Quicktime 6 is Out!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vitruvius, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. vitruvius macrumors regular

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  2. Tiauguinho macrumors 6502a

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    Downloading mine now!!!!!! It's 19.2MB!

    Oh man!!! This is Sweet!!!!!
     
  3. Tiauguinho macrumors 6502a

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    Guys!!! One more thing... Look at the Upgrade Now button for Quicktime Pro... It's like the ones in Jaguar!!!!
     
  4. drastik macrumors 6502a

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    darn, beat me to it, I was just gonna post this. Awsome, I hope my pro key works. This is wierd, new software right before the Expo? They must be doing something big, or they would have saved this one till wendsday.:D
     
  5. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    exactly what i was thinking.... posted in general mac section.

    figure they may want to show off the streaming features with the keynote too... ie, for those watching the keynote streaming
     
  6. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    It's still the public preview! Why do people make such a big deal out of nothing ?

    I thought it was something worth getting excited about, beta versions of quicktime don't get near my hard drive, I've had to re install QT5 twice to get rid of 6 from the first public preview version, I'm still having errors with IE crashing once a movie file loads fully, I even deleted all the quicktime browser plug-ins before I installed QT5 again. It's not worth touching till it's finished.

    Of course if going to the quicktime page and clicking on the big "QUICKTIME 6 PUBLIC PREVIEW" picture isn't the way to download it and there's a full version installer somewhere on the apple site, any chance of putting up a link to the download page ?

    DOH!

    It's here I couldn't find a link to it on the quicktime page earlier.
     
  7. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    go to apple.com

    it's the headline.

    you can click from there to get to the download page....

    thanks for the rant though
     
  8. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    wow. i just took a 38 second piece of dv.... and encoded it at mp4... with all the settings at the preset, except i kept the size at 720x480...

    the original file was 137.6 megs

    the mp4....... 1.8 megs!

    it looks/sounds pretty dang good. i'd assume with a smaller window size and slightly more tweaked settings, one could really really compact some good size movies into small files.... this is promising.
     
  9. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    I'm back from Colorado, and I think I'll start posting here :)

    Another version to pay for... But hey, we're getting MPEG 4, and I'm sure that that wasn't cheap for Apple...

    I wonder how the MPEG-LA licensing thing worked out...
     
  10. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    with compression that good, I wonder what it could do for Final Cut Pro users
     
  11. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    yeah, it will really help me as i get edits approved by the guy i'm editing for.... he is in LA and i'm in PA... so it should make it easier to see what he thinks

    i knocked the video and audio sliders (data rate) almost all the way down, and changed some of the streaming settings. kept it at full size.... and the same clip is now down to 408 k....

    promising indeed.
     
  12. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    I am quite sure that Apple has released it to try an steal back some of the thunder that Microsoft has tried to steal, I would not be supprised if tomorrow (if M$ release something else) Apple might release another minor update. (I am not called QT6 a minor update)

    Ensign
     
  13. menoinjun macrumors 6502a

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    So do QT 5 Pro keys work in QT 6? Or do I have to buy it again?

    -Pete
     
  14. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    From the documentation it looks like you'll have to buy a new one. MPEG4 wasn't cheap for Apple and the codecs you bought in the previous version aren't the same.

    It's worth it.
     
  15. eric_n_dfw macrumors 65816

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    New iTunes coming?

    So, does iTunes automagically recognize it and play/rip AAC MPEG 4 audio? If not, how long do you all thing 'till a new version of iTunes that does comes out?
     
  16. ThlayliTheFierce macrumors regular

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    reason it's out early

    Here's why they release QT6 today: they're going to stream the keynote in MPEG-4 to show what QT6 can do! No more small picture with unclear audio!
     
  17. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    I've basically installed it but I need to restart which I can't do until my computer finishes compiling all these updates from fink which will take a loong time...
     
  18. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Heh heh, another Texan tourist ;)

    I'm hoping that the keynote is QT6, I think it will work with 6 and 5 though. I predict seperate streams for 6 and 5. There would be a lot of people logging on wednesday morning who find they are unable to view the keynote if it's 6 only.
     

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