Archived - QuickTime: Differences Between QuickTime and QuickTime Pro
The basic version of QuickTime provides a play-only environment for QuickTime media. QuickTime Pro adds editing capabilities and more, as shown in the table below.
|Play over 30 audio and video file formats in the best possible quality|
|View still images|
|View streaming media|
|Control treble, bass, and balance|
|Create, edit, save, and export movies, images, and audio|
|Apply special effects to files|
|Compress video and audio with the latest codecs|
|Create slide shows with music|
|Copy and paste popular Internet media formats|
|Convert pictures between multiple formats|
|Play back full-screen video|
|Resize and trim movies|
|Create and hint movies for streaming|
|Edit MIDI instruments and synthesizers|
|Save movies downloaded from the Web|
|Add copyright information to your movies|
|Automate workflow with AppleScript|
|Create designer media skins|
|Export to DV camera format|
|Time code and scrub bar access for editing|
If a third-party application program uses QuickTime, its functionality is not necessarily limited to that of basic QuickTime. Nonetheless, a reminder that the basic (free) version of QuickTime is in use is displayed periodically.
Upgrading to QuickTime Pro
For information on upgrading to QuickTime Pro, visit the QuickTime site at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/buy/ .
For information on determining which type and version of QuickTime is installed on your computer, see technical document 25220: "QuickTime: How to Determine Which Edition and Version Is Installed."