Quicktime in Safari?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jshbckr, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. jshbckr macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    Does anyone know if QuickTime works in Safari on the iPhone? I don't think I've heard anyone talk about this. I think it would be incredible and a step above the rest of the smart phone capabilities.
  2. Furgster macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2007
    i havent heard anything, i would hope so though, i guess it might just depend on the encoding and all that
  3. jshbckr thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    Well maybe that is a "surprise" people are talking about. Think about it, the iPod part uses H.264 encoding, as does the YouTube app. It shouldn't be too hard to implement this function into the browser if the technology is already in the device.
  4. ps49556n macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2007

    I most certainly think QT is supported in safari, Jobs wants people to switch from Flash to QT for online videos. The truth is, QT is a FAR superior product campared to Flash which uses a tremendous amount of resources.
  5. kevinwiz macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2007
    I'm 99% sure that in one of the reviews I read yesterday, it said iPhone supports quicktime in safari.
  6. jshbckr thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    If it's true, then the iPhone will bring mobile pornography to a whole new level!
  7. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    lol, no matter iphone supports it or not, iPod ..... is already there.
  8. eskimayo macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2007
  9. ntblood macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2006
    How do you play QT in iphone Safari?

    Hi. Does anyone know how you can play quicktime video's
    in safari? Does it have to be enabled and if so then how? A technician at the Apple store (Mac Genius) said it could play QT in Safari (iphone) but it had to be enabled through iTunes. I certainly didn't think he was confused and meant to load it into your iPhone without using Safari at all.
    I go to mentalfunk.com on my iphone and I'm not able to view quicktime videos there.
    If anyone has any information to add that would be great.
  10. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    that site uses WMV (yuck) not quicktime,

    but I dont think I ever enabled quicktime in itunes for the iPhone. it is just there!
  11. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    An example of how to use Quicktime in Safari:
    Go to video.google.com
    Click on a video, then choose to download it in iPod/PSP format. It will open in a Quicktime "application" that looks/works much like the YouTube application.

    Not sure how videos have to be encoded to work with the iPhone, but I heard that streaming videos won't work.
  12. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    I have watched quicktime videos on my iPhone... it also rotates them as well. something that youtube doesn't, but really doesn't matter.
  13. MaxPowers macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2007
    NO Steaming Videos are working on IPhone only YouTude and a few others can do it. Will be MPEG4 BTW too, when and if it ever works
  14. ntblood macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2006
    Ok, great! - what are some other sites with iPhone useable Quicktime

    Cool, I can use google videos in Safari. That's awesome! At MentalFunk.com you can download the files in QuickTime but it doesn't seem to work with the iPhone. (look for "gun safety" video -funny!)
    Would you tell me where I can find anyother videos sites with quicktime that work on the iPhone. For instance, are there any news sites or anything interesting. I appreciate the help.
  15. MaxPowers macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2007
    I just wish they would let us have access to the player, but only 3 sites can play Iphone videos. Youtube, Google, and Iplayboy they are the only 3 I know of.
  16. rick98761 macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    I was on some random tech site and here is bow QuickTime worked: the page loaded and where the video should go there was a black box with the QuickTime logo I it. All you have to do is click the box and it opens up the video full screen I the video player that is used for youtube and other mo IEA on you phone.
  17. hamedatl macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
  18. GnarleyMarley macrumors 6502a


    Apr 23, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    I've played various audio files from blogs using quicktime and safari.
  19. MaxPowers macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2007
    NO Streaming Videos will Play from any site but YouTube, Google, and Iplayboy. People can “link” to these videos as long as they are hosted on their service they will play but ONLY Apple, YouTube, Google, and Iplayboy are able to play videos on the Iphone. Why do u think that guy is selling “downloads” for the Iphone? Cuzz they will not play maybe?

    As soon as we get any kind of flash capability added or a player some of us will try to bring U guys better content and more options http://www.alivemedia.net/tutorials/flash-demo.htm We just need a little bit of help that only apple can provide first
  20. ntblood macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2006
    Can't find on Youtube in Safari the link which will launch the vid in the Youtube app

    I can't find on Youtube in Safari the link which will launch the vid in the Youtube app
  21. hamedatl macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    None of those videos are streaming, the movie files are being downloaded to your iPhone's Safari cache. Even Apple's movies on their website.
  22. voidptr macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2007
    Oh hell, I'll bite. I just tested this and it works.

    Encode a video with iMovie or any other export tool that has proper settings for iPod and AppleTV into a m4v container. Pick resolution and bitrates that are within the iPod limits and reasonable for download. You might want to do two, one for wifi speed and a lower quality one for EDGE

    Link the resulting video with an
    <embed src="myvideo.m4v" height="..." width="...">
    tag in your page. Make the height 16 pixels more than the video.

    If you link directly to the video, safari will complain about the file size and not play. If you use the embed tag, you'll get a box inside the webpage with a play button, and clicking on that will cause the iPhone to launch the mobile QT player and start streaming. As soon as it buffers enough to play, it will.

    I haven't found the attribute yet to put a static graphic inside the embed box on the main web page.

    I'm not sure yet how to detect the difference between a iPhone on WiFi and an iPhone on EDGE, or if it's possible either in javascript on the client or some request attribute on the web server. If it is, you'd want to make the client either request the right version, or have the server serve different versions accordingly.

    The user-agent string for the QT player is "Apple OS X v1.0 CoreMedia v1.0.0.1A543a" (Presumably that last bit is a build number subject to change)
  23. DopestGingah macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2007
  24. hamedatl macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    Yup, thats exactly how to do it. Works great for on-demand videos. The only problem I was trying to say before is that it doesn't seem to support streaming (for example a live event or watching live TV or listening to online radio, etc).
  25. underwater macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Quicktime progressive download works!

    Just to be clear, the iphone DOES support quicktime progressive download from any website as long as you encode it correctly. For most people, this is the same as streaming. The quicktime does not play "inside" safari, but it launches the iphone quicktime player. When you quit the quicktime player, you are returned to the web page you launched from.

    On my test iphone video website, I have several quicktime videos in various resolutions. The iphone is smart enough to place a graphical "play button" over any video in ipod/iphone format. They play while progressively downloading. See:


    I use the apple JS lib style:

    <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">

    Note: line breaks added above for formatting

    This is soooo cool!



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