Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 12:09:01 -0500
From: Michael D Flaminio (
Subject: [NEWS] Apple Brings QuickTime to Java
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It’s been rumored for a while, and now Apple has announced the
of QuickTime for Java. QT for Java is a developer framework for easily
adding multimedia playback, authoring and publishing capabilities to Java
software. QuickTime for Java will significantly increase Java’s acceptance
in new media markets and enable delivery of compelling interactive
to Java customers.

QuickTime for Java allows developers to write Java programs that
incorporate QuickTime content and functionality. Java developers will now
have unlimited access to QuickTime’s rich support for digital media,
including graphics, sound, video, text, music, VR and 3D. Additionally,
they will be able to deliver high-quality video and audio using QuickTime
3’s compression technologies, which ensure outstanding fidelity even at
low bit-rates.

“QuickTime is the industry standard in digital media and digital video,
and has delivered ground-breaking capabilities to the Macintosh and
Windows platforms,” said Avie Tevanian, vice president of Software
Engineering at Apple. “Integrating QuickTime with Java will not only
new doors for QuickTime, it will also allow the creation of truly
interactive software by the Java community.”

Licensing and Availability

A developer release of QuickTime for Java is now available. For
information on how to get the software, visit the QuickTime website at