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Part IV: The Technologies of Mac OS X > Sound, Movies, Speech, and Handwriting

Chapter 14. Sound, Movies, Speech, and Handwriting

For years, as other computer companies whipped themselves into a frenzy trying to market one multimedia computer or another, Mac fans just smiled. Macs have been capable of displaying sound and graphics—no add-on sound, graphics, or video boards required—from day one, years before the word multimedia was even coined.

The Mac's superiority at handling sound and video continues in Mac OS X. Quick- Time, for example, is software that lets you play digital movies on your screen and watch live "streaming" broadcasts from the Internet. This chapter covers both creative pursuits: creating and using sound, and playing and editing movies.


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