What do InqScribe's future updates mean for me?

On March 7, 2014, we announced that future versions of InqScribe will no longer use QuickTime (which Apple is no longer supporting), and instead will adopt AVFoundation in OSX and DirectShow or Media Foundation in Windows.

Since these newer media frameworks require more recent operating systems, we also announced that we will be modernizing InqScribe and updating its minimum technical requirements.

This applies to all versions of InqScribe later than 2.2.

This article is a place for us to log and respond to user questions regarding this shift. Note that we have not announced a date for these changes, but we’re announcing them now so that users who will be impacted by the system requirements change will have to time to explore their options for upgrading their system before the next version of InqScribe is released.

If you have specific questions about what these updates will mean for you, scan the list below and if you don't see an answer, contact us via the "Contact Support" link in the sidebar, or via our support page.

Stay tuned for more details…

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What version of OSX will I need to run future releases of InqScribe?
A: 10.7

Q: What version of Windows will I need to run future releases of InqScribe?
A: Windows 7

Q: If I'm happy with my current setup, do I need to update to future releases?
A: You do not have to update. You may continue using InqScribe 2.2 as long as your computer supports it.

Q: Will you continue to support InqScribe 2.2?
A: Yes, within reason. We're always available to answer your questions and help you get the most out of any version of InqScribe. We won't be able to support things like:
  • Bugs in older versions that we've since fixed in newer versions.
  • Known issues related to QuickTime that Apple has stopped fixing.
  • Feature parity— i.e., there will be things you can do in the new versions that you won't be able to do in older versions.
Q: Will I be able to use future versions of InqScribe to create subtitles?
A: Yes.

Q: Will newer versions of InqScribe be awesomer than ever?
A: Absolutely. 


  1. Which media formats can InqScribe play?
  2. How do I change InqScribe's Preferred Media Player setting?
  3. Why are some play controls (including Shortcuts and Snippets) disabled?
  4. What should I do if my file is incompatible with InqScribe?
  5. Can InqScribe recognize embedded timecodes?
  6. QuickTime X can play MPEG-2 media, why can't InqScribe?
  7. Why am I getting the message "Unknown timecode frame rate: 29970/1000"?
  8. Can I play RealPlayer files?
  9. Can I play Windows Media files (.wmv and .wma) in InqScribe?
  10. Can I use the space bar to start and stop video?
  11. Can InqScribe play video from a DVD?
  12. Can InqScribe play YouTube videos?
  13. How can I share media files via the web with other InqScribe users?
  14. How can I use Flash (.flv) movies with InqScribe?
  15. I can hear my audio but no video is playing. Why?
  16. I have a file with a timecode in one channel and audio in the other (LTC). Can InqScribe detect the timecode?
  17. Why are there red flashes in my video?
  18. Where can I download QuickTime for free?
  19. Why do I keep getting a "Cannot find media file" error?
  20. Why doesn't my timecode match the movie?
  21. Why is InqScribe freezing or skipping when I play video or audio?
  22. Why is InqScribe not recognizing the full length of my media file?
  23. How can I convert my .wmv to .mov?
  24. Windows Media Player or QuickTime will play my media, but InqScribe won't. Why?
  25. What do InqScribe's future updates mean for me?
  26. How do I convert my mp3 file to a WAV file?
  27. Will InqScribe play .MTS files?
  28. Will InqScribe play .MPEG-2 files on Windows?
  29. What is a codec? What is a container? Why is my media incompatible?

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