updated 02:55 pm EDT, Mon April 27, 2009
Video uploads in QT X
The next version of QuickTime, QuickTime X, should incorporate features for uploading directly to media sharing sites, people experienced with the current beta say. The video playback software is described as having a new "Share" menu, offering the ability to upload to YouTube without a separate encoder or browser. Options should also include uploading to MobileMe Galleries, the only requirement for any upload being login info.
The Share menu is also said to encompass options formerly situated under Export, such as converting to formats suitable for iPhones, iPods or Apple TVs. Output video is automatically added to the local iTunes library, where it can be synced with Apple hardware.
The feature may symbolize an extension of Apple's close relationship with Google, which already has Maps and YouTube applications preloaded on the iPhone and iPod touch. Export to YouTube has been a staple of iMovie since the 2008 release.