[nycbug-talk] August Meeting

marco at metm.org marco
Mon Jun 14 13:06:39 EDT 2004

On Mon, Jun 14, 2004 at 12:38:22PM -0400, Bob Ippolito wrote:
> The registration fee for QuickTime Pro is really because it allows you 
> to easily edit+encode video.  Full screen playback probably should be 
> included in the basic version, but nobody is stopping you from using 
> another application.  The QuickTime API doesn't particularly care 
> whether or not you are registered, a third party front-end could easily 
> offer such functionality without having to re-implement the hard stuff.

Full Screen Playback worked in the older (OS9) default versions of
QuickTime.  The Pro fee used to be necessary only to unlock the editing
functionality you mention.

These kinds of random decisions from marketing at apple.com are what drive
me crazy about that platform.  There are numerous other more serious but
similar cases of losing functionality through an 'upgrade'. 

Of course, if you have infinite money you enjoy throwing at a system you
can't control, these types of manipulations won't upset you :)


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