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10-23-2002, 07:16 PM
How come Apple has not come out with a Quicktime plugin for Linux?
10-23-2002, 07:45 PM
Because it's not cost effective. Apple's market is NOT tech-savvy geeks, it's mac users and people who interact with them. Linux users are such a small segment of the population as to make it not worth developing a plugin for.
Since Quicktime 6 Video is ISO MPEG4 compliant, it can be viewed on Linux and nearly every other operating system. Apple's tools are not required.
10-24-2002, 02:34 AM
It's the Sorenson codec used by some versions of Quicktime that's the problem. IIRC, Apple says Sorenson won't give them a license to make a linux version and Sorenson says the same thing about Apple. This has been going on for years.
Most Quicktime movies I've run into lately (not a very large sample...) work fine with Xine 0.9.13. YMMV.
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