[censored].<br><br>Fortunately I found that in the Advanced tab of the Quicktime System Preferences panel there is a checkbox for "Show legacy encoders".<br><br>So, Apple believes that Sorenson is legacy now? Talk about a slap in the face for that company. I sometimes have problems playing H.264 movies in applications (even Apple's own Keynote), but Sorenson plays smoothly in anything. A little larger files, of course, but plays like butter. And, quite frankly Apple, not everything is designed to go onto the web. I don't give a [censored] about size of files anymore. Space is dirt cheap.<br><br>I don't know what it is with their little checkboxes in Quicktime preferences lately. Recently they came to their senses and removed the checkbox to "enable Quicktime to play Flash movies". Did they think there were people out there that were pissed off because Quicktime could play flash movies?? <br><br>
Fixing things that aren't broken again, eh?!<br><br>I never understood the "play Flash movies in Quicktime" option. The only place I ever come across Flash is in a Web browser, for which anyone with a browser already has Flash installed by default.<br><br>Codecs are a mixed bag for me. I hate to see them lose (or in this case "hide") a codec, but I wish they would settle on a single codec for the Web that every company would adhere to - you know, a standard. I don't expect MS to adhere to that standard because that would go against everything that company stands for and has done for the last 15 years...<br><br>
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I don't expect MS to adhere to that standard because that would go against everything that company stands for and has done for the last 15 years...<p><hr></blockquote><p>But Giz, M$ is the standard. If you're not compatible with M$, you're just not...er...compatible<br><br>[/sarcasm]<br><br>Who serves his fellows, is of his fellows greatest - Chingachgook (by legend) <br><br>Scout
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>The only place I ever come across Flash is in a Web browser, for which anyone with a browser already has Flash installed by default.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Because a lot of applications on the Mac (i.e. Keynote) use underlying Quicktime for decoding of video it broke them as well. It took me quite a while to figure out why the heck my flash movies in Keynote suddenly went dead.<br><br>And that's what really killed me about that little button. It was turned off by default! <br><br>
Is this behavior "snobby" or just practical? From a quality perspective, H.264 is significantly better than other codecs previously suppoted by Quicktime. Is H.264 playback really an issue? If so, you're using a computer that is essentially less powerful than an iPod?? Either that, or the size of your movies are very large.<br><br>With that said, now you have to consider whether it's worth licensing 3rd party encoders such as Sorenson in the future. I have no need for it, but that's just me. <br><br>Now, losing legacy decoder abilities would be more of an issue for me.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Is H.264 playback really an issue? If so, you're using a computer that is essentially less powerful than an iPod??<p><hr></blockquote><p>I'm using last year's 2.33 GHz dual core MacBook Pro to run Keynote presentations from. My iPod is pretty bitchin', but I think I would probably still give the nod to the MB Pro in power. No?<br><br>
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What the crap kinda video are you running to choke a MBP?? I run 1080p h.264 video on my 2.16ghz iMac and it does just fine. It may slow down to like 28fps in some VERY complicated scenes ...but that's at the native res of my huge ass 24" screen. <br><br>zweisoft<br>
I don't understand the problem either. The movies run just fine on the MBP in stand-alone Quicktime player.<br><br>Its only when its hooked to a VGA projector, mirrored and the resolution is dropped to either 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600, that Keynote "stutters" when playing some mp4 encoded videos that have been embedded into the presentation. Not every single one, but enough that I was able to correlate it with the type of codec.<br><br>Encoding with Sorenson does not produce any problems, so I've been using those for the past year or so.<br><br>Its not a hardware thing, its probably Keynote, but my rant started because Apple is slowly getting rid of my work-around to a problem with their own software.<br><br>
Loc: Near an iPad
hmmm ...sounds like it may be doing a lot of extra processing in real time to get that video spit out correctly. <br><br>I've never messed with keynote, so I'm not much help in that department.<br><br>zweisoft<br>
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