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"A cutting-edge digital media software."
In essence, the QuickTime is a media player utility that enables users to create, play and stream video and audio content over the world wide web. The QuickTime software includes one of the best built-in supports for media and digital files, such as camcorder formats, as well as common media codecs, such as AVI, AVR, MPEG, OpenDML, and so on. One of its key features is that it allows you to create quality videos, convert them into iPod compatible format and export the new media file in the background, without interfering with other programs, even if you are watching a movie, for example.
The QuickTime software is the best thing you can get for creating content for mobile phones, as it provides you with the possibility of cutting, pasting or editing the videos you made or that you downloaded. Besides the possibility to adjust the common audio and video settings, the QuickTime player features automatic speed detection connection, and allows you to adjust the movie playback speed. In addition, it allows you to play over 200 media file formats and hence, you can easily create media skins and slideshows.
The installation process of the QuickTime player is fairly easy and intuitive, as the wizard setup will guide you through the entire process. After you install it, do not forget to configure it according to your preferences. Some users have reported some errors during the installation process, more commonly on the Windows XP operating system and older. Usually these problems occur if you have not uninstalled previous versions of QuickTime from your computer. Another problem could be because the VBScript.dll file is not registered on your computer. However, since it is possible that the installation problems can be caused by something else, it is advisable that you consult the Apple website for this.
In order to install this software onto your computer, make sure that your PC or laptop meets the minimum requirements, meaning that you need to have a 233MHz Pentium class processor or better and a minimum or 128MB of RAM.
The interface is stylish and its grey color is appealing even to the most sophisticated taste. In addition, it is intuitive, as it contains most of the features and options of other media players. The new feature that the QuickTime software brings into play is the possibility to fit the image on the monitor so that it occupies as much space as you want. The modifications can be done via the view menu or you can simply extend/drag the player from its lower right corner to make the image smaller or bigger.
The control buttons are cleverly positioned, centrally at the bottom of the window, right under the play bar. Even though the volume bar is not very visible, as it is placed in the lower left part underneath the timer, you will notice a volume equalizer on the right side that gives it a professional look.
One of the features that makes the QuickTime software stand out from the crowd is the instant-on technology, a feature that is able to significantly cut down on the buffering wait time for streamed videos. Thanks to this innovating technology, you can browse the media files on the internet, as if they were stored on your hard disk. Another pioneering tech that this software brings to the picture is the QTVR display that enables users to show three-dimensional photos and movies.
The main problem users have with the QuickTime software is the fact that they need to upgrade it to the PRO version in order to experience the full potential of the program. And since Apple technology does not come cheap, the PRO QuickTime version costs nearly $30.
If you are considering getting the QuickTime PRO version for the 3D display capabilities, then you should also choose a software utility that is designed to convert regular videos in 3D displays, meaning the HDngn. At the same time, if you need QuickTime for streaming flash videos you should compare its features with the ones of the FLV software.
The QuickTime software is a smart and nice software utility to have if you are a tech savvy. In fact, this player paves the way into the new era of media players, as you will notice that you can do almost anything with it.
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