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QuickTime Pro: Making It All Happen 3 Both QuickTime versions enable you to view streaming content. This means that you can view data as it is downloaded to your Mac rather than having to wait for a file to download before you can see it. (QuickTime even manages the playback of streaming data so that it doesn't start playing until enough has downloaded to your Mac that you can watch the rest without interruption.) When you create QuickTime content, such as an iMovie project, you can use this feature to stream your own content from the Internet or from a local network. QuickTime is built into Mac OS X, and you can view QuickTime content to your heart's content. However, QuickTime Pro is an upgrade for which you have to pay an additional fee (about $30). When you pay this fee, you get a registration key that unlocks QuickTime Pro's tools. If you are at all serious about the digital lifestyle (which I assume you are since you are reading this book), you simply must go "pro." The ability to move data among the various file formats is essential to your digital lifestyle projects. And, with QuickTime Pro, you can convert just about any digital media format into just about any other digital media format. In addition, QuickTime Pro gives you the ability to edit content, save QuickTime movies from the Web, and so on. NOTE I must warn you here that much of the information you will get in this book, especially in Parts II and III assumes that you have upgraded to QuickTime Pro. If you haven't, many of the steps in this book won't work for you. While QuickTime is built into Mac OS X, you use the QuickTime Player application to view, edit, and save digital media content. Getting Set for QuickTime If you have used QuickTime at all, you were prompted to set your QuickTime Internet con- nection preference. This prompt occurs because you will frequently view QuickTime content