Quicktime Multimedia Authoring - Nearly Dead?

Mark Wieder mwieder at ahsoftware.net
Wed Oct 25 00:22:42 EDT 2006


Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 3:07:33 PM, you wrote:

> Which is why I'd look at what this "tie" up means in terms of the future of
> QuickTime. First it means SMIL is dead. That is because  podcasts and iPod
> are not built on SMIL - so use it for now but don't expect the standard to
> evolve. Then look at iPod friendly podcast formats and tools - ie enhancing
> audio podcasts with images and chapters.

> I'm not sure about Google, but if I were to bet between QuickTime and Google
> Video + Youtube - I'd put my money with Google long term. That is Apple

Interesting re SMIL. Looking ahead, I'd say you're probably right.

And Youtube uses flash video as its display channel. They come out as
flv video files, so that's apparently where Google is heading re

-Mark Wieder
 mwieder at ahsoftware.net

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