Category: QuickTime

  • Play Windows Media files with QuickTime Player (free!)

    Today, two more signs of the forthcoming apocolypse. (1) Apple announces the first Macs with Intel Inside, as Steve rubs “man, can you believe how friggin’ **slooow** the PowerPC was?” salt into our collective wounds several times during the keynote. (Wouldn’t want to be [Kottke](http://www.kottke.org/06/01/letter-to-apple-support “Doh!”) right now…) (2) With somewhat less fanfare, Microsoft delivers…

  • First Animatrix episode available for download

    The marketeers behind The Matrix have always made effective use of digital media (the web, great QuickTime trailers) in their Matrix-related marketing efforts. The machine is now gearing up for the on-two punch of The Matix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. As the second major marketing effort of the launch campaign (the first was the…

  • "Mastering Compression" class

    My friend and streaming expert Ben Waggoner will be holding his next two 5-day Mastering Compression classes on June 30 and August 11. These classes are held on the Stanford University campus. They’re part of Stanford’s Digital Media Academy program, so you get Stanford Continuing Education credits for taking the class — that means that…

  • ASCII art @ 30fps

    If you have Mac OS X, you have the option of watching QuickTime Movies in glorious ASCII-mation — from a command line. Intended or not, this is a nice old-school homage to the QuickTime team of the early 90s (which had an ASCII codec for QuickTime). Hrmmm…maybe we can retrofit old phones for video… Link

  • Great new QuickTime 6 book

    My friends Judy and Robert have published a new QuickTime 6 edition of their wonderful Visual QuickStart Guide to QuickTime. The book is great, they’re great, and if you want to understand the zen of QuickTime and learn how do do cool things with it, you should buy

  • QuickTime 6.0.2 released

    You can get it from the usual place.

  • QuickTime 6: 25 million served

    Today Apple announced that more than 25 million copies of QuickTime 6 have been downloaded in 100 days — very impressive. I hate to be a Negative Nelly, but the press releases avoids discussing QuickTime 6’s wonderful Sorenson Video 3 codec, which offers far better quality than QuickTime 6’s MPEG-4 Video codec. This suggests that…

  • Apple's 3-day MPEG-4/QuickTime Streaming course

    Apple has announced the release of its 3-day, hands-on MPEG-4/QuickTime Streaming course. I talked to Victor Alexander, Apple’s QuickTime Curriculum Developer, and here’s how he described it: The QuickTime Streaming course takes an in-depth look at QuickTime Streaming Server and Darwin Streaming Server by teaching system administrators and media authors the details behind real-time streaming.…

  • Apple and Sorenson Settle Flash-Related Lawsuit

    Last week, Apple and Sorenson Media quietly put their respective lawsuits to bed. The Apple and Sorenson Media press releases are curt and identical, and suggest that they’ve agreed to be quietly bitter about the whole thing until the kids grow up and go away for college, at least. Apple and Sorenson Media, Inc. today…