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Chapter 10. Graphics: What's Wrong with ... > QuickTime: Movies, Video, and More

QuickTime: Movies, Video, and More

These days, graphics on the Mac means more than just the two-dimensional pictures so far emphasized in this chapter. It means 3-D graphics, animated graphics, QuickTime movies and more. No longer content with having popularized "desktop publishing," Apple now is pushing for "desktop video" as the hot new graphics technology of the start of the new century. What follows is a general overview of these emerging technologies together with specific troubleshooting issues.

Apple's QuickTime is the technology that started it all. It is the major way for viewing "movies" on your Mac. Viewing QuickTime movies requires that the QuickTime software be installed in your System Folder. Make sure you have the latest version, as Apple is constantly improving this file. As of this writing, the current version of QuickTime is 4.x.


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