QuickTime is a Apple-developed standard for file and operating system handling of multimedia information that works under Macintosh, Windows and SGI operating systems. It was launched in 1991 and in 1992 released for developers and then others. The key parts
were defined then:
- Component Manager: controls external devices
- Image Compression Manager: transparent codec
- Movie Toolbox: playback
- Closed Caption Text
- Interactive Control
For detailed coverage see the book by Sydow.
Online information is available from the Apple QuickTime Web page
which leads to technical
Of particular relevance is the QuickTime Architecture.
Newly available is QuickTime VR with
details in a white paper.
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