QuickTime is Apple’s multimedia technology that has
become the industry standard for video editing and high-quality video
playback on computers. QuickTime VR is an offshoot of QuickTime that
creates high-resolution virtual reality panoramas and objects. Most
QuickTime content is not streamed; users have to wait until some or theentire file downloads before it will play back. Although this reduces immediacy, it allows improved quality and greater flexibility for the user.
The QuickTime player comes bundled with many computers and supports all kinds of multimedia formats, including animation, sound,
QuickTime VR, and QuickTime video clips. A large percentage of the
movie files on the Web are QuickTime files. QuickTime is easy to use in your Web page, and no licensing or server fees are involved. Newer versions of QuickTime support streaming, so expect to more streamedQuickTime content over time.
Many different multimedia formats exist, each with its own strengths andweaknesses. But no other multimedia format is as widely accepted, capable,or supported by so many different multimedia and Web page creation toolsas QuickTime.
Adding multimedia to your Web page is easy with QuickTimeand using QuickTime-based multimedia is likely to be easy for your users aswell.