Quicktime X to have YouTube support?

It appears that Quicktime X will have built in support for YouTube judging by a screenshot discovered by Apple Insider.

According to Apple Insider, "The application will let users take any supported video file and upload it directly to YouTube. Users will be prompted to enter their YouTube username and password, and QuickTime X Player will take care of the rest. This includes converting the movie into a file optimized for the video sharing service and then uploading it to the appropriate user account."

With the 2009 WWDC getting closer, and the release date for Snow Leopard right around the corner, we're waiting to hear what else Apple may have in store. Stay tuned.

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artzm said,
Apple needs to find something other than cats, X's and i's.

Microsoft needs to find something other than mountains, years, and numbers.

See, that silly statement works both ways.

How about making Quicktime better on Windows? huh?
With Flash and Silverlight catching up on H.264/VC-1/AAC decoding, Quicktime will slowly fade out imo.

That would be nice but I dunno, I think the idea is to deliberatly cripple the Windows version to "encourage" people to switch to a Mac :P. MS are just as guilty of this.

I'm also pretty sure Apple will continue to charge for a "pro" version of the Windows version and leave it free as announced for OSX. Considering they make iPod Touch owners pay for free firmware updates...

Big deal, it's taken apple a while to catch up on this one.

Now that .mov files are supported natively in WMP 12 (Windows 7) is there any reason for Windows users to install quicktime at all??

ThomMcK said,
Big deal, it's taken apple a while to catch up on this one.

Now that .mov files are supported natively in WMP 12 (Windows 7) is there any reason for Windows users to install quicktime at all??

WMP12 can't play all Quicktime video files, it will play the common ones but not the HD ones (from my experience with it). This is going by WMP12 in the Win7 Beta, if MS have improved the Quicktime support since the beta then that is great.

Xerxes said,
WMP12 can't play all Quicktime video files, it will play the common ones but not the HD ones (from my experience with it). This is going by WMP12 in the Win7 Beta, if MS have improved the Quicktime support since the beta then that is great.

Plays hd trailers from apple.com just fine right out of the box for me.

John Freeman said,
Plays hd trailers from apple.com just fine right out of the box for me.

Doesn't for me but once again, I'm running the (now pretty old) public beta build so maybe that is why? oh well, I'll just give it another go in RC1 next week once it officially releases to the public (as I'd rather get it from the official channels).

Xerxes said,
That would be nice but I dunno, I think the idea is to deliberatly cripple the Windows version to "encourage" people to switch to a Mac :P. MS are just as guilty of this.

Actually, Microsoft is far more guilty. They don't (and haven't for a long time) offered an up to date version of Media Player for Mac.

ThomMcK
Big deal, it's taken apple a while to catch up on this one.

How so? Last I looked, Microsoft doesn't have built-in YouTube support in Windows Media Player.

And for the record, it's only the .mov container that Windows 7 is adding support for. If the video codec used in the container isn't one that is already supported in Windows, then it still won't play (i.e., older versions of Quicktime files). Quicktime on the Mac has acted the same way with .avi files for ages.

Kirkburn said,
5 seconds of Googling gave me this: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsme...components.mspx

Which, tbh, I'd prefer over having to install another player.


Perhaps if you actually read that, you'd see that it is FAR from being up to date.

Playback Features
Supported Audio Codecs

â€Â¢ Windows Media Audio 9

â€Â¢ Windows Media Audio 9 Professional

â€Â¢ Windows Media Audio 9 Lossless

â€Â¢ ISO MPEG Layer 3 (MP3)

â€Â¢ Microsoft G.726

â€Â¢ Microsoft IMA ADPCM

â€Â¢ Microsoft G.711 aLaw

â€Â¢ Microsoft G.711 uLaw

â€Â¢ Microsoft ADPCM


Supported Video Codecs

â€Â¢ Windows Media Video 9

â€Â¢ Windows Media Video 9 Advanced (VC-1)

â€Â¢ Windows Media Video 8

â€Â¢ Windows Media Video 7

â€Â¢ ISO MPEG-4, versions 1.0 and 1.1

â€Â¢ Microsoft MPEG-4, versions 2 and 3

â€Â¢ Microsoft Motion JPEG


Notice no mention of anything beyond Windows Media 9? That's because the last time it was updated was September of last year (and that was only a bug-fix update, no new features have been added in years). It doesn't support DRM'd media either. Not only that, but it isn't actually made by Microsoft, they simply link to it from their Mac download page. That would be equivalent to Apple offering a link to Quicktime Alternative for Windows users.

So, I reiterate what I said: Microsoft is far more guilty of this than Apple.

roadwarrior said,


Perhaps if you actually read that, you'd see that it is FAR from being up to date.


Perhaps if you did five seconds of research, you'd realise that this is for a reason.

roadwarrior said,
Notice no mention of anything beyond Windows Media 9?


That's because the last version of the WMA and WMV formats was Series 9. Just because Microsoft releases a new player doesn't mean they have to make a new format as well.

roadwarrior said,
It doesn't support DRM'd media either.


Well, duh, nor does WMP's AAC support.

roadwarrior said,
Not only that, but it isn't actually made by Microsoft, they simply link to it from their Mac download page.


Just like how Apple advertised Microsoft Office back when all they had was AppleWorks?
This isn't exactly unprecedented, y'know.

roadwarrior said,
So, I reiterate what I said: Microsoft is far more guilty of this than Apple.


Somehow, you've failed to convince me.