QuickTime Player
QuickTime Player
7.6.6

3.5

QuickTime Player free download for Mac

QuickTime Player

7.6.6
04 August 2011

For Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard users only.

Overview

QuickTime Player 7 supports older media formats, such as QTVR, interactive QuickTime movies, and MIDI files. It also accepts QuickTime 7 Pro registration codes, which turn on QuickTime Pro functions. This version of QuickTime Player is unsupported and is provided for compatibility with legacy media workflows on macOS Sierra and earlier.

QuickTime Player 7 will not be compatible with future macOS releases.

Learn how to use the latest version of QuickTime Player (version 10) included with macOS here.

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Version 7.6.6:
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Chas-m
11 May 2010

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Younkint: In point of fact, there are more Intel Macs in service now than PPC machines by a wide margin. Many millions more, in fact. From 2001 to mid-2006, Apple sold about 18 million PPC Macs total (none of the figures I'm using include iPods or iPhones of any type -- just Macintosh computers). Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM is still running. I'm being *incredibly* generous on the numbers on your side of this equation, btw. (the totals above are sourced, btw, from Apple's own quarterly reports as compiled by Gartner.) So Apple has been selling all-Intel macs and nothing but intel-based Macs since mid-2006. From mid-2006 to mid-2010, Apple has sold at least 36M Intel based Macs, more than double the number of PPC Macs sold from 2001 to mid-2006. In fact, Apple has sold as many Intel-based Macs in four years as the total number of PPC Macs sold from 1996 to the end of the PPC era in mid-2006, a period of over 10 years. In short, your assertion that PPC Macs outnumber Intel-based Macs is simply laughable.
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Version 7.6.6
martinb2
13 November 2013
I can not understand why people rate this software so bad. Even if it is not supported for 64 bit applications, it is still working for 32 bit applications (i.e. on Mavericks). Together with the two QuickTime extensions Flip4Mac (WMV) and Perian (AVI, DivX, MKV and others) it can read / play all common video formats. Everybody know the videos which play video and audio un-synchronized - this will only happen if QuickTime is not used.
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Version 7.7
3 answer(s)
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
12 January 2014
It's just that open source software like VLC play back video much much better than Quicktime Player. Even .mov files.
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martinb2
martinb2
13 January 2014
Sorry, but you can not compare QuickTime with VLC. VLC is just (!) a player, whereas QuickTime is much more: 1.) Convert and edit videos (cut / copy / paste), create new videos, and much more. 2.) QT VR (panoramas) can still not be played by VLC. 3.) I would (not) like to dispute if VLC is really playing videos better than QT.
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Kzx72
Kzx72
08 March 2015
Here's one example: I shouldn't have to wait twenty minutes while quicktime "converts" a video in order to watch it first. VLC does it automatically or at least there's no wait time. It's just another example of a native built in app in OS X that under performs.
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An-onymous
22 August 2012
It looks as if this app is no longer being developed. A pity, for it was quite acceptable 4 years ago... Its most striking proof of neglect is the disrespect of Apple GUI code (eg the green dot in the window bar for enlarging the view does not even work). A stain on Apple's image.
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Version 7.7
1 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
07 August 2015
Not being maintained, but v7.6.6 is still functional on the latest OS.

I've been using v7.6.6 on 10.4.4 instead of Yosemite's Quicktime Player which rarely plays any video I try to open with it.

Stay away from v7.7 if you're using Yosemite (Mavericks too?) - it would seem to be an update to 7.6.6, but I've read where others couldn't use it and had to revert to 7.6.6.
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Thefinaleofseem
13 June 2012
I don't think Apple is ever going to fix the broken Software Update in Leopard. iTunes will get updated to the very latest version, but Quicktime? Nope. It'll remain at sub-7.5.5 levels, which means you have to manually run out and get it because iTunes WON'T WORK without it! What the heck Apple? This has been a problem for months! Anyone doing a clean install of Leopard could be in for a rather rude awakening, especially if they don't know enough to go hunting for QT 7.7.
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Version 7.7
stupidass
13 April 2012
Apple is a greedy company...they freaken charge you for using their QT Pro feature..i mean come on...it should be standard....after all the money i spend on their hardware products.The program suck really bad...everytime i try to play movie in other format..they ask me to install plug in which cost even more.... Anyways...VLC all the way...
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Version 7.7
1 answer(s)
R33c3
R33c3
23 April 2012
Perian is a free plug-in that works discretely in your system preference pane. It allows Quicktime to play formats which are currently unavailable to play. Keep me updated if you have any queries.
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vit120555
03 February 2012
--5!
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Version 7.7
sjk
23 November 2011
On a clean installed Lion system, I did something (that I can't recall) with a video file that triggered being prompted to install QuickTime Player 7 (similar to what happens with Java). Is that familiar to anyone and do you know what can cause it? Thanks.
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Version 7.7
1 answer(s)
-M-S-
-M-S-
17 February 2012
Helpful info from Apple: "A Mac OS X v10.6 and OS X Lion-compatible version of QuickTime Player 7 is available for use with older media or with AppleScript-based workflows. QuickTime Player 7 can be used to playback formats such as QTVR, interactive QuickTime Movies, and MIDI files. Also, it supports QuickTime 7 Pro registration codes for access to QuickTime Pro functionality."
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MacUpdate-Lon
04 November 2011
Sure am glad that I kept QuickTime Player 7.6.6 on my new MacBook Pro with equally new Apple external display. QTPlayer 7.6.6 lets me do what QT Player 10.1 will not: play movies on my secondary screen. Incredible blunder on the part of Apple devs to create a QT Player that will NOT play movies on a secondary screen. Gee, thanks guys!
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Version 7.7
1 answer(s)
Virtualruffy
Virtualruffy
25 January 2012
Everything about quicktime 10 sucks. Its appearance its functionality. I'm staying with v7 which works great.
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Rubaiyat
05 September 2011
I think I am not alone in wondering what I get for my money and what exactly the difference is between QuickTime Pro and QuickTime Player 10. I am on Snow Leopard and the principle 2 things I want to do is trim movies accurately and to capture tutorials form the web to view offline. It would be nice if I could also create tutorials, combining text and video but that is not the main reason for upgrading. QT Pro is not cheap and I really would like to know it it will work not just in SL but Lion in the future. Any advice?
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Version 7.7
1 answer(s)
Virtualruffy
Virtualruffy
25 January 2012
Some of what you want to do can be done in MPEG Streamclip -which is free- Cut & edit and convert movies. Also the only program I've seen that allows you to fix timecode errors. And it's FREE. Love it.
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nobody2011
04 August 2011
Info from the Apple website: QuickTime 7.7 improves security and is recommended for all Mac OS X Leopard users. System Requirements: Mac OS X v10.5 through v10.5.8
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Version 7.7
GeogProf
03 August 2011
The installer for OS 10.7 Lion no longer offers an optional QuickTime 7 installation. So I crossed my fingers and downloaded this, but the QT 7.7 installer wouldn't allow it to install in Lion, and the .mpkg installer won't even allow looking int3o it. Does anyone know another way to install a version of QT that will work in Lion — and where to find it?
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Version 7.7
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RoyPDX
RoyPDX
04 August 2011
I may be misinterpreting. Assuming you already have Quicktime 7 installed in 10.6x, does it no longer work when you upgrade to Lion?
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-M-S-
-M-S-
04 August 2011
My QT 7.6.6 installation that was installed under 10.6 still runs under 10.7, although I haven't used it since installing Lion since QuickTime X (under Lion) has all the features that were in QuickTime 7 Pro but not in QuickTime X under Snow Lion.
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Djrose
Djrose
04 August 2011
Ok, I upgraded from SL to Lion and Quicktime 7 was on my HD than and is still on my HD and works fine. I checked and the version is 7.7.1 (2246). It must have upgraded with the Lion install (I had no reason to check before). If that was the case, than this release is to bring SL users up-to-date. My two cents.
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RoyPDX
RoyPDX
04 August 2011
Except, apparently it's only for Leopard users, not Snow Leopard--how do SL users upgrade?
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Djrose
Djrose
04 August 2011
My bad. I checked Apple's website and for SL, QT 7.6.6 is the current version. QT 7.7 is only for Leo users. According to Jon Walker in the Apple Support Communities: "Since the changes are predicated on OS and not feature enrichment, the changes are issued as needed to improve performance and/or security concerns for the associated operating system." So, if you are using SL, than you are fine with QT 7.6.6. If you are using Leo, you should upgrade to QT 7.7. And for Lion, all I can say is that the version that is on my HD is QT 7.7.1. My two cents. :-)
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GeogProf
GeogProf
04 August 2011
I should have explained that I did a clean install of Lion (wiped the HD, then installed it) in order to obtain the system speed improvement that only a clean install can deliver. Even when there’s no OS update, I still back up and clean install the OS every 10 months or so because it defrags your HD (sort of) and nukes all the cruft accumulated from installing & uninstalling new apps, working with large video files, etc. Afterward, I usually startup from a different drive and open Disk Utility to fix my new Lion installation’s permissions and run Repair Disk, then I run DiskWarrior on it — all of which are now NECESSARY after installing Lion — especially DiskWarrior — because its installer does a worse job of optimizing and cleaning up than previous OS installers (don’t know why). Then I run CleanMyMac or some other such program to get rid of all the language files, the PPC component of 3rd party Universal Binary apps. etc. This time ‘round I got a substantially larger increase in speed compared to the 3 Snow Leopard clean re-installs I performed during its tenure on my machines, which IMHO verifies up Apple’s claim that Lion is an overall faster beast than previous cats, though that may simply be a function of switching to a more or less pure 64-bit system, but I doubt it. Anyway, clean installing Lion means you will trash everything from the previous OS — including QuickTime 7.6. So now I have to find and separately install it. Thanks for all your help and opinions!
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Jean-Loup
Jean-Loup
04 August 2011
GeogProf, did you try to install "QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X v10.6.3" ? => http://support.apple.com/kb/DL923
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-M-S-
-M-S-
04 August 2011
To clarify, there are two version #s associated with QuickTime... that for QuickTime Player (which under Lion for me is 7.6.6 (1710)) and that for QuickTime itself (which under Lion for me is 7.7.1 (2246)). Can anyone with 10.6.8 tell us what those versions # are for them (load QuickTime Player 7 and choose "About"). Also, any reason to really use QT7 under Lion anymore? I used it a lot under SL for the Pro features, but those are now in QuickTime X 10.1 under Lion.
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sjk
sjk
04 August 2011
On 10.6.8: QuickTime Player 7 Version 7.6.6 (1709) QuickTime™ Version 7.6.6 (1783) Copyright © 1989-2010, Apple Inc., All Rights Reserved.
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Albabe
Albabe
04 August 2011
Well, now I'm really confused. I'm on 10.6.8 and I have two versions. The last one has two names: Version 10.0 (128) Version 7.6.9 (1680.8) QuickTime™ Version 7.6.6 (1783)
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GeogProf
GeogProf
12 August 2011
Jean-Loup, no I didn't try to install "QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X v10.6.3" because everyone's great replies to this post got me to thinking that QT X in Lion may be more functional than I thought it was, so I checked it out more thoroughly and discovered that you're all right -- QT X now has everything QT 7.6.x had on Snow Leopard. My post, which kicked off this thread, was written when I thought QT X in Lion is still hobbled like it was in SL -- dopey me!
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