Whats this? No threads on QT7 ? Wake up people!

beatle888

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Not that i have any news that isnt already out there but...HELLO. Have you seen the HD QuickTime 7 content page? It's incredible, at least on an iMac G5. I can't believe people aren't talking about it. H.264 (codek used to compress HD content) is a significant jump forward and better looking on the iMac then MOST HDTVs out there. Its amazing. The HD content at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/ is almost 3D in that Bald Eagle movie.

Here's a direct link to the HD gallery http://www.apple.com/quicktime/hdgallery/


And here's the Bald Eagle movie.....but before clicking.....remember..... you'll need a descent computer. Probably a G4 800Mhz. Oh and it looks so nice on a 30" display. We are talking better than the TVs out there and its OVER the internet. Ok enough, here you go... http://www.apple.com/quicktime/hdgallery/wildlifehdreel.html :eek:


Also, how long before Microsoft starts offering H.264 content? Will H.264 work with Microsofts DRM? (prays not.)
 

Sun Baked

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Strange, I've seen a bunch of threads on H.264

But most people too lazy to search for those threads along with the QT7 thread probably wouldn't find them.

Can't find them if you don't bother to search.
 

mcarnes

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When Tiger first shipped there was a lot of discussion on H.264 and the HD samples. So much I was getting tired of it (like next PB update threads). Guess you missed it.

But I agree it is very cool.
 

James Philp

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tried playing that 1080i video from that gallery with anything but a dual G5 PM - ouch!
I think this is the main reason why people aren't shouting from the rooftops!

Do a search for QT, and you'll find a lot of stuff.
For example, this thread which I started the other day.

Search, don't lurch!
 

beatle888

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James Philp said:
Search, don't lurch!

:D thats bad. Anyway, i havent seen much and ive been here alot lately so i uh assumed. i use the search feature alot. I'll use it more now.


"QUICKTIME ROCKS!!!" (even on an iMac G5...smooth as butter).
 

solvs

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Couple of hiccups, but I see where they're going. Hopefully, a couple of quick updates later and we'll be back to singing it's praises. If a dual 2.7GHz has issues, it ain't the hardware.

The audio recording is really nice though, surprise no one has brought that up yet (that I've noticed).
 

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James Philp said:
tried playing that 1080i video from that gallery with anything but a dual G5 PM - ouch!
I think this is the main reason why people aren't shouting from the rooftops!
Yeah, I can almost play the 720p on my 1.25 G4, and the 1080p is completely unwatchable :rolleyes:
 

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Yeah, I can almost play the 720p on my 1.25 G4, and the 1080p is completely unwatchable :rolleyes:
I would have to agree here. On the PB in my sig the 720p is decent considering the quality, although the video/audio desyncs a little during high action sequences (watched Fantastic 4 and Batman Begins). The video looks very nice, and I like the speed with which it still downloads (relative to connection speed here :( ).

I did not even bother to attempt the 1080 since the 720 was only borderline acceptable and a little choppy even at that.
 

wrldwzrd89

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I'm not even going to bother, since I doubt I'd get decent playback on this iMac G4. I didn't bother posting in any of the numerous other threads on this topic for the same reason as I'm making this post.
 

MisterMe

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Me too. Its a bit werid they dont spell out clearer the different movs available..

I hope the update improves the playback with real quartz 2d
The two smaller versions are clearly labeled. You have to download the 1080 version as a .zip file. Hello! How much clearer does it have to be before you get a clue.
 

aswitcher

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MisterMe said:
The two smaller versions are clearly labeled. You have to download the 1080 version as a .zip file. Hello! How much clearer does it have to be before you get a clue.
Well I dont mean to be thick so maybe you can smarten me up.

The Apple trailer page says the 720p and 1080p are available at the following link

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/hdgallery/serenity.html

But all I can see on that page is a link to a smaller trailer and also to the 1080p zip (which I already have both)...so are you saying the 1280x544 is the 720p???

What am I missing here to find the 720p?
 

aswitcher

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Nermal said:
Yeah, the 1280x544 is the 720p and the zip is the 1080p.

Sneaky edit there, by the way ;)

Hi Nermal. ;)

Well I tend to disagree in my amateurness...

My understanding of 720p is 1280x720 not 1280x544.

My references for this are
http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/terms/720p.cfm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/720p
http://www.cnet.com/4520-7874_1-5107912-1.html
http://games.teamxbox.com/features/xbox_hdtv_720p.php
http://encyclopedia.lockergnome.com/s/b/720p
http://abc.go.com/site/hdtvfaq.html

What am I missing here?
 

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For a 16:9 picture, you're right. However, Serenity is in 2.35:1, and once you've cropped off the black bars, you're left with 1280x544.
 

aswitcher

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Nermal said:
For a 16:9 picture, you're right. However, Serenity is in 2.35:1, and once you've cropped off the black bars, you're left with 1280x544.
Ok. 2.35 is some movie size scale?... I thought 16:9 was standard...
 

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16:9 is the size used by widescreen TVs. It can also be described as 1.78:1. Some movies use 1.85:1, and some use 2.35:1. I don't know why there are two different formats. I also don't know why widescreen TVs don't match either of these. To play a movie on a 16:9 screen, black bars are added to the top and bottom. In Apple's case, they have cut the bars off, rather than encoded them into the video stream.

That's about the extent of my knowledge, I'm not an expert :rolleyes:

Oh and I also know the difference between 1080i and 1080p ;)
 

aswitcher

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Nermal said:
16:9 is the size used by widescreen TVs. It can also be described as 1.78:1. Some movies use 1.85:1, and some use 2.35:1. I don't know why there are two different formats. I also don't know why widescreen TVs don't match either of these. To play a movie on a 16:9 screen, black bars are added to the top and bottom. In Apple's case, they have cut the bars off, rather than encoded them into the video stream.

That's about the extent of my knowledge, I'm not an expert :rolleyes:

Oh and I also know the difference between 1080i and 1080p ;)
Ta.

Bottom line is my PB wont cope with the 1080p :(