death to quicktime

Oh thank goodness…remember my complaints about Apple’s QuickTime from years ago? Well, Microsoft finally heard me

Microsoft has some good news for movie fans. If you want to watch .mov files in Windows 7, you don’t need to install Apple’s QuickTime. Bye, bye annoying system tray icon! Adios, Apple update!

I’m not sure if this means that Microsoft is paying Apple some licensing fee, because I don’t know the details behind the file format, but I don’t really care. I still don’t have QuickTime on my laptop now after having reformatted months ago, and I can’t view ytmnd or some movie trailers properly. But I won’t give in.

Microsoft doesn’t do many things right, but I’m pretty excited about Windows 7. Of course, the biggest thing it can do is make people stop unfairly bashing Microsoft’s OS without any real basis. Now, all they need to do is to listen to all of the complaints about Windows Mobile and finally put out a consumer-friendly mobile OS.

4 thoughts on “death to quicktime

  1. Never liked QuickTime.

    Don’t understand the .mov file format. Looks rather complex, nonstandardized, and taxing. I guess it’s good for video editing, but what good is that to the typical viewer. Quoth Wikipedia:

    “Because both the MOV and MP4 containers can use the same MPEG-4 codecs, they are mostly interchangeable in a QuickTime-only environment. However, MP4, being an international standard, has more support.”

    Apple probably recognizes this as the case, as even iPods are made to support mp4 and not mov.

  2. damn yeah!

    if i were given the opportunity to kill the people guy came up with .mov, i’d probably just bash his face in with a shovel and ruin the rest of his miserable farking life.

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