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Mac OS by Paul McFedries

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9. Playing and Managing Movies and Digital Video

Playing Digital Video with QuickTime

Apple’s QuickTime is the technology your Mac uses to handle dynamic data. Dynamic data simply means data that changes over time. This includes video, audio, and other such media. In fact, QuickTime technology and the QuickTime framework enable all the iLife applications, including iTunes. Without QuickTime, using Mac OS X wouldn’t be nearly as interesting as it is.

Under Mac OS X, except for viewing QuickTime movies on your computer and on the Web, you likely won’t deal with QuickTime directly very often. But, in addition to knowing how to handle those tasks, you should have a good understanding of the QuickTime technology.

Since its introduction, Apple’s ...

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