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Archived - QuickTime 6: About QuickTime Pro Keys

This document discusses QuickTime 6 Pro keys.
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What is QuickTime Pro?
QuickTime Pro is an upgrade to QuickTime that unlocks editing and creation features that enable you to:
  • Create slide shows with images from a digital camera
  • Build Media Skins to display your media files in a custom environment
  • Encode and transcode media in dozens of formats, including MPEG-4
  • Edit using simple cut, copy, and paste functions
  • And much more

To get the most out of QuickTime Pro, take a look at the helpful books and CD-ROMs about QuickTime on the QuickTime Tools & Tips page.

Can I automate workflows?
On a Macintosh, you can use AppleScript and QuickTime Pro to automate most any workflow, from the simple to the complex. Visit the Apple Script website for hundreds of QuickTime-compatible scripts.

Will my QuickTime 4 or 5 Pro key work with QuickTime 6?
Because QuickTime 6 includes royalty-bearing technologies, a new QuickTime Pro key is required to unlock Pro functionality in QuickTime 6. If your key no longer works, visit the Apple Store to purchase a new one.

I want to use my QuickTime 4 or 5 Pro key, but I've installed QuickTime 6. What do I do?
You'll need to run an earlier version of QuickTime, which are available from the Apple Support website.

Will a QuickTime Pro key for Windows work on a Mac, and vice versa?
No. QuickTime Pro keys are platform-specific. Windows keys will work on all supported Windows platforms. Macintosh keys will work on all supported Mac operating systems, including Mac OS X.

How do I enter my registration key?
Keys are entered in the QuickTime Registration panel, either in the QuickTime control panel (Mac OS 8.6, 9, and Windows) or QuickTime Preferences (Mac OS X). For detailed instructions, visit the QuickTime key install help site.

I've lost my QuickTime Pro key. What should I do?
If you bought your QuickTime Pro key in the Apple Store, visit the Apple Store again and log in using your account. Visit the Software Purchases area to retrieve your key. If you did not buy it in the Apple Store or you don't see your key when you log in to the Apple Store, call your local store's telephone number.

I have my key but have lost the program. How can I get it again?
Simply download QuickTime for free from the QuickTime Download page. During the installation process you will be prompted to enter your username and key, which will unlock QuickTime Pro.

Related documents

301521 "Quicktime Pro versions 6 and 7 FAQ"
58453 "QuickTime Pro Key: Retrieving a lost key"
25227 "QuickTime Pro for Windows: How to Enter the Registration Key"
93858 "Upgrading to QuickTime Pro"
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