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Chapter 2. Useful Tiger Applications and... > Multimedia Playback: QuickTime 7

Multimedia Playback: QuickTime 7

QuickTime is Apple's digital media engine that processes everything from MIDI to movies and still images. If you've viewed streaming media online or downloaded and viewed movie files on your computer, chances are you've used QuickTime. Tiger introduces QuickTime 7, including advanced payment-required Pro features, the H.264 codec for improved video quality with higher compression rates, and a new streamlined interface.

Setting Up QuickTime

There are two places you're most likely to run into QuickTime media—through the QuickTime player and via a web browser. Before you can use either, you should first configure QuickTime through its System Preferences pane. Failing to do this might cause your system to display the lowest-quality video streams. Open System Preferences click the QuickTime icon to configure your QuickTime settings.


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