A video format from Apple with the shittiest and gayest SDK I have ever seen, and even worse documentation. Includes such revealing function names as MoviesTask(), and short, easy to type constant names as kQTMovieAudioExtractionPropertyID _AudioStreamBasicDescription. Actually has a constant called DoTheRightThing, and calls setting things up "preflighting". I can just picture Quicktime engineers sitting in their turtleneck sweaters thinking that using words like "preflight" somehow makes them cool. Having spent some time with the Quicktime APIs I think I can safely assume that general Mac development is just as retarded.
Dude, I have been trying to find what numerical value kQTAnnoyingLongAssConstantNames _IDontHaveTwentyFingersToTypeThisShit maps to in the Quicktime header files, but haven't had any luck so far.
A lousy bloatware audio/video codec and software package created by Apple.
Hrm, I need another plugin?
Gah! Fuck QuickTime!
A mediocre at best video format that was never the best video format even in the early days when Apple would have had you think otherwise. Generally known for producing lousy grainy video streams on the internet.
Quicktime is an apple product and it shows!
A pointless program made to run movies. Annoys the fucking hell out of you when you accidentally click on it.
Oh shit, this video needs quicktime. Fuck that
A gay-ass media player that you have to install in order to hear the audio on YTMND in Firefox. Also installs stupid iTunes with it.
Quicktime is so gay it's gay.
An annoying virus program.
FUCK YOU QUICKTIME! LET ME EDIT THIS VIDEO!
OH MY GOD I WASTED MY MONEY ON QUICKTIME
THIS IS SHIT! LAUGH OUT LOUD, DON'T EVEN TOUCH MY VIDEOS!
"Did you just download Quicktime?"
"Oh shit... you just ruined your videos."
- Not a video format, but a file container. The container is an open standard that relies on often proprietary codecs to deliver audio and video. Released originally in 1991 for the Macintosh, the underlying container hasn't changed much from its original specifications. This is essential, however - for the backwards compatibility that the platform delivers is unmatched by any other multimedia platform, except for perhaps Xiph.org's Ogg container.
Quicktime is typically known for its proprietary codecs as of Quicktime 3.0 or later
which have been used to deliver audio and video over the Internet. Not known for top-notch streaming quality, the platform since 1999 has more or less been used to deliver progressive-download movies. Such as those found on ign64.ign.com ; the archived IGN Nintendo 64 news website.
Critics would argue that the platform is bloated, although no spyware or malware is distributed. A stand-alone installer is available for those that do not want iTunes, although iTunes is dependent upon the platform. Most of the proprietary codecs have been reverse-engineered, allowing playback in such players as VLC. Recently, Apple has moved away from standards such as Sorenson Video and qDesign music to...