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YouTube, MobileMe uploads coming to QuickTime

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.

by MacNN Staff





  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Wouldn't it make more sense in iMovie, as that is what one uses to capture/edit movies with.

  1. msuper69

    Joined: Dec 1969



    re: testudo But..

    iMovie already has those exact options. Check your facts.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Bzzzzzzzt

    Did I ever say it didn't? I'm just pointing out it seems worthless in Quicktime.

  1. pairof9s

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Bzzzzzt

    Your implication is that QuickTime Player does not allow video capture/editing, which is completely wrong.

    If anything, it's not a worthless addition, but an overdue one. It provides a worthwhile feature to a broader set of applications. It's like adding spell check to TextEdit after it's already been in Pages.

  1. msuper69

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Well, when you say "wouldn't it make more sense in iMovie", that implies that iMovie doesn't currently have the capability. If you had said "it makes more sense in iMovie", then I wouldn't have said anything.

  1. impaler

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iMovie vs. QuickTime

    I have made movies in both iMovie and QuickTime, and I've found QuickTime movies are more reasonable in size. I like having the option.

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