Quicktime 6 is out now

Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by Bastion, Jul 15, 2002.

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  1. DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff

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    It 'chapped my hide' a lot more when I spent £85 buying Media Cleaner EZ 4 a year ago, only to find that Quicktime Pro compressed my film a lot more effectively. :)
  2. Semaj Ovured Force Ghost

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  3. Bastion Jedi Knight

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    Semaj, the only seperate purchase for Quicktime 6 is for MPEG-2 playback, not MPEG-4, and that is a specialist market (the average user only uses MPEG-2 when watching DVDs, and this add-on doesn't play encrypted DVDs anyway so they can't use it. And I'm sure you have all your MPEG-2 encoding worked out through your business!)

    And Apple had to charge for the upgrade due to the MPEG-4 charges. You can still use your Quicktime Pro 5 license, just no MPEG-4. (Can't you compress in MPEG4 with any other editing program without the Pro license anyway? I'm not sure as I've never tried, but I thought that was how it worked.)

    [edit]Hmmm, I think I should read my own replies before hitting the Post button![/edit]
  4. Avene Jedi Master

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    Windows Media files are MPEG4, and that's already the standard for the majority of streaming websites. Plus, you can encode them for free. So why do Apple need to be charging again for Quicktime Pro for the added MPEG4? Me thinks it's to pay for all the software companies they've been buying out. They bought out Nothing Real leaving many companies concerned about the future of Shake that they may have been using on their NT/2000 or Linux boxes. Then just recently they bought out music software campany Emagic and decided to no longer produce the Windows version of Logic. Leaving over 70,000 users of Logic for Windows including myself without an upgrade path. A real kick in the teeth for those of us who just paid $400 for the latest upgrade.

    So in my opinion Apple stink. They're just as bad as Microsoft. Even their famed Final Cut Pro was bought from Macromedia.
  5. andakin Jedi Master

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    It hasn't been around as long as DivX. But give it time and it will be up to that same quality.

    DivX, high quality?

    Not really... the saturation and balance and everything can get very crappy.

    MPEG 4 in its true form is ONLY used by quicktime. DivX ripped off Microsoft's version. Microsoft made their own.

    And "FCP only being a program bought from macromedia"...?

    Apple's forte is making programs that are user-friendly and integrated with it's platform very well.

    If apple bought code for the program, they STILL did a tremendous amount of work on the product.

    That's like saying Maya sucks because all it is is Alias and Wavefront repackaged.
  6. DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff

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    Me thinks it's to pay for all the software companies they've been buying out

    Methinks it's to help pay for the huge licensing fees MPEG4 wanted to allow Apple to include MPEG4 in Quicktime...
  7. Avene Jedi Master

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    If MPEG4's so pricey, then why aren't Microsoft and others who use that technology making their users pay to use the format or encode it? Even though it's Windows Media, it's still MPEG4.
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