QuickTime is a multimedia player for all program functions, and supports all kinds of media types: audio, video, pictures and virtual reality movies. In Mac OS X, the product is included as standard, while the Windows platform is available as a package and integrated with iTunes.
Visually appealing and easy to use
QuickTime plays two important roles in the media industry. First, it is a media player; which can be used to playback MPEG, MP3, H.264, 3GPP, AAC, JPEG, BMP, PNG, high quality, to name the most important.
The interface is very professional and easy to understand for beginners and advanced users. It is not the most complex multimedia player in its class, that is for sure. It offers basic playback controls (play / pause / resume) that most players have.
A guide for other media players
But QuickTime is linked to many Web browsers. You’ve probably already found some sites because it requires QuickTime to play back video. But the idea of using it as your primary video player when there are other much more powerful than it can not be a concept that works for all users.
The second concept behind it (in addition to being a media player) is that it functions as a multimedia architecture for third party applications. In other words, the software is built on top of QuickTime, using their knowledge to manage media content.
New features in QuickTime 7 Player for Windows:
H.264 video playback. Watch movies created with this codec modern, standards-based, with outstanding image quality.
Surround sound. With QuickTime 7, your PC, and surround speakers, you can enjoy the full effect of your game or movie surround sound.
New and improved playback controls. Easily change settings including jog shuttle, playback speed, bass, treble, and balance.
Zero-configuration streaming. QuickTime automatically determines the optimal Internet connection speed and reconnects dropped connections has.
Live resize. Playback continues without you change the size of the QuickTime Player window
New features in QuickTime 7 Pro for Windows:
Create H.264 video. Create amazing looking video for any use, from 3G for mobile devices to HD.
Creating surround sound. Create a rich multimedia experience by adding multichannel audio to your movie.
Floating controls. Easy access to functions like pause, play, fast forward and backward while watching movies in full screen.
Exporter context. Export your movie in the background and continue with your next playback or editing task.
Improved creation sequences. The new properties of the sequence facilitates the creation of simple and effective sequences.
Automate with VB Script. Automate your QuickTime workflow with native VB Scripting Support in QuickTime 7. Developers can also use VB Script to access the new QuickTime ActiveX control for creating custom multimedia applications.