QuickTime is Apple's video technology that allows you to play high-quality video directly on your computer. QuickTime is a set of extensions that, when used with movie software, lets you view video clips or even full-length video productions. Features introduced in QuickTime 4.0 included new audio controls for balance, volume, bass, and treble; ImageViewer support for BMP, GIF, JPEG, PICT, PNG, SGI, TIFF, Adobe Photoshop, and FlashPix; compression support for MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) files, Sorenson Video, QDesign Music, Qualcomm PureVoice, H.261, GSM, and DVI; and video support for AVI, DV, Macromedia Flash, OpenDML, GIF, and FLC. All this and a flashy new interface, too (see screen shot
). Version 4.1.2 improves Streaming behavior in broadband environments, fixes several streaming bugs, understands the MIME type for MP3 playlists, and improves Kodak Picture CD support. The download link will lead you to a form that must be completed prior to downloading.