QuickTime has been the standard media player of the Mac operating system for many years. It has gone through various iterations over the past two decades, beginning with the release of Version 1 in 1991.
QuickTime X originally shipped with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Apple used to have two versions of the media player, a free, very basic version and a paid, more robust version. I’ll be honest – I’ve never used the Pro version of QuickTime, so my usage up until this release was just basic media playback.
Many of us have been standard (free) users forever. But we couldn’t justify the cost to purchase the “Pro” version, offering functionality that was done better by other applications. Things have changed with QuickTime X. The Pro version is gone, and some great new features have been added to the standard version that are available for everyone.
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