Category: Apple Software
Link: Official comments from Apple that Quicktime is now integrated into AOL 9.0
Posted on MacBytes.com
Ninety-five percent of the users downloading QuickTime installation software from Apple's Web site are PC users, said Casanova, so the company's media architecture is already very well represented on the Windows platform.
crenz..........Originally posted by crenz
Now that's faulty statistics and wishful thinking. He neglects to mention that Macs with OS X come with QuickTime preinstalled (don't know about OS 9), so very seldom there is the need for a Mac user to download QT.
His figure doesn't say anything about the marketshare of QT on Windows... where I think the MS Media Player has a very dominant role.
Originally posted by mistersquid
I understand there are some proprietary codecs in QuickTime, and in my opinion Apple should replace those codecs if it prevents them from opensourcing QT or (just as good) licensing QT for pennies per instance.
QuickTime is the superior format, but Windows Media Player has a lock on the market. It may be only a matter of time before the juggernaut overpowers its more agile cousin./B]
Originally posted by mdntcallr
I just want quicktime to have the size scalability that WMP and Real have. You can't make a video full screen when you want it to be.
Originally posted by MasonMcD
QuickTime is just a wrapper. It supports, I think, well over 200 media file types and formats, though Vorbis is not one of them (Ogg being the wrapper for Vorbis, and a parallel to QuickTime).
Unless you want to work exclusively with Sorenson (and Apple may be on track with a replacement, as they got in a snit w/ Fraunhofer over the licensing of a similar codec to Real), you have tons of choices, plus lots of 3rd party goodies.
You're wrong about this. First off, you claim that QuickTime sucks on Windows, but you have never used QuickTime on Windows. That is most certainly not the way a professional does business. QuickTime Pro exports to any of the formats for which you have a codec installed. For example, if you export your project to DivX, AVI, MPEG4, or whatever, then your Windows-using friends would have no clue that you edited it using QuickTime.Originally posted by Makosuke
My personal wish is just for QuickTime to not suck on Windows. To be fair, I've never used QuickTime on Windows, and in my day-to-day life, I could care less.
Maybe I'm wrong about all this, but I heard enough QT complaints in my testing period to get very discouraged.
There are plans to streamline both the Windows and Mac clients, and have them have feature pairity. This is planned for the 10.0 realease about 1 year from now.Originally posted by Ensoniq
The irony about this is that on one hand, AOL claims to embrace Apple and the QuickTime technology, for use in AOL 9.0 for Broadband.
On the other hand, neither AOL 9.0 nor AOL Broadband are available for Macintosh. Nor is there currently any beta planned for the near future. (I'm on the Beta team...)