QuickTime component but which one ?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by THRESHE, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi everybody!
    I'm pleased to join your community and I hope that I'll be able to help others.

    Recently I had a task to port a DRM codec from Windows to Mac OS X. This codec isn't a complicated one it just decrypts a file using a key and XOR function. I've started reading QuickTime docs and I've found out that I should create a component. But there are so many types that I don't know which one I should pick for my purpose :confused: Should it be a "Data Handler component" or a "Media Handler component" or some mysterious "Channel component"(I didn't find any docs about it...) ?

    Please give me some advice ;)
     
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    wrldwzrd89

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    #2
    After looking through the QuickTime docs for developers, it looks like a media handler component is what you need. According to the documentation:

    Link
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The problem is that my codec should decrypt data and send it to another codec (for instance H.264) which will handle the data and display video.
     
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    kainjow

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    #4
    I'd suggest posting your question on the QuickTime API mailing list. Whenever I have a tough question I usually go to the mailing lists.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot for your reply. It took me about 5 minutes on this mailing list to find a link to this document which shows the way to resolve my problem. So it can be either Data Handler component or Media Handler component. It's odd though that i didn't google it before...
    Anyway thanks for your advice again ;)
     

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