Now-a-days Mac comes installed with a version of Quicktime, which is Quicktime Player, also referred as Quicktime X.
If you want to upgrade to Quicktime Pro, you need to have Quicktime 7 (as you can notice that it is a lower version that Quicktime X).
If you try to download Quicktime 7 from Apple website and install the package, you’d get a message like “can’t be installed on this disk (or any disk) because Quicktime X is already present”. Many users get confused with this (including me). I even called Apple support line and the technical support guy told me that it should work !!! That was a bit of strange of Apple Support !
Anyway, it did not take much time to figure out what’s wrong. Here are the steps :
- Do not use the downloaded version of Quicktime 7. You will have to install the QuickTime Player 7 from the Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard install DVD or CD, which ever it is (I usually throw away the CDs and I felt lucky to still have the Mac CDs).
- Insert your Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Install DVD.
- Open the Optional Installs folder and double-click “Optional Installs.mpkg”.
- Select the QuickTime 7 option and click Continue.
- QuickTime Player 7 will be installed in your Utilities folder.
- Open Quicktime and register
Note: If you double-click any media that requires QuickTime Player 7 for playback and it is not already installed, you will be asked if you want to download it from Apple.