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Question: QuickTime VR is dead?

QTVR is nearly dead! Read below on a QTVR forum.
Do you think this is true?
Surely QTVR and iPhone = augmented reality possibilities.
Michael
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QTVR has never worked in 64bit windows, so if you're using Windows7, Vista
or XP 64bit, no QTVR for you. You'll need a plugin to replace quicktime in
your browser, Devalvr.com (
http://www.devalvr.com/paginas/productos/index.html bottom of page) does a
good job of this.

If you're on Mac, the lastest Quicktime doesn't do VR, so you need to
download an old version.

The best option for all your clients and viewers is to convert your QTVR's
to Flash, or use a flash viewer which can do this on the fly. *QTVR is a*
*dead format.*

MacBook Pro-2.4GhZ- 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2), lives with PowerBook 540c, 160 and a Newton 2000

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Jan 8, 2010 7:36 AM in response to Michael Vallance In response to Michael Vallance

If you're on Mac, the lastest Quicktime doesn't do VR, so you need to
download an old version.


That part is certainly true, at least at this time. QuickTime Player X does not handle QuickTime VR, so if you're running Snow Leopard, you need to have QuickTime Player 7 installed.

I don't know if I'd call QTVR "dead" quite yet, but it's pretty clear that there hasn't been sufficient interest in or use of QTVR in recent years for Apple to put much emphasis on it. What the future holds I can't say, but there's not much market for panoramic playback formats, so it wouldn't surprise me if Apple decided to put no further development into QTVR.

Regards.

Jan 8, 2010 7:36 AM

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Jan 9, 2010 6:30 AM in response to varjak paw In response to varjak paw

I think there will be enormous demand for panoramic playback formats once again when iPhone 'augmented reality' matures but yet again Apple, who popularised the format with QTVR Authoring Studio many years ago (12?), will be left behind.
Hypercard - Newton - AppleTalk - QTVR -- what's next to not get? Applescript??

Jan 9, 2010 6:30 AM

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Jan 9, 2010 12:58 PM in response to Michael Vallance In response to Michael Vallance

One of the realities of life is that there are more Windows users out there than Mac users. I've used QTVR pans on website for years and have always gotten complaints from Windows users who don't want to install QuickTime.


If you are happy with just cylindrical pans for web use, I have recently found ArcSoft Panorama Maker 5 Pro to be an excellent application. Besides the standard QTVR approach, it also lets you prepare your panos for Java of Flash use on the web. It's $80.


If yu want spherical or cubic panos, you'll need some other more expensive application.

Jan 9, 2010 12:58 PM

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