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Old April 29th, 2005, 03:00 PM   #1
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High Definition QuickTime trailers

I just noticed that there are now several high definition 720p and 1080p trailers up on the Apple trailer page. QuickTime 7 for Macintosh is required.

http://www.apple.com/trailers
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Old April 29th, 2005, 03:14 PM   #2
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Holy s**t!

I was watching the other trailers about 2 hours ago and they looked to me like HD-ish. But, those new trailers are AMAZING!!!!!

TOTALLY SHOCKING AMAZING!! This is incredible! HD video just streamed on my Mac after about 5 seconds and it's REALLY HD!

The audio is 5.1 too!! My speakers are smoking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is probably the single most important day in video (to me) since I started working with streaming video back in 1995!!! Let it be known in the techie world that April 29th, 2005 I just streamed full resolution 720p HD video in less than 5 seconds!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've waited 10 years for this day...how sweet it is! People back them told me that full screen (NTSC) video was impossible on the Internet. Now we have streaming 720p HD video. I feel like contacting all the people who gave me c**p back then and telling them to "see it and weep!" lol

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Holy s**t - PART II

Download the 1080p clips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old April 29th, 2005, 05:10 PM   #3
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The quality is amazing. And another interesting thing . . .

The trailers are playing through the iTunes music store . . .

Cringley may be right after all . ..
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Old May 10th, 2005, 12:50 AM   #4
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Works with Windows

I was able to view them with Quicktime 6.5.2 on my PC with Windows XP.
Even though they were labeled as needing 7.0 for Mac, they worked for me. Of course, it took several minutes to load each small version over dial-up and a fullscreen would probably have taken 45 minutes or more. But, with broadband, it could have been done "quickly". The fact that it functioned at all with dial-up, is significant. I've got good eyes and the small-screen quality was pretty sharp, with no motion artifacts. I piped the audio by analog to my 7.1 surround setup and it sounded very good. Maybe I should respond to the 3 pieces of junk mail my cable provider sends me each week and take their broadband offer-----or not-----I may wait till I have some HD footage of my own, to send >out<.
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Old May 10th, 2005, 08:02 AM   #5
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Whoa, I've had broadband for 7 years! Dial-up is evil!
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Old May 10th, 2005, 01:38 PM   #6
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J. Stephen,

Are you sure you weren't watching the standard trailers? Only the four trailers listed under "High Definition Trailers" are in the new MPEG-4 HD format requiring QuickTime 7. They won't load for me under QuickTime 6.5.2; all I get is a message in the QuickTime player saying version 7 is required.

They're all 720p or 1080p weighing in over a hundred megabytes. No small versions methinks. If it there was a small version then by that virtue it couldn't be HD.

Try these clips: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/hdgallery. If these play for you then I really want that QuickTime version 6.5.2 you've got!
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Old May 10th, 2005, 07:52 PM   #7
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Ditto. Those 4 HD trailers only work on Mac and you have to download QT7. I tried them on my iBook and they ran very choppy due to the crappy video card. Can't wait when they release Windows QT7 so I'll be able to run them on my much faster PC.
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Old May 10th, 2005, 08:25 PM   #8
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Same here; tried what J Stephen says and nothing. Can't wait to see it though!
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Old May 10th, 2005, 10:35 PM   #9
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J. Stephen,

Are you sure you weren't watching the standard trailers? Only the four trailers listed under "High Definition Trailers" are in the new MPEG-4 HD format requiring QuickTime 7. They won't load for me under QuickTime 6.5.2; all I get is a message in the QuickTime player saying version 7 is required.

They're all 720p or 1080p weighing in over a hundred megabytes. No small versions methinks. If it there was a small version then by that virtue it couldn't be HD.

Try these clips: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/hdgallery. If these play for you then I really want that QuickTime version 6.5.2 you've got!
It's hard to say what I was actually seeing on those trailers. However, the small window was in 16:9 and the image filled it without letterboxing. The group of trailers I accessed was in a group that was labeled as needing 7.0 for Mac. I went to the trailer link you provided and the pop-up appeared, saying 7.0 was required and blocking its use. But, it also said that 7.0 for Windows was coming. I got the Quicktime 6.5.2 update on that website. It came with the iTunes program I downloaded from it. I had 6.5.0 before that.

Dial-up makes it harder for hackers to get to you. Having an always-open broadband connection is like leaving your front door open, thinking you're secure because you've got a good burglar alarm (or firewall) installed. I have throw-out switches on my phone line and power supply and never leave them connected when I'm not actively online. Even if someone lays an adware on me that would have my modem dialing porno phone lines (this actually happened before my Spy Sweeper revealed it), there's no way it could be used if I'm not connected. Even though that piece of adware was apparently on my computer for several months, not one call was ever able to be made by it.
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Old May 11th, 2005, 08:33 AM   #10
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Dial-up makes it harder for hackers to get to you. Having an always-open broadband connection is like leaving your front door open, thinking you're secure because you've got a good burglar alarm (or firewall) installed. I have throw-out switches on my phone line and power supply and never leave them connected when I'm not actively online.
You could easily do the same thing with broadband. I could turn off the power on my cable modem right now and no one in cyberspace would know I existed. All I have to do is reach over and press the button (or unplug it if I really wanted to be sure). Then there would be no way anyone could hack into my computer. But between a hardware SPI (stateful packet inspection) firewall in my router, software firewalls on all computers plus up to date antivirus, combined with antispyware (and avoiding use of Internet Explorer/Outlook), I haven't found a need to shut off the connection. But it would be no trouble at all to shut off a broadband connection if one wanted to, so it's really no reason to stay with dialup.
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Old May 11th, 2005, 12:17 PM   #11
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How did this go from High Def to Virus? I miss something? :/
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How did this go from High Def to Virus? I miss something? :/
It was the statement of the "dial-up" connection. To which I say, I've had my computers on broadband for 6 years and never had a single problem. USE A ROUTER with a hardware firewall built in! I've even left one of my Mac's online unprotected for months without any problems (and it was never turned off during that time).

Back on topic though, I tried the trailers and got the same Version 7 request. Since I need to have a stable, working FCP system there's no way I'm going to update anything until I buy the whole upgrade suite (which will probably come on a new computer with Tiger). I can imagine it looks stunning. Apple has always had the best video on the web and since it's HD now I'll bet it's just unbelievable. I can't wait to see it.
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