The QuickTime Player and Plug-in

“The QuickTime team came up with a revolutionary notion—the ability to capture video in real time using inexpensive video-capture hardware and edit it right on the Macintosh. It brought the power of movie creation to the masses.”

Dawn C. Chmielewski3

QuickTime has two primary playing components: the QuickTime Player and the QuickTime Plug-in (in addition, an ActiveX component comes into play for Internet Explorer 5.5 and above on the Windows platform; see Chapter 8 for more details). These components are placed on your hard drive at the time of installation. The QuickTime Plug-in will install itself automatically into any browser you have installed, such as Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. ...

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