Multimedia Authoring - Quicktime Dead?
luis at anachreon.co.uk
Thu Oct 19 18:58:45 EDT 2006
Well, not sure if this applies in any sense whatsoever, it uses the
Theora codec: www.getdemocracy.com/ but it does show how others are
approaching the field.
Theora can also be played through VideoLAN: www.videolan.org
Might make the case for an External to manage playback via VideoLAN
and bundle it into a Rev app. I haven't seen the API, but being Open
Source I'd imagine it'd be fairly, well...open...!
Would that classify as a starting point for a Multimedia Authoring app?
On 19 Oct 2006, at 22:37, GregSmith wrote:
> No, not according to the documentation. For any movie
> interactivity you
> need the freely distributable player. For static QuickTime, you
> Sure, if you can influence anybody over there to fix the drop
> shadow default
> and allow an interactive web demonstration of a MovieWorks movie,
> I'm all
> for that.
> Really, there is an open source opportunity for the kind of project
> authoring I'm needing. But, if it takes years to complete, I'm not
> If someone put together a program of MovieWorks elegance and
> simplicity and
> functionality which allowed the addition of "while you watch"
> (during the authoring process), totally customizable titling, (as you
> watch), with customizable drop shadows, basic "in-movie" navigation
> as well
> as "extra-movie" navigation and linking, all for the low, low price
> of . . .
> nothing . . . I think they'd have something there. What they would
> gain by
> releasing it freely, I have no idea. But, even if they released it
> for the
> low, low price of . . . $129 . . . or thereabouts . . . they'd
> still have
> something there.
> Greg Smith
> Sounds like a real opportunity for an Open Source project to compete,
> doesn't it?
> Presumably you've talked to the MW guys about your drop-shadow
> problem? The
> guy who founded the company and who, last I checked, was CEO, is
> someone I
> know reasonably well. I can probably get his attention if that
> would help.
> (I'm not sure you're right about the need to include the player, by
> the way.
> I think you can export your titles to MP4, e.g., and then they'll
> play in
> any QT/Real or presumably other MP4 player, no?
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