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Based on Macintosh Garden downloads

Quicktime 4
From wikipedia
--- Quote ---Apple released QuickTime 4.0 on June 8, 1999 for Mac OS 7.5.5 through 8.6 (later Mac OS 9) and Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT. Three minor updates (versions 4.0.1, 4.0.2, and 4.0.3) followed. It introduced features that most users now consider basic:

    Graphics exporter components, which could write some of the same formats that the previously introduced importers could read. (GIF support was omitted, possibly because of the LZW patent.)
    Support for the QDesign Music 2 and MPEG-1 Layer 3 audio (MP3)
    QuickTime 4 was the first version to support streaming. It was accompanied by the release of the free QuickTime Streaming Server version 1.0.
    QuickTime 4 Player introduced brushed metal to the Macintosh user interface.

On December 17, 1999, Apple provided QuickTime 4.1, this version's first major update. Two minor versions (4.1.1 and 4.1.2) followed. The most notable improvements in the 4.1.x family were:

    Support for files larger than 2.0 GB in Mac OS 9. (This is a consequence of Mac OS 9 requiring the HFS Plus filesystem.[citation needed])
    Variable bit rate (VBR) support for MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) audio
    Support for Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL)
    Introduction of AppleScript support in Mac OS
    The requirement of a PowerPC processor for Mac OS systems. QuickTime 4.1 dropped support for Motorola 68k Macintosh systems.

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Quicktime 5
From wikipedia
--- Quote ---QuickTime 5 was one of the shortest-lived versions of QuickTime, released in April 2001 and superseded by QuickTime 6 a little over a year later. This version was the last to have greater capabilities under Mac OS 9 than under Mac OS X, and the last version of QuickTime to support Mac OS versions 7.5.5 through 8.5.1 on a PowerPC Mac and Windows 95. Version 5.0 was initially only released for Mac OS and Mac OS X on April 14, 2001, and version 5.0.1 followed shortly thereafter on April 23, 2001, supporting Mac OS, Mac OS X, and Windows. Three more updates to QuickTime 5 (versions 5.0.2, 5.0.4, and 5.0.5) were released over its short lifespan.

QuickTime 5 delivered the following enhancements:

    MPEG-1 playback for Windows, and updated MPEG-1 Layer 3 audio support for all systems.
    Sorenson Video 3 playback and export (added with the 5.0.2 update).
    Realtime rendering of effects & transitions in DV files, including enhancements to DV rendering, multiprocessor support, and Altivec enhancements for PowerPC G4 systems.
    Flash 4 playback and export.
    A new QuickTime VR engine, adding support for cubic VR panoramas.

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Quicktime 6
From wikipedia
--- Quote ---On July 15, 2002, Apple released QuickTime 6.0, providing the following features:

    MPEG-4 playback, import, and export, including MPEG-4 Part 2 video and AAC Audio.
    Support for Flash 5, JPEG 2000, and improved Exif handling
    Instant-on streaming playback
    MPEG-2 playback (via the purchase of Apple's MPEG-2 Playback Component)
    Scriptable ActiveX control

QuickTime 6 was initially available for Mac OS 8.6 – 9.x, Mac OS X (10.1.5 minimum), and Windows 98, Me, 2000, and XP. Development of QuickTime 6 for Mac OS slowed considerably in early 2003, after the release of Mac OS X v10.2 in August 2002. QuickTime 6 for Mac OS continued on the 6.0.x path, eventually stopping with version 6.0.3.
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--- Quote ---3ivx  is a video codec suite, created by 3ivx Technologies, based in Sydney, Australia, that allows the creation of MPEG-4 compliant data streams. It has been designed around a need for decreased processing power for use mainly in embedded systems. First versions were published in 2001. 3ivx provides plugins and filters that allow the MPEG-4 data stream to be wrapped by the Microsoft ASF and AVI transports, as well as Apple's QuickTime transport. It also allows the creation of elementary MP4 data streams and provides an audio codec for creation of AAC audio streams. It does not support H.264 video (MPEG-4 Part 10). Only MPEG-4 Part 2 video is supported.
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--- Quote ---DivX ;-) (not DivX) 3.11 Alpha and later 3.xx versions refers to a hacked version of the Microsoft MPEG-4 Version 3 video codec (not to be confused with MPEG-4 Part 3) from Windows Media Tools 4 codecs.[5][6] The video codec, which was actually not MPEG-4 compliant, was extracted around 1998 by French hacker Jerome Rota (also known as Gej) at Montpellier. The Microsoft codec originally required that the compressed output be put in an ASF file. It was altered to allow other containers such as Audio Video Interleave (AVI).[7] Rota hacked the Microsoft codec because newer versions of the Windows Media Player would not play his video portfolio and résumé that were encoded with it. Instead of re-encoding his portfolio, Rota and German hacker Max Morice decided to reverse engineer the codec, which "took about a week"
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AC-3 Codec there are:

Indeo Video 4 & 5
and QuickTime Components
BeHere iVideo, iPix, Microcosm, On2, Pulse 3D, Streambox, Zoomify, and Zygo.

--- Quote ---Indeo Video (commonly known now simply as "Indeo") is a video codec developed by Intel in 1992. It was sold to Ligos Corporation in 2000. While its original version was related to Intel's DVI video stream format, a hardware-only codec for the compression of television-quality video onto compact discs, Indeo was distinguished by being one of the first codecs allowing full-speed video playback without using hardware acceleration. Also unlike Cinepak and TrueMotion S, the compression used the same Y'CbCr 4:2:0 colorspace as the ITU's H.261 and ISO's MPEG-1.
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Some more codecs come with

QDesign Music Codec 2 – Professional Edition

QDesign MVP 1.2

mp3 encoder 0.12

WMA audio codec for Mac OS 9

Yamaha SoundVQ Suite


I just have downloaded the Quicktime 5 here, unfortunately I can't install it because it says "CoreFoundationLib", is missing.
I don't know if I ever had CoreFoundationLib on my OS9... is there an installer which does not need this?
Thanks for any help, Romain.

that lib could be anything, most likely it is inside carbonlib or some network drivers. so make sure that stuff is present and not outdated.

any reason why you get QT 5 and not 6?


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