Cross-platform video w/out QT
bvlahos at mac.com
Sat Nov 17 21:10:17 EST 2007
I thought MPEG could be played on Mac, Windows, and Linux with
existing built-in tools but Rev needed QuickTime. Perhaps I'm wrong
Here is an interesting blog about the multi-media:
On Nov 16, 2007, at 5:21 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> One of the products I manage uses a lot of video, and while we've
> been happy with using QT for playback some of our customers' IT
> departments really hate the extra install.
> So we're looking to move away from dependence on QT, hoping to find
> a format that will run with the default installation of XP, Vista,
> and OS X. Extra bonus points if we could also support Win2k, but
> not necessary.
> WMV compresses well with good quality, but requires the user to
> download and install Flip4Mac.
> MPEG-4 would be good, but doesn't appear to be supported in XP (am
> I missing something with that?).
> MPEG-2 would probably be good, but we'd have to buy a separate
> component from Apple just to try out the export.
> MPEG-1 might even be worth looking at, but I can't find any export
> for it in QT Player Pro, only for MPEG-4.
> So am I stuck with AVI, or is there some trick to getting MP4
> playable on XP?
> Richard Gaskin
> Managing Editor, revJournal
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