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Dec 3, 2006, 09:21 AM
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captoats85
Dec 3, 2006, 01:15 PM
I've never liked QuickTime, be it on Windows or Mac. Just don't like the feel of the app.

spicyapple
Dec 3, 2006, 01:33 PM
QuickTime, the architecture is the best thing to happen to the Mac. It powers everything from video editing to audio production. Professionals love Quicktime. You're referring to the Quicktime Player, and yes, it does sort of suck. The Quicktime 4 Player interface is perhaps the worst UI ever to come out of Cupertino. Otherwise, with the Pro upgrade, it's one of my favourite apps. :)

luv ya bunches! xoxoxo

mduser63
Dec 3, 2006, 03:16 PM
QuickTime on the Mac is fine. It's fast, stable, useful, etc. On Windows I never liked it...
I had a Mac with System 6 in 1991 (still have it), but I don't remember ever having QuickTime on it.

xsedrinam
Dec 3, 2006, 07:37 PM
Now at 7.1.3, I started with the Pro upgrades back at 5.x. and use it a lot with the Player Scripts. I like it.

Lixivial
Dec 3, 2006, 08:42 PM
QuickTime, the architecture is the best thing to happen to the Mac. It powers everything from video editing to audio production.

It's certainly been a force, especially given the legacy of Quicktime Player for Windows. While I'd argue that it's a pile of trash on Windows, the Carbon APIs did spawn from it. :) But, yes, let's never mention Quicktime 4 Player (http://homepage.mac.com/bradster/iarchitect/qtime.htm). The volume wheel alone was enough to banish it from any person's mind, plus it's the version that gave us this horrid legacy of brushed metal.

I don't know if it's the best thing to happen to the Macintosh, but it did carry Apple through some troubled times. It's certainly one of the last "old Apple" technologies that remains. I will say that 2.5, and 7 are the best iterations of it. I love the live resizing, and I remember QTVR. :)

solvs
Dec 4, 2006, 07:25 AM
I like it on Macs. Tolerate it on Windows. Plays fine, and the pro version is a good quick and dirty editor for clipping AVI files. Just a little slow on the older PCs. I prefer it as a plugin though for playing files on the net. Real sucks, and scrubbing is difficult if not impossible with WMP most of the time. Flash is alright, but for things like movie trailers, I love QT.

I actually kinda wish Flip4Mac made a Windows version.

psychofreak
Dec 4, 2006, 08:01 AM
I actually kinda wish Flip4Mac made a Windows version.

I'm pretty sure that Microsoft funds them, so if thats the case, it ain't gonna happen.

Bob Knob
Dec 4, 2006, 11:48 AM
I have a few original QT1 clips/files that play just fine in the current version of QT... the same cannot be said about any "media player" put out by Microsoft.