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reeo
09-25-2003, 10:16 PM
I have a win ME system. What version of QT would be best? I know it's a vague question but I'm asking. I just want something simple for web video files. One that doesn't try to load me up with a bunch of options. I had Ver 6 I think, I tried to uninstall just because of complications. The uninstall didn't work, I had to remove manually. Oh one more thing, sometimes the player worked and sometimes it went to the QT picture and did nothing. I would appreciate anyones opinion.

reeo

locustfurnace
09-25-2003, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by reeo@Sep 25 2003, 09:16 PM
Oh one more thing, sometimes the player worked and sometimes it went to the QT picture and did nothing.
Every time I load OT by double-clicking on a .mov file, it will load QT, but not play a movie. This is with QT6. Since I rarely ever have to view a QT movie, can not say which would be the best for you.
I do have QT4 on my Apple, and do not seem to have any problems with it either.
Maybe you might want to consider using QT5.
Have to wait and see if any other members add some input to this thread, because I neither use QT or ME enough to wear it out much.

reeo
09-25-2003, 11:38 PM
Thanks Alpha,

I don't use it very often but last time it loaded a movie then later on it didn't. I wouldn't bother except I do need it once in a while. I'll wait for more opinions.

reeo

Goslow
09-26-2003, 06:38 AM
I have version 5.0.2 running in Win98 worked the few times I used it
there were lots of options during the setup I choose minimal everthing & only associated it with .mov files got it from O.V. even though it says 5.5 there ?? Never tried connecting it to the net just downloaded files, only way I could get to play the cameltoe song lol
How do you extract the sound tract out of a .mov file ? tried ripping it off the sound card but have ended up with a track of my system scream'n in agony.

A?withA? :)

locustfurnace
09-26-2003, 07:21 AM
Originally posted by "Goslow+Sep 26 2003+ 05:38 AM--&#62; (Goslow @ Sep 26 2003, 05:38 AM)"--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE ("Goslow+Sep 26 2003 @ 05:38 AM--&#62; (Goslow @ Sep 26 2003, 05:38 AM)")</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>How do you extract the sound tract out of a .mov file ? [/b]
thats, as far as I know, not a simple thing to do. Since audio tracks can be copy protected in the mov file. Then the audio could be QT or AAC or who knows what.
you could use a program called Sound Recorder, http://www.highcriteria.com/. and play the MOV and record the audio, like the old cassette days of recording from a radio. Not the best way to do it. but possibly one of the only ways to do it.

as i search the net for a solution, i find this suggestion. which might be more involved then you want it to be.

<!--QuoteBegin--"http://forum.digital-digest.com/archive/topic/4254-1.html"
convert mov file to avi (divx preferably file) using the software supplied at divx-digest.com (check software section) and vcdhelp.com (under conversion) or a screen capture software. If all goes well, open the file in virtualdub and then save the audio only. In virtualdub you can select mp3 format for audio if you like. Adobe Premiere might be able to do this (it should be better).
MOV to AVI conversion is not perfect or always reliable.[/quote]

as the person says, "MOV to AVI conversion is not perfect or always reliable", that is because of the copy-protection on some of the MOV files.

doesreallymatter?
11-02-2003, 04:41 PM
Quicktime alternative is a good hassle-free choice.
http://www.k-litecodecpack.com/

Guest
11-08-2003, 04:29 AM
Seems that a file called viewer.exe was mysteriously deleted off my computer. When I try to view a jpg pic Windows cannot find it. So does anyone know where I could download this file for Quick time 5?

If that&#39;s not possible, what&#39;s the best thing to get to view pics? I&#39;m not interested viewing movies, don&#39;t want a lot of stuff I&#39;ll never use. I have Win95. Thanks.

Goslow
11-08-2003, 05:07 AM
Originally posted by Guest@Nov 8 2003, 04:29 AM
Seems that a file called viewer.exe was mysteriously deleted off my computer. When I try to view a jpg pic Windows cannot find it. So does anyone know where I could download this file for Quick time 5?

If that&#39;s not possible, what&#39;s the best thing to get to view pics? I&#39;m not interested viewing movies, don&#39;t want a lot of stuff I&#39;ll never use. I have Win95. Thanks.
If its a quicktime file reinstalling quicktime should replace it
for viewing pics irfanview is highly respected read these threads I have to go watch the rugby.

http://www.oldversion.com/talk/index.php?a...t=ST&f=2&t=1424 (http://www.oldversion.com/talk/index.php?act=ST&f=2&t=1424)

http://www.oldversion.com/talk/index.php?a...t=ST&f=3&t=1382 (http://www.oldversion.com/talk/index.php?act=ST&f=3&t=1382)

locustfurnace
11-09-2003, 11:47 PM
Originally posted by Guest@Nov 8 2003, 04:29 AM
Seems that a file called viewer.exe was mysteriously deleted off my computer.
It most likely did not get deleted, just the association has been changed by installing something else which overwrote the association, you can try clicking on an image, then right click on it, select OPEN WITH, and when presented with the file association box to select the OPEN WITH, you can then look for whatever your preferrence is for viewing jpeg/image files.

I use Firehand Ember, http://www.firehand.com/Ember/index.html to view many pics at once, in a thumbnailed array. A close second to this app is CompuPic, http://www.photodex.com/ you might want to try this, it beats opening 1 pic at a time.

Goslow
11-17-2003, 03:47 AM
Originally posted by locustfurnace@Nov 9 2003, 11:47 PM

I use Firehand Ember, http://www.firehand.com/Ember/index.html to view many pics at once, in a thumbnailed array. A close second to this app is CompuPic, http://www.photodex.com/ you might want to try this, it beats opening 1 pic at a time.Nnnooooooo they want my money ;) but not for 15/30 days phew&#33;&#33;

Irfanview & its plugins will generate thumbnails (dont know if the visual effect of it doing so is a feature but it should be lol) slide show & more... and of course its FREE
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some more small freeware (refuge from bell/whistle) latest realeases but mostly as good as o.v. :)

ArtSee 1.52 (Freeware)
ArtSee is a small slideshow program. It displays JPG files in the selected folder (and subfolders).
http://www.xworks.ca/artsee/index.html Umm couldn&#39;t find the bell/whistle probly with the help&#33; :), Perfect if you just want to glance at some .jpg pics not mess with them, whack in a cd set cd drive as your root exibit folder then when ever you click on artsee shortcut (you have to create one :) ) you get a slideshow of pics off the cd. easy peasy I like it like that

Where&#39;s That Image? 1.1
http://www.btasoftware.com/download.htm
Image file search and display. Quickly look for jpg, bmp and ico files and view them as you go. Many display options. Has slide show, printing and file save options.
File Date Version Size Win32
wti.exe Sept 19 2003 1.10 257,536 bytes DOWNLOAD Win9xNT4MEWin2kXP

Picture Slide Show V3.0 now&#33; (1.2MB)
Picture Slide Show displays graphic files in a folder continuously without you doing anything. You just point it to a folder, say how long to display each picture and then sit back and watch. If a picture is too large for your screen, it is resized to fit. The best part is it&#39;s totally free&#33;
http://www.btinternet.com/~kaptech/Picture...reSlideShow.htm (http://www.btinternet.com/~kaptech/PictureSlideShow.htm)

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FotoArchive 2.51 2.7MB
http://users.hol.gr/~dilos/anistor/softwar...are/FASText.htm (http://users.hol.gr/~dilos/anistor/software/FASText.htm)
Use FotoArchive to divide your image files into Albums and catalog them using the image file (.BMP, .JPG, .GIF, .ICO) itself. No saved thumbnails are used and this can save you valuable disk space
Top Class Stuff for Free

Full featured stuff for free &#33;

Vallen JPegger 4.01 (very pro looking but free &#33;) pats on the back for that company
http://www.vallen.de/freeware/index.html
handy and full featured image viewer (automatic thumbnails, full customizable print support, up to 144 Images per page, twain interface, slide show, screen capture, and more).No installation required, therefore no system changes ONLY 15 supported languages though :)

Image Browser Arctic v4.76
Image Browser Arctic is a multi-functional graphic viewer for Windows.
*no ads, no spyware. 100% freeware*
http://www.uticasoft.com/products/ (mmmh nice wallpaper pic :) worth a vist)
10 reasons why &#33; http://www.uticasoft.com/top.htm

Visualizer IB v.2.5
http://www.freeimagebrowser.com/vib.php
View photos fast and easy.Turn your gallery into a single web page using the built in thumbnail generator.Autorun CD-ROM support included.
play your MP3 files. Add background music to slide show.Compress your photos to small size JPG files. for the web or e-mail attachments.Resize several images at the same time. Add a fixed size for all images in the directory

P3dO Explorer
http://www.senosoft.com/softp3do.php
Explorer-ish image viewer supporting all popular images files formats, plus exclusive 3D formats like the SIM&#39;s, Poser, Vue d&#39;Esprit,...
It features selectable thumbnail image size, slideshow + more...

locustfurnace
11-17-2003, 06:32 AM
Originally posted by Goslow+Nov 17 2003, 03:47 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Goslow @ Nov 17 2003, 03:47 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--locustfurnace@Nov 9 2003, 11:47 PM

I use Firehand Ember, http://www.firehand.com/Ember/index.html to view many pics at once, in a thumbnailed array. A close second to this app is CompuPic, http://www.photodex.com/ you might want to try this, it beats opening 1 pic at a time.Nnnooooooo they want my money ;) but not for 15/30 days phew&#33;&#33; [/b][/quote]
well for the windows version of CompuPic costs, but i always used the UNIX version which was free.
not wanting to generate thumbnails, as to have a thumbnailed preview index. without opening each image to see what each image is.
I bought the Firehand Ember years ago. since it was the only one i tried that i liked alot, and i had been doing alot of image editing for designs.
I use Pixie under UNIX now to have an photo view.
Some more FREE alternatives but rather off-topic of Quicktime by the way,

Easy Thumbnails FREE, utility for creating accurate thumbnail images and scaled-down/up copies from a wide range of popular picture formats.
http://www.fookes.com/ezthumbs/
SlowView FREE, multimedia viewer, combining an image viewer, a video player and an audio player in one single program. It allows you to quickly view and browse your multimedia collection, always with the same simple yet powerful interface. SlowView is working on all Windows platforms and supports more than 50 image, video, and audio formats&#33;
http://www.slowview.at/
PhotoFinder ProjectFREE, PhotoFinder Web lets viewers browse libraries, conferences (collections) and individual pictures. Viewers can also search by name or search the names, captions and other metadata in the database. It optimizes the layout of thumbnails to the browser window size, and automatically adjusts when the user resizes a window. This differs from most web-based tools by helping to accommodate a wide range of screen sizes.
http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/photolib/
Cheez FREE, is a powerful, yet easy to use, image cataloguing tool. It&#39;s main purpose is to facilitate photo album creation, managing and maintenance, although it can be used for handling any kind of image collection. It supports more than 15 image formats, including BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, TGA, ICO, WMF/EMF etc.
http://www.daremon.gr/cheez/

Guest
11-17-2003, 05:08 PM
Wow, thanks. Should have no trouble finding something off that list.

I know this is off-topic a bit, but do you know of a free service on the net that would allow me to convert a bmp image to gif or jpg? I&#39;ve found a few but they alter the colors a bit, doesn&#39;t look right. You guys are the gurus i&#39;ve been looking for&#33;

locustfurnace
11-17-2003, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by Guest@Nov 17 2003, 05:08 PM
Wow, thanks. Should have no trouble finding something off that list.

I know this is off-topic a bit, but do you know of a free service on the net that would allow me to convert a bmp image to gif or jpg? I&#39;ve found a few but they alter the colors a bit, doesn&#39;t look right. You guys are the gurus i&#39;ve been looking for&#33;
you just need a program to convert. the favorite one i use, which is not free, is called LviewPro, but there are other good ones that are free, i have posted links for them here many times.
you dont want to compress much, at the most, also, in LviewPro, i use the default which aroud 75%. your quality and what you want will depend on whats the most important for you, If you want the best quality from bmp, you will want to use PNG format instead of jpeg.
you can also do lossless jpeg compression, which is good for things such as rotating the image and saving it, without re-compressing the image, which would degrade the qaulity more.
but if space is not an issue so much, you might want to use the png, as PNG was invented to repalce the gif algorithm, which is proprietry and licensed and costly. but the patent i believe has recently expired in the USA, but not in all countries.
Jpeg is good enough for most photos. with the advancement of jpeg2000 though, there might be much higher quality, though not many apps- if any, support this format, other than just the lossless format.

give these apps a run, they are free

XnView, freeware, support of more than 400 graphics formats.
http://www.xnview.com/
Irfanview, freeware, about 100 support formats, including several multimedia formats
http://www.irfanview.com/
SlowView freeware, SlowView is a free multimedia viewer, combining an image viewer, a video player and an audio player in one single program.
http://www.slowview.at/
LviewPro shareware
http://www.lview.com/index1024.htm