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QuickTime 7 Pro to require paid upgrade, new Tiger builds seeded

QuickTime 7.0 Pro will Require Paid Upgrade

Along with Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" Apple will ship a major update to its QuickTime digital media software, labeled QuickTime 7.0.

Sources close to the development team say the 7.0 release will require "Pro" users to purchase a new license for the software, expected to cost $30. All license keys for versions of QuickTime 6 will be disabled in the new version, sources explained.

As previously reported, QuickTime 7 will also make it so previously free features—such as opening a new player window—require users to purchase a "Pro" license.

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger build 8A393

In related news, Apple today seeded Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger build 8A393. The build comes just one week after the company provided developers with build 8A385.

Weighing in at just shy of 2279MB, the latest seed addresses several of the known issues pertaining to the previous build, including bugs associated with the Dock, iDisk synching, and Finder window titles.

However, sources said the new build has introduced a couple of new glitches, such as Spotlight's search menu malfunctioning and abnormalities with the 23-inch Cinema Display.

Apple Remote Desktop 2.2 Build 7C10

Earlier this week Apple seeded Apple Remote Desktop 2.2 Build 7C10, which will deliver "enhanced functionality and improved reliability."