Multimedia Authoring - Quicktime Dead?

Luis luis at anachreon.co.uk
Thu Oct 19 19:18:37 EDT 2006


Doesn't mean you can't use QT, as a codec it runs in QT too.

Cheers,

Luis.


On 19 Oct 2006, at 23:58, Luis wrote:

> 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?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Luis.
>
>
> On 19 Oct 2006, at 22:37, GregSmith wrote:
>
>>
>> Dan:
>>
>> No, not according to the documentation.  For any movie  
>> interactivity you
>> need the freely distributable player.  For static QuickTime, you  
>> don't.
>> 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 waiting.
>> If someone put together a program of MovieWorks elegance and  
>> simplicity and
>> functionality which allowed the addition of "while you watch"  
>> narration,
>> (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?
>>
>> Hmmmmmmmm
>>
>> 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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