QuickTime is more than a movie player - it is a complete media
API. It has an installed base of over 100 million and is a mature,
well maintained framework. This means that it has an extremely
stable codebase and is widely deployed and tested on a variety of
machines. Secondly it provides quality support for different media
formats. You will find that many other technologies list a large
number of media formats but provide only token support for each of
When installing or updating QuickTime you'll need to select a
'full' or 'authoring' install.
ImageGlue is designed to work with QuickTime 4.1.2 or later. We
recommend using QuickTime 5.0 or later as it contains optimizations
for high speed processing of memory based images. Installing
QuickTime on your server will make your applications faster, higher
quality and more memory efficient.
Under some circumstances it may not be possible for you to
install QuickTime on the server. ImageGlue will work in the absence
of QuickTime but some features will not be available. Most
- only the copy mode will be available when drawing
- movie file formats (e.g. AVI) will not be converted
- dithering will be disabled
If you would like more information on QuickTime the QuickTime
Specification is a good starting point.