Media praise for QuickTime for Java: A Developer's Notebook
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"The steps are shown on how to build your own QuickTime using Java and it shows lots of stuff not found elsewhere. When things break you will now be able to know why and what to do about them (okay, at least you will be able to see the man behind the curtain!). The word would be 'demystify.'
"...Or suppose we wanted to write the application in Java instead; is there a good tutorial on capturing sound and video data using QuickTime for Java? I dunno; or rather, I didn't until I got ahold of a copy of a new book in the O'Reilly Developer's Notebook series, QuickTime for Java(TM): A Developer's Notebook by Chris Adamson. In that book, Chris shows how to develop a Java application that captures video and sound data from, for example, an iSight camera. What's amazing about this is that Apple has explicitly claimed not to support sequence grabbing in QuickTime for Java versions 6.1 and later (while tantalizing us with the suggestion that "it may be provided in future releases"). Chris figured out the magic necessary to get things to work and delivers a working Java-based capture tool. Very nice. What's even nicer is that the entire book is a thoroughly readable tutorial on using Java to develop QuickTime applications. "
-- , MacTech
"Get your virtual hands dirty digging into the QuickTime code and play the cross-platform game with Java. This is a fun book for codesters who want to dip their toes into the QuickTime/Java pool."
--Robert Pritchett, MacCompanion, May 2005