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Kent Pribbernow
06-09-2005, 12:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.apple.com/quicktime/' target='_blank'>http://www.apple.com/quicktime/</a><br /><br /></div><img src="http://www.digitalmediathoughts.com/images/qt7.jpg" /><br /><br />Apple has released a preview version of Quicktime 7 for Windows. This is major update which supports a number of new features such as..<br /><br /><li>support for H.264, the state-of-the-art, worldwide video standard;<br /><li>support for playing up to 24 channels of audio, including 5.1 and 7.1 audio;<br /><li>new and improved playback controls, including jog shuttle and variable speed playback options;<br /><li>zero-configuration streaming for easy access to the optimal streaming experience; and<br /><li>live resizing for smooth playback as a user changes the size of the QuickTime 7 Player window.

Mr. MacinTiger
06-09-2005, 12:22 AM
On behalf of Apple and Mac users everywhere, I'd like to apologize to our Wintel breathren for the contintual crappy ports of Quicktime to Windows.

Don't feel too frustrated though, MS got back at us with the equally as awful port of Win Media Player for OS X. :wink:

Jason Dunn
06-09-2005, 12:42 AM
I wonder how long until there's a Quicktime Alternative version ready? :-D

06-09-2005, 03:13 AM
And it doesn't work any better then the Mac version. QT7 is not ready for prime time. HD trailers are painful to watch on both platforms.

06-09-2005, 03:40 AM
You got that right. My 2.6 ghz PC can only playback at 12fps for HD trailers encoded in H. 264 when I know it can decode various 720p content in WMV, DivX, and MPEG-2 too just fine. In fact, 1080i content in MPEG-2 and WMV is perfectly watchable as well but I am not going to even bother trying it in QT7.

QT has its benefits but I too apologize on behalf of Apple and Mac users everywhere.

Jason: Media Player Classic will back .mov files (heck, MPC can probably playback text files :wink:). Have not tried it with H.264 encoded content though.

Lee Yuan Sheng
06-09-2005, 04:29 AM
I wonder how long until there's a Quicktime Alternative version ready? :-D

You said it. I'll just wait for it instead of installing the crappy port from Apple. :D