Installing QuickTime Player 7

If you work with older media types or have a legacy media workflow, then you can install the QuickTime Player 7 application on Mac OS X Snow Leopard and later.


OS X includes QuickTime Player (version 10.x) which handles most media playback needs. Only Install QuickTime Player 7 if you work with older media types, have legacy workflows that are not supported by the newer QuickTime Player application, or need to use your QuickTime 7 Pro registration key.

QuickTime Player 7 version 7.6.6 works with the following OS X releases:

  • Snow Leopard
  • Lion
  • Mountain Lion
  • Mavericks

Installing QuickTime Player 7

Choose your OS X version from the list below for information on how to install QuickTime Player 7.

Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks

  1. Download QuickTime Player 7 from here.
  2. Double-click "QuickTimePlayer7.6.6_SnowLeopard".
    Note: This download is compatible with Mac OS X v10.6 or later.

QuickTime Player 7 will be installed in your Utilities folder.

Snow Leopard

  1. Insert your Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard Install DVD.
  2. Open the Optional Installs folder.
  3. Double-click "Optional Installs.mpkg".
  4. Select the QuickTime 7 option.
  5. Click Continue.

QuickTime Player 7 will be installed in your Utilities folder.

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Information for QuickTime 7 Pro users

The newer QuickTime Player application included with OS X provides many of the features of QuickTime 7 Pro. For example, you can make audio and video recordings, trim clips, and convert media to H.264 for your iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV. If you still require QuickTime 7 Pro follow these instructions to enter your QuickTime 7 Pro registration key in QuickTime Player 7.

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