Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2012 14:46 UTC
Mac OS X Well, this is a surprise. Several websites have a preview up of Apple's next Mac OS X release - it's called Mountain Lion, and continues the trend of bringing over functionality from iOS to Mac OS X. Lots of cool stuff in here we've all seen before on iPhones and iPads, including one very, very controversial feature: Gatekeeper. Starting with Mac OS X 10.8, Apple's desktop operating system will be restricted to Mac App Store and Apple-signed applications by default (with an opt-out switch), following in Windows 8's footsteps.
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RE: Quicktime
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2012 15:02 UTC in reply to "Quicktime"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I tried looking at their video, but they're requiring QT to be installed. After all their hype about HTML5, h.264, and railing against plugins, they're quick to change their tune when it's their own plugin...annoying.


Very annoying indeed. QuickTime is a pile of dog poo, just like Flash. HTML5 video already, Apple.

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RE[2]: Quicktime
by ephracis on Thu 16th Feb 2012 21:41 in reply to "RE: Quicktime"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Not only is QT bad, but they continue to try and sneak it into my system whenever I install Safari or iTunes on a Windows PC.

Here's a tip: put an abstraction layer in there and use the platform's native systems, which are working just fine and dandy.

Back on topic: this App-Store-limitation galore that is going on is not just affecting the average users, but us developers as well. A lot.

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RE[3]: Quicktime
by ba1l on Fri 17th Feb 2012 05:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Quicktime"
ba1l Member since:
2007-09-08

Here's a tip: put an abstraction layer in there and use the platform's native systems, which are working just fine and dandy.


Not necessarily. Neither Windows XP nor Windows Vista shipped with the necessary codecs. Windows 7 ships with most of them, but there would be no way to integrate Apple's DRM.

Even if there was, they would still need QuickTime to support Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X. There's no benefit in supporting two different back-ends, just so that Windows 7 users don't have to install QuickTime.

It's not like having QuickTime installed takes up any resources anyway. Unless you go and run the thing yourself, it's just taking up a small amount of disk space. Far less than iTunes or Safari do, at any rate.

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RE[2]: Quicktime
by bolomkxxviii on Fri 17th Feb 2012 15:19 in reply to "RE: Quicktime"
bolomkxxviii Member since:
2006-05-19

"QuickTime is a steaming pile of runny dog poo"


There, I fixed it for you. ;-)

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