QuickTime: About QuickTime 6.3

QuickTime 6.3 includes new features and enhancements.
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This software updates QuickTime 6.0 through 6.2 to QuickTime 6.3.

System Requirements

To use QuickTime 6.3, your computer should meet these system requirements.

  • Macintosh computer with 400 MHz PowerPC G3 or faster
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5
  • Mac OS X 10.2.3 or later
  • A minimum of 128 MB of memory (RAM)

  • Intel Pentium or compatible microprocessor
  • Windows 98
  • Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • A minimum of 128 MB of memory (RAM)

How to update

Automated Software Update Installation (Mac OS X)
    1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences.
    2. Choose View > QuickTime.
    3. Click the Update tab.
    4. Click Update Now.

Note: QuickTime 6.3 is also available as an update in the Software Update pane of System Preferences. It will not appear in Software Update for computers with Mac OS X 10.2, 10.2.1, or 10.2.2. Use the steps above instead.

Automated Software Update Installation (Windows)
    1. Open the QuickTime folder.
    2. Open the QuickTime Updater application program. It automatically checks the server, then downloads and installs the update.

Alternatively, open the QuickTime Player application, and choose Help > "Check for QuickTime Updates". Make sure you have an active Internet connection before you check for updates.

Standalone Installer
Standalone installers for Mac OS X and Windows are available from the QuickTime download website (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/).

About QuickTime 6.3

QuickTime is Apple's award-winning, industry-leading software architecture for creating, playing, and streaming digital media for Mac OS and Windows.

Enhancements in QuickTime 6.3
  • Support for 3GPP, the new standard for multimedia on wireless devices, including:
  • Playback of .amr and .sdv files (available via the 3GPP Component, a free download at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/).
  • Automatic detection of streaming transport.
  • Improved MPEG video playback in Keynote.
  • Significant improvements to DV audio and video synchronization.
  • Import and playback of Kodak DCS Photo Desk JPEG files.

QuickTime Pro users also get access to an enhanced AAC encoder.

Enhancements in previous versions of QuickTime 6
  • Foundation support for iTunes 4
  • Enhanced AAC audio codec (QuickTime Pro only)
  • Enhanced MPEG-4 video codec.
  • Full screen mode enhancements, including keyboard shortcuts and performance improvements
  • Significant improvements to DV codec performance
  • MPEG-4 ISO compliant file creation
  • Instant-On streaming
  • Macromedia Flash 5
  • Enhanced QuickTime Player interface
  • QuickTime Picks, bringing you the best, up-to-date content

For more information, see the QuickTime website at (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/). The QuickTime website also provides many links to cool QuickTime content and to other Internet sites that showcase QuickTime.
Published Date: Feb 18, 2012