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Quicktime for Linux

Quicktime for Linux lets you read and write Quicktime movies using several codecs. There are many Quicktime libraries for Linux; this one emphasizes reliability and accuracy while not stressing economy. Also included are frontends to several of the codecs which don't require Quicktime encapsulation, header dump, chunk extraction, and recovery tools.

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  •  02 Jul 2006 23:44

    Release Notes: Selectively caching GOP frames to speed up reverse playback. Library upgrades for x264 and ffmpeg.

    •  12 Sep 2005 22:50

      Release Notes: H.264 encoding and decoding is here. MPEG-4 Video/MPEG-4 Audio encoding has finally been standardized to play back on the commercial players for Windows.

      •  13 Aug 2004 01:27

        Release Notes: Write buffering is now only enabled for writing headers. Floating point color conversions were added to support more editing capabilities. There is now H.263 decoding.

        •  11 May 2004 21:14

          Release Notes: This release has decoding of compressed headers and mp4v decoding. Sorenson Video 1 and 3 playback is supported through ffmpeg.

          •  11 Feb 2004 19:57

            Release Notes: A memory leak in raw.c with temp_rows has been removed. RLE decoding has been added.

            Recent comments

            19 Mar 2001 05:40 TheWhinger

            Some common codecs appear broken
            With version 1.3 of Quicktime4Linux creating files with some of the standard formats, such as RGB uncompressed creates movies that become unplayable with tools such as xanim (reports that the clip has no length), although Quicktime for Windows and XMovie seems happy with them.

            Version 1.2 does not have this problem.

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