Apple Releases QuickTime 7.2, iTunes 7.3.1

July 12, 2007 — Leave a comment

Apple has updated QuickTime and iTunes, resolving issues with the H.264 video codec and fixing bugs. The primary changes in QuickTime 7.2 are fixes for several potential security vulnerabilities related to playback of malformed movie files or visiting maliciously crafted Web sites. However, many people will probably notice one other long-overdue change: Movies can now be viewed full screen in QuickTime Player, a feature previously available only after purchasing a QuickTime Pro license. This update also adds two export formats: Movie to iPhone creates an .m4v video, while Export for iPhone (Cellular) creates a smaller .3gp video. QuickTime 7.2 also rolls in unspecified updates to the H.264 codec and other bug fixes. It’s available via Software Update or as stand-alone downloads for Mac (a 51.4 MB download) or Windows (a 19.3 MB download).

iTunes 7.3.1, according to Apple, “addresses a minor problem with iTunes 7.3 accessing the iTunes Library.” As such, the new version rebuilds your library, so it’s a good idea to make sure you have a recent backup before you update. iTunes 7.3.1 is available for Mac (a 33.8 MB download) or Windows (a 47.6 MB download).

[Cross-posted at TidBITS.]

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