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All posts tagged "quicktime"


Monday, May 16, 2011

iMovie and Importing Video Files: Someone Explain This to Me

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Apple Talk" @ 08:30 AM

Hi there! Jason Dunn, OS X n00b, here again scratching my head about why I'm having such a hard time doing something that should be pretty simple. I'm hoping there's an iMovie '11 expert reading this site that can give me some insight, because I'm at the end of my wits with this particular program.

Here's the deal: I have a massive 48 GB AVI file that I digitized several years back; it's about five hours of footage captured from a VHS tape. Yes, in hindsight I probably should have captured it in smaller pieces, but when you're talking about real-time capture from a physical medium, it's easiest to just press record and walk away. I'm finally getting around to chopping the file up into a series of smaller clips, and I wanted to use iMovie '11 to do it.

I've grown fairly comfortable using iMovie '11 for editing videos and while it's slower than hell at the video encode (export) step - lacking GPU encode acceleration and only having a meagre 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo - the quality of the output is excellent and I find the application stable and fast...though it did crash on me last week (take that fanboys!). The problem I'm having, however, is getting this video file imported into the program. Read more...


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Apple Updates QuickTime Player to 7.6.6

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:00 AM

http://db.tidbits.com/article/11292...the+Rest+of+Us)

"Apple has released QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard with absolutely no release notes, so there's no telling what has changed."

He's right. But if you are a skeptic you can check out the info on QuickTime Player 7 or the update for yourself. Let me know if you find out anything though will ya?


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X v10.6.3 Released

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 06:00 AM

http://www.macdailynews.com/index.p...mac_os_x_v1063/

"Apple today released QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X v10.6.3 which supports older media formats, such as QTVR, interactive QuickTime movies, and MIDI files on Snow Leopard."

This will also accept the QuickTime 7 Pro registration codes so you can turn on QuickTime Pro functions, and you can find out more about it at Apple.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

iTunes Wasn't the Only Update Yesterday

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/03/31/appl...ne-config-util/

"In the midst of all the hoopla over iTunes 9.1 yesterday, Apple quietly snuck a few other updates out the door."

They also provided the iPhone Configuration Utility 2.2 for Mac OS X, QuickTime for Leopard 7.6.6 and Quicktime for Windows 7.6.6. The iPhone update does a few things, such as letting you "create, maintain, encrypt, and install configuration profiles, track and install provisioning profiles and authorized applications, and capture device information including console logs." The other two, for QuickTime, take care of "reliability issues and security, along with some reliability improvements for iMovie." Oh, and lest I forget, there was also an iPhoto update to 8.1.2.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jobs Back, And Now You Can Watch the Presentation

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Events" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.appletell.com/apple/comm...e-jobs-is-back/

"The lights had only just dimmed as the most exciting part of the press conference happened; Steve Jobs walked onto the stage to huge cheers and applause, looking fit and healthy. Wearing his trademark black turtleneck top and jeans, he expressed his gratitude towards the team at Apple and everyone's continued support during his health leave."

And this began the Apple music event called "It's Only Rock and Roll" yesterday, something that not everyone was convinced would happen, and that had been one of the rumors swirling around the net. If you, like most of us, had to settle for watching the streaming blogs to get the news, you can now watch the event via Apple's Quicktime link. Or if you prefer, you can head over to iTunes and download this and other Apple events.


Monday, June 15, 2009

QuickTime Logo Updated

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.underconsideration.com/b..._simplicity.php

"Quicktime, Apple's prevalent media technology, is seeing its latest incarnation within a den of Snow Leopards, announced this last Monday at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2009. As with almost every updated release of the Quicktime, a new icon emerges - in this case it is also accompanied by the addition of an X at the end of the name, probably acknowledging that it will be some time before the blue Q is completely superseded by the new one. In a way, this iteration of the Q-clock is the one that was always meant to be. Finally the count will reach 20 seconds and the arm will tick its way into formal harmony with the Q descender. I'm sure many of us have always wondered why this hadn't happened at the outset."

I remember that very first logo. It stared at me blankly for many weeks as I tried to get Myst working on my 486-DX4 100. I hated Quicktime on Windows back then. Now, I tolerate it. Frankly, it's much better on the Mac, but that's to be expected; Office and MSN Messenger are just a short step away from unbearable on the Mac!

Incidentally, I'm not a huge fan of the new logo. It's a bit generic for my tastes.


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

iTunes Updated to 8.2, Quicktime to 7.6.2

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.macrumors.com/2009/06/01...uicktime-7-6-2/

"Apple today released iTunes 8.2 via Software Update. The update adds support for iPhone OS 3.0, which is expected to be featured at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference next week and be released in the near future."

Anyone wanna bet that it also breaks whatever emulation or hacks the Palm Pre is using to sync with iTunes? Guess we'll find out soon enough as the Pre is scheduled to launch on Saturday...


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Rumor: QuickTime for Snow Leopard to Support Youtube

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...ow_leopard.html

"Apple will further its endorsement of YouTube and open video standards by building support for the Google-owned video sharing service into one of its flagship applications due to ship later this summer as part of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. On the heels of screen recording discoveries in the upcoming version of QuickTime X Player, people familiar with betas of the media player software say a handful of video sharing options will also be rolled into the release. In particular, the application will let users take any supported video file and upload it directly to YouTube. Users will be prompted to enter their YouTube username and password, and QuickTime X Player will take care of the rest. This includes converting the movie into a file optimized for the video sharing service and then uploading it to the appropriate user account."

Slowly but surely I've realized that YouTube is the only place you really need to put your videos if you want them noticed (in spite of the absolutely maddeningly dumb comments) and Apple's continued partnership with Google and YouTube is definitely going to push it even further toward being the number one choice for hobbyist video producers.

I for one look forward to some sharing capabilities being put into QuickTime. It's one part of OSX that desperately needs an update, and a major one at that.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

QuickTime Updated to 7.6

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3292

"QuickTime 7.6 includes changes that increase reliability, improve compatibility and enhance security. This release is recommended for all QuickTime 7 users."

Quicktime 7.6 has improvements for AAC Audio, MPEG movie audio track export improvements, one-pass H.264 encoding improvements, and a few other goodies. It's now available from Software Update.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Apple Rolls Out Quicktime 7.5.7

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 06:30 AM

"This update is recommended for owners of MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro with Mini DisplayPort. The update addresses an issue where some standard definition purchases from the iTunes Store do not play on some external displays."

Note that this update only fixes the "Unauthorized Playback Device" error on standard-def content. HD content is still going to be just as picky about playback devices as it was before. Quicktime 7.5.7 is available now from Software Upate.


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