There are new royalties to pay to the MPAA because the MPEG-4 format has new (read:greedier) licensing terms. So you'll have to pay again to get QT6 Pro (the whole $30.00 still...)
I can't wait to see how much MS's Corona (Windows Media 9) will suck compared to this! The current version of WMP has a pretty lousy format and even worse interface.
I just wonder exactly how Apple fixed the licensing terms with the MPAA, because QT6 has been finished since January if I recall correctly but they couldn't release it because of licensing.
but apparently the MPAA has been difficult about the licensing terms, and QT6 is a pretty big upgrade with full MPEG-4 support. The upgrade from QT4 to 5 was not as significant as this one.
I don' t really know how QT's licensing works, but it would be nice if Apple could change the distribution of QT:
They should still let you get the free version of QT Player that decodes everything, but change the Pro version distribution so if you want to encode video, you only have to buy the codecs you actually are going to use.
Plus, if they made QT modular like this, you would only have to buy a new codec license everytime the codec was updated, not every time Apple updates QT. Sure, Apple would want some money for developing a new version of QT, but since it is basically a front end for codecs like MPEG-2/QT/Sorenson whose licenses don't need to be renewed past the first payment (I think) then why not save some cash and only register for the new codecs? (i.e. not have lots of extra unnecessary licenses for MPEG-2 from each QT- upgrade?)
Case in point: QT6 currently supports Flash 5, not 6 - the newest version. If Apple made QT6 more modular, then we could just download a Flash upgrade instead of wait for QT7 (which will probably support Flash 6 the moment Flash 7 comes out
Actually, I guess that's a bad example because no one uses QT to author Flash - but you get the point. ;P
Somehow I am surprised that QT6 was released for OS X.1 instead of being Jaguar exclusive? Thanks Apple for not making us wait any longer!
Hmm, I just installed QT6 and the icon didn't change to the new one (look in the package contents and open the icon image pic and you'll see the new icon) and my key is still working and my divx works. Where is my new quicktime that i just installed?? -Ry
DivX support, if QT6 is properly installed, is nowhere to be found ;( Only if you do a few extra steps and then again KABOOM ;(
QT6 may work with older Pro5 keys but it will NOT support the Pro6 functions like MP4 authoring, internet movie downloading, etc.
However, after converting a WAV into MP4 even at 96kbps ratio the quality was above MP3's 160kbps and the file size was a LOT smaller... And the sound was coming from my 5.1 system and NOT some simple stereo speakers
devonferns : no, it isn't microsoft, it is just deeply included into mac OS X ...
Last time, a friend deleted quick time files (to revert manualy to QT 5 after installing QT6 beta), the computer was unable to display a window.
He had to reinstall the OS .....
the difference with windows is that in windows, any program that modify the register (that's a lot) need to restart the computer ...