie that's for sale at 50% less than a QuickTime Pro 7 license. QuickTime 7 had become bloatware, trying to do too many things, and, I was happy to see it slimmed down to just a few core features, and leaving some of the other functionality to other software. Screen captures and quick trims/edits are perfectly fine for me.
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What makes anyone think QuickTime 10 will ever be released on Windows?
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When will they fix the H264 gamma problem?
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My Brother driver update was only 16.6MB. Delta change, perhaps?

That, or HP really is bloated with the .5 Gig update¡
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Which features are you looking for?

in QT7 you can export a movie (or 'whatever' format for that reason) to a whole variety of formats. Only export sound, or video. That's just an example, but there's a whole slew of options that QTX never got. Don't think QTX supports AppleScript. Have you ever dragged a text file to QT7? You can't do that with QTX¡

Yep, I love QT7. iMovie, not so much. More of a FCP user myself (old school, not FCPX. Hmm, another X program it seems)
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post #18 of 27
So since Apple can issue printer updates, is there some technical limitation that does not allow them to put out an update that would make a lot more printers compatible with AirPrint?
post #19 of 27
Will this printer update stop the annoying habit of my HP printer pausing the print queue randomly and then having my wife call me at work in a pissed off voice asking why she can't unpause it because she's not an administrator?
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What makes anyone think QuickTime 10 will ever be released on Windows?

The fact that every version of QuickTime prior was released on Windows, probably.
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I'm still not sure what exactly people are looking for in QuickTime X that isn't already included in iMovie that's for sale at 50% less than a QuickTime Pro 7 license. QuickTime 7 had become bloatware, trying to do too many things, and, I was happy to see it slimmed down to just a few core features, and leaving some of the other functionality to other software. Screen captures and quick trims/edits are perfectly fine for me.

- The ability to reassign audio channels.
- The ability to check for the presence of a timecode track. (Especially important given that FCP7 loves to randomly not lay one down)
- The ability to mark out a segment from one video, and create a new video file from the clipboard and save it.
- The ability to have the controller out of the way.

QT7 is a lightweight workhorse that makes my life a lot easier. QTX is simply not used.
post #22 of 27
Even with the few improvements in QuickTime X under Lion, I still need QuickTime 7.6 Pro. Apparently, only Windows needed the 7.6 to 7.7 update since the changes are all to fix Win security issues. I didn't find any indication of enhanced functionality in 7.7 so I think I am up-to-date with 7.6 Pro on Lion.
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- The ability to reassign audio channels.
- The ability to check for the presence of a timecode track. (Especially important given that FCP7 loves to randomly not lay one down)
- The ability to mark out a segment from one video, and create a new video file from the clipboard and save it.
- The ability to have the controller out of the way.

QT7 is a lightweight workhorse that makes my life a lot easier. QTX is simply not used.

These, plus the ability to play two videos at once, more or less in sync, essential for previewing left/right camera views for stereo 3D. I couldn't do without QT 7 Pro, actually.

I'm glad to hear from flowney that it still works in Lion.

Why wouldn't it? I dunno, the loss of Final Cut 7 support has made me a bit paranoid about Apple's benevolence where QuickTime is concerned.
post #24 of 27
They also released a Canon Printer Driver update that also fixed the 'pause for no reason - can't print multiple pages' in Snow Leopard. Firewire still doesn't work.

Snow Leopard is on it's way to being a decent release.
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Apple on Wednesday issued QuickTime 7.7 for Windows and Mac OS X Leopard, as well as a batch of driver updates for printers and scanners from Samsung, HP and Brother.


Does anybody really use quicktime for much anymore? I clicked on a video yesterday, and I was informed that I do not have quicktime installed. I watch many, many web videos every day, and I can't remember the last time I was so informed. In fact, I had forgotten that I uninstalled it last time I updated iTunes (I ripped out every bit of Apple software on my computer in an attempt to get iTunes to work properly).

Maybe Apple should just retire quicktime for good. It is such an unused format, it just sits around taking up hard drive space, and because it wants to load crap at boot, it also takes up RAM and makes the system boot slower. I never really knew that I was missing quicktime until yesterday.
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Does anybody really use quicktime for much anymore?

I have a suggestion for you. Read the comments that preceded yours.
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Does anybody really use quicktime for much anymore? I clicked on a video yesterday, and I was informed that I do not have quicktime installed. I watch many, many web videos every day, and I can't remember the last time I was so informed. In fact, I had forgotten that I uninstalled it last time I updated iTunes (I ripped out every bit of Apple software on my computer in an attempt to get iTunes to work properly).

Maybe Apple should just retire quicktime for good. It is such an unused format, it just sits around taking up hard drive space, and because it wants to load crap at boot, it also takes up RAM and makes the system boot slower. I never really knew that I was missing quicktime until yesterday.

You have absolutely no idea what QuickTime is.
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