Fear not, Leopard users, Apple is still watching out for you. QuickTime 7.7 for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard closes quite a number of security holes. As is common, we have no sense of how worrying these vulnerabilities really are, but it’s probably worth updating if you use QuickTime in Leopard. And if you’re running Snow Leopard or Lion, move along, there’s nothing to see here. (Free, 68.85 MB)
Disable Caps Lock
If you find yourself pressing the Caps Lock key accidentally as much as I do, note that you can disable it entirely in Mac OS X. Open the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane, click the Modifier Keys button, and in the dialog that appears, select No Action from the Caps Lock pop-up menu. You could remap it to another modifier instead, but that might make using differently configured Macs more difficult.
QuickTime 7.7 (Leopard-only)
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I downloaded from the link you provided. When trying to install, when I got to "Destination" a got a 'block' saying that I need to use the software update.
Okay, so I launched QT 7.6.6 hit the software update and it said I was up-to-date.
Okay, so I App Zapped it. Tried the QT 7.7 installer still at square one.
I keep playing around, but if anyone has any suggestions...mucho appreciato :)
using Mac OS X 10.6.8
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ still downloads the old 7.6.9 dmg. File size matches my existing 7.6.9 file, so it's not just a graphics glitch.
Hopefully, Apple's on top of this.
Matt described it the best: "Apple, whose attitude towards backwards compatibility ranges from somewhat cavalier to downright heartless."