Peter KERR posted on 7/29/03 7:34 PM:
>> Because QUICKTIME is the largest graphic file parser/converter
>> on the face of the earth and OFF the earth. QUICKTIME can now
>> handle something like 200+ types of files and their various CODECs.
>> (..do you know what a CODEC is.!??!..--DON"T worry about it-trust me)
>> QUICKTIME???isn't just ANY "willy-nilly or Milli-Vanilli" program.
>> It's the greatest and most complicated application of all types and kinds.
>> QUICKTIME??? so that you know?-- is installed NATIVE on EVERY Mac.
>> And has been given FREE in Windows form for more than a decade.
>> And to sum it all up, Eric..-- a QUICKTIME?? install
>> ""..is the single most POWERFUL thing that ANYONE/ANY SYSTEM
>> can do to their computer --BAR NONE.!!. ..""
> Yes, QuickTime is indeed the answer to a maiden's prayer, but,
What kind of childish barb is that supposed to be.?-"maiden's prayer"??
Sounds like *to me just like the rest of this nonsense.
Quote:> 1. it wasn't invented in Redmond, WA, so don't expect any
> co-operation from that quarter, and
What you're referring to about "Redmond,WA" makes no sense
is that supposed to be a joke.??.
> 2. jpegs can exist without quicktime, and there's lots of folks
> out there who believe that's the way the world is.
You must not be allowed on the local golfcourse if that's your logic
cause that shows you dunno your ass from a hole in the ground.
Try form of compression devised by Joint Pictures Experts Group.
> I have a Mac with the latest QuickTime, but I always save my
> jpegs in a non-QT format because I don't know where they might end up,
The difference between ANY "Mac file" ~vs~ "PeeCee file' is that
a Mac file has a *resource fork* which are of no use to PeeCee's.
A Mac file made "web-ready" is a file that has been "flattened"
meaning the resource fork is removed for xplatform compatibility.
You might jot that down??
Quote:> and if I send a QT installer with them I have to pay a royalty to Apple.
Why???--would anyone make an installer for a JPEG?? - utter nonsense.
But if you're talking about Authoring - then it's off-topic in this thread
as this person only wishes to "open the file/JPEGs- not create installers"
Quote:> QT can be a pain,
Or RATHER - pretty clear it's YOU that can be a real pain too,, HmmM.!??.
Quicktime?? .. is NOT an application/program in itself - it is
ultimate compression engine and codec matrix to every computer in the world.
That alone shows you don't know what you're talking about.
Quote:>we have an audio application which defaults to saving
> uncompressed aiff files with a QT "codec". Other apps cannot open these
> directly, they have to import, massaging the block headers...
Well..there you go running insanely off-such blithering nonsense ever heard.
Whatever application is used to save an "uncompressed .aif" is doing so
without error or malfunction - so there is NO CODEC involved whatsoever.
That means your contention is *idiotic*. yes ; )
What you need to get straight - pickup upon - LEARN???
IS what i just stated above about 'Mac resource forks' & "flattened files".
If anything,that is cause for the problems you're experiencing-not Quicktime
But you don't have to thank me.. always willing to wash a Mac-Newbie.
besides... reading your reply brought some good laughs to my evening ; )