Quicktime 6, and MPEG-4 Licensing

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by arn, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Apple official released Quicktime 6 today... And according to CNet, new licensing terms have been arranged:

    Under the new terms, owners of Web site content can license the latest video and audio compression format for 25 cents per subscriber or 2 cents per hour, subject to a $1 million annual cap. Also, MPEG LA set a minimum threshold so that content owners with fewer than 50,000 subscribers aren't subject to royalties. The fees are applicable to Web site operators that benefit commercially from use of the technology, through either paid advertisements, pay-per-view services or subscriptions.

    Previous terms had no annual cap.
  2. gandalf55 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2001
    i just got my pro key

    and i'm ready to rock. AAC is super sweet and mp4 is nice. can't wait for vid and audio apps to support mpg4. imaging AAC and Flash? wow... but that won't happen for a while i guess.
  3. boobers macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2002

    still having trouble with broadcaster i made the spd file and sent it to a friend..they opened it up and get this component is missing crap..anybody have any ideas?
  4. gandalf55 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2001
    post up a zip of the file and i'll give it a go
  5. boobers macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2002
    well the thing is to do..

    a manual unicast you must have the other person's ip..i managed to get it to work on with a friend on her XP box but not with a friend on her dual gig X machine..go figure
  6. theranch macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2002
    Atlantic City area
    Re: broadcaster

    Worked for us...real nice even though there was a slight delay the quality was good!
  7. me hate windows macrumors 6502

    me hate windows

    Jan 18, 2002
    quicktime pro

    Please excuse my ignorance on this subject. I couldnt find any information on it at the apple site.

    I have Quicktime 5 Pro. If I upgraded to quicktime 6, would it be the pro version? or do I have to pay for it again? I dont want to download 6 and have it delete Q5Pro. Anyone know about this
  8. cmoney macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2002
    compatibility issues?

    just wondering if anyone's had compatibility problems yet with apps like final cut pro, imovie, VLC (i use it for VCD), or the DiVX 5 alpha 2.
  9. kothrush macrumors member


    Jul 15, 2002
    5.0 Pro

    You Do Not get updates to QT 6 pro if you update from 5.0 Pro. You will need to buy the Pro version of QT 6 after updating. I did not know that and so I dont have Pro version now. Does anyone know how do I get my QT 5 back? Can I have QT 5 and 6 at the same time?? :(
  10. Deltan macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2002
    Re: compatibility issues?

    VLC is broke, in fact VLC has a notice on their downloads page about it, they blame Apple.

    DivX 5 alpha 2 works beautfiully it's much much smoother than QT 5 and the quality is amazing. Unfortunately there's some "bug" in QT 6 that applies to mp3 audio in divx files. At least that's what divx.com claims in their readme for the mac plug-in. As a result you have to run all your files through their validator before they can be played by Quicktime. I find this ridiculous, that was the one fix that I hoped Apple would make to QT 6 and never did

  11. billiam0878 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2002
    Winter Park, FL
  12. Choppaface macrumors 65816

    Jan 22, 2002
    mpeg4= video

    aac= audio

    and doesn't aac have that digital rights management stuff in it?
  13. groovebuster macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd rock from the sun...
    What the f....?

    Great! :mad: Of course you can only download the US-English version, for all the other versions it say "Internal Server Error"!

    If they don't have it so far, they shouldn't offer it on the page and give a date when it will be available!

    Stuff like that starts to be typical for Apple! :(

  14. j763 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2001
    Champaign, IL, USA
  15. iapple macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2001
    Can someone please tell me if..

    Can someone using QT 6 tell me whether it works with iMovie2? It didn't work (well, it crashed when I launched it..) with the preview version.

    I'd really appreciate it. Thanx.
  16. britboy macrumors 68030


    Nov 4, 2001
    Kent, UK
    Re: Can someone please tell me if..

    From the horses mouth:
    Will my QuickTime-based application support MPEG-4?
    Any application that properly uses the Export component of QuickTime can create MPEG-4 files.

    On another matter: is mpeg-2 supported yet? When the qt6 public preview was released, the apple web site said that mpeg-2 support would be incorporated into the final version. From what i've read on the qt pages at apple, that hasn't happened yet. Have i just missed it, or did apple not quite deliver?
  17. drastik macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2002
    Re: compatibility issues?

    No problem in FCP, plus, even though I have also lost my 5 Pro, I can export in all formats from FCP, which is cool, if a little bit of a heavey handed way to convert stuff:D
  18. hvfsl macrumors 68000


    Jul 9, 2001
    London, UK
    QT6 MPEG4 is rubbish. It will not play well on my PowerBook G4 550. My 600MHz AMD duron PC runs it better. I have the faster Mac out of everyone I know, so how is anyone else going to play MPEG4. If Apple does not solve this problem I will have to think about getting a PC laptop (to do video presentations).
  19. gopher macrumors 65816

    Mar 31, 2002
    Maryland, USA
    Re: quicktime pro


    "QuickTime 6 will replace older versions of QuickTime. A QuickTime 6 Pro key is required to unlock Pro functionality in QuickTime 6. If you wish to use a QuickTime 4 or 5 Pro key, you need to run an older version of QuickTime. Prior versions of QuickTime are available in our Technical Support area."

    Can it be any more ambiguous? I think not.

    I got there from the "Read Note to Quicktime Pro users" on the http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
  20. iH8Quark macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2002
    Big Shoulders
    I'm kinda afraid to install it. If I don't like it, can I re-install QT 5? Anybody know?
  21. Sublime macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2002

    QT6 breaks VLC? I thought VLC was stand alone...

    Apple is being stupid about Divx.
  22. pgwalsh macrumors 68000


    Jun 21, 2002
    New Zealand
    Re: VLC

    I Don't follow?
  23. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2001
    i'm having problems exporting a 75 meg music video to MP4. It exports the video but I get no audio at all. I looked in the options menu for the original, it tells me there's no audio...when I can hear my audio playing. Anyone having this problem? Anyone have the answer? Yes, I have the pro key for it, too
  24. Billicus macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2002
    Charles City, Iowa
    QUICKTIME 6 Hangs

    When I try to get to the favorites in QT6 it hangs and is unusable until I force quit it from the dock. Any ideas?

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