QuickTime

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QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity.wikipedia
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QuickTime VR

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QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity.
QuickTime VR (also known as QTVR) is an image file format developed by Apple Inc. for QuickTime, and discontinued along with QuickTime 7.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard

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First made in 1991, the latest Mac version, QuickTime X, is currently available on Mac OS X Snow Leopard and newer.
Apple strengthened Mac OS X by implementing stack protection, and sandboxing more Mac OS X components such as the H.264 decoder in QuickTime and browser plug-ins as a separate process in Safari.

Apple Video

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Apple Video is a lossy video compression and decompression algorithm (codec) developed by Apple Inc. and first released as part of QuickTime 1.0 in 1991.

Cinepak

This added the SuperMac-developed Cinepak vector-quantization video codec (initially known as Compact Video).
Cinepak is a lossy video codec developed by Peter Barrett at SuperMac Technologies, and released in 1991 with the Video Spigot, and then in 1992 as part of Apple Computer's QuickTime video suite.

Core Audio Format

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The Core Audio Format is a container for storing audio, developed by Apple Inc. It is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and higher; Mac OS X 10.3 needs QuickTime 7 to be installed.

QuickTime Graphics

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QuickTime Graphics is a lossy video compression and decompression algorithm (codec) developed by Apple Inc. and first released as part of QuickTime 1.x in the early 1990s.

Digital video

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QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity.
QuickTime, Apple Computer's multimedia framework appeared in June 1991.

Motion JPEG

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It is natively supported by the QuickTime Player, the PlayStation console, and web browsers such as Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge.

Qtch

QTCH (.qtch) is a filetype used by QuickTime to store audio or video files streamed from a server on the client's computer hard drive.

Mac OS X Lion

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As of Mac OS X Lion, the underlying media framework for QuickTime, QTKit, was deprecated in favor of a newer graphics framework, AVFoundation, and completely discontinued as of macOS Catalina.

QuickTime File Format

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The native file format for QuickTime video, QuickTime File Format, specifies a multimedia container file that contains one or more tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data: audio, video, effects, or text (e.g. for subtitles).
QuickTime File Format (QTFF) is a computer file format used natively by the QuickTime framework.

Apple Lossless

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For example, iTunes can export audio in WAV, AIFF, MP3, AAC, and Apple Lossless.
The software for encoding into ALAC files, Apple Lossless Encoder, was introduced into the Mac OS X Core Audio framework on April 28, 2004 together with the QuickTime 6.5.1 update; thus making it available in iTunes since version 4.5 and above, and its replacement; the Music application.

Mac OS 9

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PictureViewer is a component of QuickTime for Microsoft Windows and the Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9 operating systems.
Apple billed Mac OS 9 as including "50 new features" and heavily marketed its Sherlock 2 software, which introduced a "channels" feature for searching different online resources and introduced a QuickTime-like metallic appearance.

MacOS Sierra

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QuickTime X on later versions of macOS support cut, copy and paste functions similarly to the way QuickTime 7 Pro did; the interface has been significantly modified to simplify these operations, however.
Safari conceals the presence of installed "legacy" plug-ins, such as Adobe Flash Player, Java applets, Microsoft Silverlight, and QuickTime – from websites and requires the user to enable a specific plug-in on a per-use or per-website basis.

Multimedia framework

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QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity.

IPod

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Fifth- and sixth-generation iPod Classics, as well as third-generation iPod Nanos, can additionally play MPEG-4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC) and QuickTime video formats, with restrictions on video dimensions, encoding techniques and data rates.

QDesign

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Apple also licensed several third-party technologies for inclusion in QuickTime 3.0, including the Sorenson Video codec for advanced video compression, the QDesign Music codec for substantial audio compression, and the complete Roland Sound Canvas instrument set and GS Format extensions for improved playback of MIDI music files.
QDesign licensed the initial version of the codec and hired the initial developer to create what would become the official audio compression in Apple Computer's QuickTime v3.

Quartz Compositor

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The bitmap output from Quartz 2D, OpenGL, Core Image, QuickTime, or other process is written to a specific memory location, or backing store.

Video for Windows

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This is especially true on hardware devices, such as the Sony PSP and various DVD players; on the software side, most DirectShow / Video for Windows codec packs include a MP4 parser, but not one for MOV.
It was developed as a reaction to Apple Computer's QuickTime technology, which added digital video to the Macintosh platform.

Motion JPEG 2000

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It in turn is used as the basis for other multimedia file formats (for example 3GP, Motion JPEG 2000).
Motion JPEG 2000 (MJ2 or MJP2) is a file format for motion sequences of JPEG 2000 images and associated audio, based on the MP4/QuickTime format.

Apple TV

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QuickTime X does not have this limitation, but many Apple products (such as Apple TV) still use the older QuickTime 7 engine.
There is an Apple TV export option in QuickTime which allows content in some formats that the device does not support to be easily re-encoded.

Advanced Systems Format

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With additional QuickTime Components, it can also support ASF, DivX Media Format, Flash Video, Matroska, Ogg, and many others.
This is similar to the function performed by the QuickTime, AVI, or Ogg container formats.

Advanced Audio Coding

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For example, iTunes can export audio in WAV, AIFF, MP3, AAC, and Apple Lossless.
Mac OS X supports AAC via the QuickTime libraries.

Sorenson Media

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Apple also licensed several third-party technologies for inclusion in QuickTime 3.0, including the Sorenson Video codec for advanced video compression, the QDesign Music codec for substantial audio compression, and the complete Roland Sound Canvas instrument set and GS Format extensions for improved playback of MIDI music files.
One of the company's best known products is the Sorenson Video codec licensed to Apple Inc. for their QuickTime 3.0 software.

3ivx

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Advanced Simple Profile (ASP) features, like B-frames, were unsupported (in contrast with, for example, encoders such as XviD or 3ivx).
3ivx provided plugins to allow the MPEG-4 data stream to be wrapped by the Microsoft ASF and AVI transports, as well as Apple's QuickTime transport.