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Apple releases QuickTime 6.5.1

updated 07:10 am EDT, Wed April 28, 2004

QuickTime 6.5.1

Apple has posted , which delivers enhanced support for iTunes and other QuickTime-based applications for Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later.




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  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Allellullia!!

    Allellullia!!Allellullia!!Allellullia!!Allellullia!!

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Hopefully...

    ...the AAC improvements are on the decompression side rather than requiring the re-ripping of existing libraries to improve quality...?

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    OOOPS!

    The damn thing killed my AirPort!

    No signal. My AirPort network doesn't even show up in the signal menu. The Airport Setup Assistant can't find it either.

    What's with Apple these days? No more QC before software releases?
    Are iPods the ONLY thing that matters anymore?

  1. gwarana

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    no Software Update?

    Is there a reason why I have to download Quicktime, iMovie, and iTunes update manually? Usually Apple's updates appear in Software Update first, *then* go to the web. I even tried to update Quicktime from the Quicktime module in System Preferences, and it said no updates were available. Eh?

  1. Dakar

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Updates?

    I don't see them either on the downloads page or SU...WTF?

  1. wlinder

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I had bad AirPort too.

    I had the same problem. Being an early adopter (guinea pig or beta tester, if you prefer), I downloaded it. The first image had problems during verification. I tried it again. Same problem. So, being the imaptient type, I just skipped verification. The image mounted and I started the install. The install, of course, failed. I restarted and my System was hosed. If I launched an app, I got the menu bar, and there I could see my AirPort was gone. Checked it physically and it seemed fine.
    I had a dock, but no drives or menu bar (Finder did not launch). Luckily, I had my Terminal app in the dock (isn't it great being a geek?), so I downloaded the standalone installer on another computer, transferred it to my trusty USB flash drive, cd'd to it, launched the installer (which downloaded fine, by the way), installed correctly, restarted, and I'm back in business. Fun times, eh?

  1. pdot

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: no Software Update?

    I believe it's a tactic decrease the surge of bandwidth needed. The updates will most likely be up by the end of the day or early tomorrow.

  1. Frogmella

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    oh f***

    i've just spent a month re-ripping all my CDs to AAC - do I need to start again now???

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    Re: oh f***

    It depends on the reasons you had for ripping them. If you just want good quality copies that you can listen to, AAC is fine (so is VBR MP3 encoded with LAME). It's only supported by software players and the iPod, of course, but the same would be true of this new lossless codec.

    If you want archival copies, perhaps with the intention of selling the CDs, then a lossless format is a good idea - you're keeping exactly the data that was on the CDs. The only question is what "Apple Lossless" actually is. I'm hoping it's really one of the open-source lossless codecs that currently exist, probably FLAC. If it's instead some in-house proprietary thing then I don't thing I'd risk using it for an archival format, since you never know when in the future support will disappear and you'll have to reencode (if you can even read them at that point). Too bad Apple hasn't told us more about the format.

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    Re: oh f*** redux

    Oops, you probably meant "do I need to encode them in the new AAC encoder". Since you were happy to do them in a lossy format in the first place, I'd say the question is, are you happy with the way they sound? If you are, then you don't need to change anything. Encoder improvements are a fact of life - MP3 encoders are vastly better than they once were, for instance (and MP3 often gets a bad rap because of all the shoddy encoders in use, including the one in iTunes).

    It's possible that you could retain the same quality you have now at a slightly lower bitrate, saving some space, but that kind of tweaking has little benefit and quickly becomes obsessive. Bottom line, if you're happy with what you've got then you're happy with what you've got, and it doesn't matter what else becomes potentially possible. ;)

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