Few Windows developers realize how much they can do with Apple’s QuickTime. They can enable applications with media playback, A/V capture and editing, format conversion, video creation -- even let users navigate panoramas and 3D objects. They can do it using familiar tools (VB, C#, Delphi). And, with the new Apple QuickTime Control, they can do much of it without complex API coding. John Cromie, who helped architect that control, will show you how.
You’ll get comfortable by creating a simple media player; tour QuickTime’s object model; master QuickTime events and metadata. Next, you’ll put QuickTime to work in three sample apps: a multi-format media browser; a script to automate media production workflow; and an Access database that stores and plays movies. There’s plenty of sample code, plus a concise reference section: all you need to “think different” about media from now on. Bill Camarda, from the March 2006 Read Only