At 2:39 PM -0500 12/22/04, Kon Wilms wrote: >Quicktime player is a user interface disaster even on OSX: >http://digilander.libero.it/chiediloapippo/Engineering/iarchitect/qtime.htm > This is a review of the QuickTime 4.0 Player. It was released in 2001, about the same time as the original version of OS X. We are now at QuickTime Version 6.5. Among the other changes in the last two MAJOR releases of QuickTime, was an update to the user interface to bring it into conformance with the appearance guidelines for OS-X. You can expect another major Quicktime release this year, possibly in the NAB timeframe, which will include And as far as interdependencies of QuickTime and applications like iTunes, what's the issue here. There are litterally hundreds of applications that rely on QuickTime for digital media resources, especially the wide range of codecs and file formats that Apple supports. I have appended a quick rundown of the formats that QuickTime supports (note that this does not include third party plug-ins for additional proprietary formats from vendors like Avid, Adobe, Media 100, Panasonic (DVCPro 50/HD), etc.). Regards Craig *QuickTime also supports import of multiple images and layers in TIFF, FlashPix, and Photoshop files. **Playback of program and elementary streams available via QuickTime 6 MPEG-2 Playbck Component, sold separately in the Apple Store online. Import file formats * 3DMF (Mac OS 9 & Windows) * 3GPP * 3GPP2 * AIFF * AMC * AMR * Animated GIF * AU * Audio CD Data (Mac OS 9) * AVI * BMP * Cubic VR * DLS * DV * FlashPix* * FLC * GIF * GSM * JPEG 2000 (Mac OS X) * JPEG/JFIF * Karaoke * MacPaint * Macromedia Flash 5 * MIDI * MPEG-1 * MP3(MPEG-1, Layer 3) * M3U(MP3 Playlist files) * MPEG-2** * MPEG-4 * M4A, M4B, M4P (iTunes 4 audio) * PDF (Mac OS X) * Photoshop* * PICS * PICT * PLS * PNG * QCP (Mac OS 9 & Windows) * QuickTime Image File * QuickTime Movie * SD2 (Mac OS 9 & Windows) * SDP * SDV * SF2 (SoundFont 2) * SGI * SMIL * System 7 Sound (Mac OS 9) * Targa * Text * TIFF* * TIFF Fax * VDU (Sony Video Disk Unit) * Virtual Reality (VR) * Wave Export formats * 3GPP * 3GPP2 * AIFF * AMC * AU * AVI * BMP * DV Stream * FLC * Image Sequence movie exporters * JPEG/JFIF * JPEG 2000 (Mac OS X) * MacPaint * MIDI * MPEG-4 * Photoshop * PICT * PNG * QuickTime Image File * QuickTime Movie * SGI * System 7 Sound * Targa * Text * TIFF * WAV Video Codecs * Animation * Apple BMP * Apple Pixlet (Mac OS X v10.3 only) * Apple Video * Cinepak * Component video * DV and DVC Pro NTSC * DV PAL * DVC Pro PAL * Graphics * H.261 * H.263 * JPEG 2000 (Mac OS X) * Microsoft OLE (decode only) * Microsoft Video 1 (decode only) * Motion JPEG A * Motion JPEG B * MPEG-4 * Photo JPEG * Planar RGB * PNG * Sorenson Video 2 * Sorenson Video 3 * TGA * TIFF Audio Codecs * 24-bit integer * 32-bit floating point * 32-bit integer * 64-bit floating point * AAC (MPEG-4 Audio) * ALaw 2:1 * AMR Narrowband * Apple Lossless Encoder * IMA 4:1 * MACE 3:1 * MACE 6:1 * MS ADPCM (decode only) * QDesign Music 2 * Qualcomm PureVoice (QCELP) * ULaw 2:1 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.