QuickTime Player

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by OSUbuckeyefan, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Is Apple's Quicktime Player included in the Windows operating system?

    Thanks!
     
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    superbovine

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    no
     
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    MacFan26

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    Stike

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    While you are at it, why don´t you download iTunes instead :D
    Quicktime is included in the download, and you get a great MP3-Player and Jukebox for free ;)
     
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    IJ Reilly

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    In theory at least, since the antitrust case settlement, an OEM could elect to pre-install Quicktime on their boxes. But I'm not sure if any do.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, I actually already am a proud Macintosh computer owner, so I have QuickTime :p

    Reason I asked that question is because I am in the process of developing some video content for the web. I was just worried about alienating the Windows users if I produce in the QuickTime format.
     
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    stoid

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    From my experience on the web, it seems like QuickTime is about as widely used os WMP. I you want to go platform independent, go for a Flash encoded video. You can also add a great deal of interactivity which could be a huge plus depending upon your design.
     
  8. macrumors G4

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    It is common for Windows users to have QuickTime installed. I would go with QuickTime .mov or .mpeg files. Both are considered standards. It is important that each of us insist that standards be used on the Internet. To shrink from this responsibility is to surrender to Microsoft.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    Well, HP does, of course
    :)
     
  10. thread starter macrumors regular

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    .mpeg or .mov?

    I'm curious - what is the differenc between encoding as .mov or .mpeg? It seems both use the QuickTime player. Is there an advantage of one or the other?

    Thank you all for your responses and suggestions!
     

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