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File Interchange Handbook by Brad Gilmer

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8.1INTRODUCTION

QuickTime is a digital multimedia technology developed and maintained by Apple Computer, Inc. It comprises a file format, a set of applications and plug-ins, and a software library with an application programming interface. The applications, plug-ins, and software library help computers perform a variety of multimedia operations on most of the media data formats in use. The file format defines how the information that QuickTime handles is stored and transmitted.

The basic unit of QuickTime information is the movie. A QuickTime movie is a data structure that contains the instructions and metadata required to access and present digital ...

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