Quicktime Multimedia Authoring - Nearly Dead?

Dan Shafer revolutionary.dan at gmail.com
Wed Oct 25 01:43:00 EDT 2006

It appears that most of the popular public video sites are using Flash movie
format. I find this interesting. When I visit a site that doesn't use Flash,
my Web browser (Firefox on Mac) often has trouble displaying the movies. But
those that use Flash play perfectly every time. Maybe that's the reason.


On 10/24/06, Mark Wieder <mwieder at ahsoftware.net> wrote:
> David-
> 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
> video.
> --
> -Mark Wieder
> mwieder at ahsoftware.net
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