Friday, December 2, 2011

QuickTime History

Tony Smith notes that QuickTime is now 20 years old (via Jonathan Rentzsch):

Looking back, it's easy to dismiss the early QuickTime – with its tiny image size and scratchy, low bit-rate sound – as a gimmick, but the technology was genuinely ground-breaking at the time of its release. Computers had shown video before, but not without some very expensive add-on technology. This was the first time video could be done on an ordinary home machine.

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