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post #41 of 46
Snow Leopard is shaping up pretty well with all these features. Although the new Quicktime icon does seem out of place. I'd also like to thank the guys here who recommended clicktoflash - Safari has never run smoother! It's annoying that the iPhone has a slightly hindered browsing experience (and I don't think all youtube videos have been encoded in H.264 yet), but it seems it must be done so we can have one internet that runs well for all without codecs/differing standards etc.

Both Apple and Microsoft are not without their various UI consistencies. Windows with it's legacy menus popping in from time to time (this seems especially true with Windows mobile, once you get past the main menu) and OS X with its seemingly confused/mesh of aqua and 'marble' UI. Plus some of the dock changes may be out of place with the rest of the OS.
post #42 of 46
Thank you for suggesting clicktoflash! My 12" Powebook was actually unusable on youtube.. I don't use this site much, but when I open a movie I want to see it without problems. And now it works again as it should.
Will Quicktime X work on a G4? It should work if the web plugin is different, shouldn't it? Is there any information about this?
thanks
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by future-ex-pc-user View Post

Will Quicktime X work on a G4? It should work if the web plugin is different, shouldn't it? Is there any information about this?
thanks

QT X is for SL, which is only for Intel Macs. Your G4 is stuck with Leopard.
post #44 of 46
As another poster said, it'd be nice if Quicktime automatically worked on Youtube - and if it was used instead of Flash on ANY website when the option was available.

I'd like to see Quicktime integrate DVD Player functions. Is there a good reason to have 2 different apps?
post #45 of 46
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As another poster said, it'd be nice if Quicktime automatically worked on Youtube - and if it was used instead of Flash on ANY website when the option was available.

I'd like to see Quicktime integrate DVD Player functions. Is there a good reason to have 2 different apps?

You can, just use ClickToFlash and check the H.264 setting for YouTube. The only problem is that Flash offers a lot more interactive video options than QuickTime currently does so Flash is usually one of those sites that you want it to load in Flash unless you wish to DL the video stream.

As for the DVD player, it was a big deal when Apple included it for free with the OS. Windows wasnt doing that and QuickTime still cant play MPEG-2 video back natively without the purchase of the $20 codec or using Perian. There are obviously some major licensing and legal issues involved, and despite the high price it still wont play back protected DVDs. Part of the reasoning was surely to protect the content and while most people just use QuickTime for playback its quite powerful for video and audio editing, while DVD Player is only a player. DVD Player also disables screen capture. I dont think these apps will be integrated any time soon. Id think theyd make DVD Player into a Blu-ray Player app long before they could do that.

PS: Does Windows come with a DVD Player app by default or do you still need a 3rd-party app installed?
post #46 of 46
I wonder if that might also have something to do with Apple's new http-live-streaming standard
http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-pan...e-streaming-01

It might take you back to the last playlist file? The EXT-X-TARGETDURATION would be the value..not necessarily 30 sec. Just guessing...
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