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How to downgrade to QuickTime Pro 6 Install
The QuickTime 7 upgrade wipes out your Quicktime 6 Pro without notice or permission. Here's how Apple customer service told me to get it back:

Previous versions of QuickTime, including a reinstaller for QuickTime 6, are available from Apple's QuickTime support page.

[robg adds: This reinstaller only works in 10.3.9; 10.4 requires QuickTime 7.]
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How to downgrade to QuickTime Pro 6
Authored by: pxlated on Jun 09, '05 09:59:51AM

I just drug a copy of Quicktime-6 to the applications folder from my backup and all the pro features were intact. If I don't need the pro features I use Quicktime-7, if I do, I launch Quicktime-6.
If you have a backup, no need for a reinstall...at least for me...I have the best of both worlds.



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How to downgrade to QuickTime Pro 6
Authored by: wiredinvegas on Jun 09, '05 04:09:27PM

Thanks, dragging my backed up copy of Quicktime 6.5.2 Pro to the applications folder running 10.3.9 works great! I appended 6.5.2 to the QuickTime app name before dragging it to my regular drive.



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How to downgrade to QuickTime Pro 6
Authored by: gid79 on Jun 10, '05 04:35:58PM

Managed to install quicktime 6 from the download on the support page.
had to use Pacifist to extact the .app bundle from the package.

Seems work just fine with the all pro features enabled :-)



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How to downgrade to QuickTime Pro 6
Authored by: jspivack on Jun 09, '05 10:03:44AM
That link didn't work for me, but this one did.

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How to downgrade to QuickTime Pro 6
Authored by: jspivack on Jun 09, '05 10:05:28AM
how very strange...try this one

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How to downgrade to QuickTime Pro 6
Authored by: greglynn on Jul 04, '05 03:40:50PM

Apple moved the installer for QT6, I ahve not found it yet. their description about how the key changed from 6 to 7 is here:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301521

I think Apple should offer a discounted upgrade path for those of us who bought Pro for 6, rather than shell out a full 30 for a new key to get same function in 7.

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veteran of Claris, Apple, Netscape and i-drive



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How to downgrade to QuickTime Pro 6
Authored by: mikeycav on Jun 09, '05 10:06:56AM

Ummm....
When I upgraded my QT 7 Pro on 10.4 to QT 7.0.1, I DID receive an explict warning I would need to purchase a new key and that my old key was now bunk. It asked my permission and warned me before I executed the upgrade.



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How to downgrade to QuickTime Pro 6
Authored by: okto on Jun 11, '05 12:02:01AM

Find a recent SerialBox and grab the QT Pro key from there. That's how mine is Pro authorized—albeit illicitly, but since you purchased a Pro key in the first place, there would be nothing at all wrong with you grabbing it from there.



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"...since you purchased a Pro key in the first place...
Authored by: djeffery on Jun 11, '05 01:04:17PM

...there would be nothing at all wrong with you grabbing it from there"

Huh? You *are* kidding, right? I guess this is where my mileage varies -- I purchased a QT6 Pro license around a year ago, and I wish I had a QT7 Pro license now, but I'm not going to steal one.



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Ummm, I was NOT warned.
Authored by: romzburg on Jun 09, '05 10:35:47AM

I lost all Pro functionality, and had to buy a new key.

The above poster is the only one I've heard of who was warned.

Odd.

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NOT Warned here either...
Authored by: brycesutherland on Jun 09, '05 12:00:44PM

...when I did the initial upgrade to 10.4. However, I WAS warned when I Software Updated to QT 7.0.1 (though it was in tiny print and you had to select QT 7.0.1 in the list to see the warning). Fortunately I saw the hint about keeping your QT 6 app somewhere, so I've still got Pro functionality available.



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Ummm, I was warned.
Authored by: dancingram on Jun 15, '05 12:16:14AM

I also recieved several warnings before installing QT 7.0
(I hate to put a "me too" post but I just wanted to add some weight to the fact that there were warnings.)



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Ummm, I was warned.
Authored by: Anonymous on Jun 15, '05 10:22:24AM

You are not alone. I was warned in the same fashion using Software Update.app. And not just warned once, actually, I believe it was three times.

(D'oh! Just happened to become another me too-poster)...

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How to downgrade to QuickTime Pro 6
Authored by: Lankhmart on Jun 09, '05 01:10:35PM

When I installed QuickTime 7.0 in 10.3.9 the installer gave THREE explicit warnings that my version 6 pro key would not be valid. First the readme file (which the installer itself displays) clearly stated that QT 7 requires a new pro key; next a dialog box appeared indicating that my current pro key would be invalidated if I continued, which I had to acknowledge with an "OK"; finally, just before the real installation began, there was an "are you sure?" message that I had to answer yes to before my QT 6 pro installation was replaced. From my perspective, not only was there warning given and permission asked, the point was absolutely driven into the ground.

As for Tiger and 7.0.1, I cannot say as I had already purchased a QT 7 pro license by the time I moved to 10.4.



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How to downgrade to QuickTime Pro 6
Authored by: gfisch on Jun 10, '05 04:16:52AM

I have upgraded to QT Pro 7 (on Tiger) but encounter a complete crash of QuickTime when I use a certain codec.

I have a licence of Sorenson Video Pro 3
http://sorensonmedia.com/solutions/prod/sv3_win.php
Now - when I select the "Watermark" tab in "Options" QuickTime CRASHES repeatedly. This happens on my G5 2x2 and on my PB 12. I reported this to Apple and to Sorenson but no feedback at all.

This is pretty annoying because it means I have to start-up from my Tiger backup to encode videos with watermarks (what I always do).

This might be an esotheric problem that does not interest many but I must say the Sorenson support really sucks! They did not reply to any of my three bug reports at all.

Any ideas or tips. Who is to contact to get this fixed? It might be a Sorenson codec problem or a QuickTime flaw.

gfisch



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How to downgrade to QuickTime Pro 6
Authored by: greglynn on Jul 04, '05 03:36:55PM

You may have been warned during your install, but during my upgrade from Panther to Tiger, there were no such active warnings displayed about nuking my QTime 6 Pro key.

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How to downgrade to QuickTime Pro 6
Authored by: alblue on Jun 10, '05 06:06:14PM

I kept the QuicktimePlayer.app from my 10.3.9 install in a different folder, and when I upgraded to 10.4, I could run the old 6.5.2 player with Pro functionality, at least with 10.4 and then upgrading to 10.4.1 -- so the app still works.

If you're already on 10.4, and need to get hold of the app, you should be able to extract it from the QuickTime installer manually using a tool such as Pacifist, or extract it yourself from the installer archive.



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How to downgrade to QuickTime Pro 6
Authored by: noodlehead on Jan 03, '06 04:02:41PM

This is helpful. However, I am not yet ready to move to Tiger. I am in OS 10.3.9. I have QT 6.5.2 Pro. I am about to move up to QT 7 but I want to keep 6 available as well. All on one machine - still in OS 10.3.9.
Any how to install tips? Thanks.



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