QuickTime for the Web: For Windows and Macintosh, 3/e

Steven Gulie

  • 出版商: Morgan Kaufmann
  • 出版日期: 2003-07-21
  • 售價: $2,070
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,967
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 825
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1558609040
  • ISBN-13: 9781558609044

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QuickTime is the industry standard for developing and distributing multimedia content on the Web and CD-ROM, for both Windows and Macintosh computers. This book includes QuickTime Pro 6 and a full set of content development tools for both Windows and Macintosh developers. This third edition of the best-selling and award-winning QuickTime for the Web is a hands-on guide showing how to integrate animation, video, recorded sound, MIDI, text, still images, VR, live streams, games, and user interactivity into a Web site. It now also covers how to benefit from QuickTime support for the MPEG-4 global multimedia standard.

Written for Web masters, site designers, HTML and multimedia authors, and anyone else who wants to incorporate sound or video into their Web site, this book offers clear and detailed instruction in an engaging style. Written by an expert at Apple Computer, this is the most complete and authoritative source for creating QuickTime content for the Web.

The first edition of this book won the Touchstone 2000 Merit Award for Books awarded annually by STC (Society for Technical Communications).

About the CD-ROM
The accompanying CD-ROM contains the full version of QuickTime Pro 6 (a $29.99 value) for Windows and Macintosh. Its powerful, extensible software architecture lets you deliver state-of-the-art digital content over the Web or on CD-ROM. It works equally well on current versions of Windows and Mac OS. The CD-ROM also includes a free tools for creating and editing movies, cut-and-paste HTML and JavaScript examples, royalty-free audio, and prebuilt interactive sprites.

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 Introduction
What’s a QuickTime Movie?
What’s QuickTime?
QuickTime File Format
Applications and Plug-ins
QuickTime API
Who Gets What
Delivery Methods: Disk, Streams, Web Server
Local Delivery
Streaming Server Delivery
Web Server Delivery
Which Should You Choose?

Chapter 2 First Things First: Installing QuickTime
Minimum System Requirements
Installing QuickTime from the CD
Registering QuickTime Pro
Setting Your Connection Speed
Configuring QuickTime Player
Updating to the Latest Version

Chapter 3 Bust a .Mov
Multimedia and the Web
Browsers and MIME Types
Importing Media into QuickTime
Using QuickTime to Play Files in Other Formats
When To .Mov It
Saving Movies
Save As
Save
What’s in a Name?
Settings You Can Save

Chapter 4 Basic Training: Putting QuickTime in a Web Page
"Get QuickTime" Button
Embedding with the <EMBED> Tag
Basic <EMBED> Parameters
Full List of Browser <EMBED> Parameters
Adding the <OBJECT> Tag
The <OBJECT> Tag and HTML Standards
Using a Poster Movie
Launching QuickTime Player from a Poster Movie
Linking with the <A HREF> Tag

Chapter 5 Special Delivery: QuickTime + HTML
Fun with QuickTime
Some Particularly Cool Features
Complete List of QuickTime Plug-in Parameters
Plug-in Parameters and the <OBJECT> Tag
QuickTime and URLs
Protocols
Addressing
Addresses and #Names
Targeting
Passing Plug-in Data in URLs
Plug-in Helper
Adding URL Links to Movies
Making a Poster Movie with Plug-in Helper
Copy Protection
Launching QuickTime Player
Launching the Player from a Poster
Launching QuickTime Player from a Text Link
Full-Screen Movies
Putting Multiple Movies on a Page
Poster Movies
Targeting QuickTime Player
Targeting a Frame or a Window
Creating a Window with JavaScript
Detecting the QuickTime Plug-in
What It Does
How It Works
Variations

Chapter 6 What Webmasters Need to Know
MIME Types and File Extensions
First .Mov
The Fab Four
All the Rest
Configuring Your Server
Server Features and Server Load

Chapter 7 What about Streaming?
What It Is
What It’s Not
Why It’s Cool
What You Need
Streaming Server
Broadcaster
A Little Extra Effort
Embedding a Streaming Movie in a Web Page
More Information
When Do You Need It?
Streaming Pros
Streaming Cons
Fast Start Pros
Fast Start Cons
How It Works

Chapter 8 Alternate Realities: Language, Speed, and Connections
Alternate Movies
Tools for Making Reference Movies
Using MakeRefMovie
Using XMLtoRefMovie
Embedding Alternate Movies in a Web Page
Alternate Tracks
Making Alternate Tracks with QuickTime Player
Checking for QuickTime Components

Chapter 9 It’s in the Script: Basic JavaScript
JavaScript Basics
Useful JavaScripts
Identify OS, Browser Type, and Version
Open a Window for QuickTime
Using JavaScript to Detect QuickTime

Chapter 10 Now Hear This: Audio
Interesting Ways to Use Audio
Audio Greetings
Background Music (MIDI)
Ambient Sounds
Stories and Speech
Recorded Music on the Web
Start with the Best
Prime Cut
Faster, Faster
Put It on the Page
I Want My MP3
Getting the Most Out of MIDI
A Little about MIDI and QuickTime
Making or Getting a MIDI Sequence
Importing MIDI into QuickTime
Importing Karaoke
Editing Music Tracks
Optimizing MIDI for QuickTime and the Web
Looping and Stuttering
Looping
Stuttering
Making It Fit: Sampling, Bandwidth, and Compression
A Little about Sound
Sampling
Bandwidth
Making It Fit
Audio Codecs
Uncompressed
AAC (MPEG-4)
ADPCM
aLaw 2:1
GSM
IMA 4:1
MACE
MPEG-1, Layer 2
MP3
QDesign Music
Qualcomm PureVoice
uLaw 2:1
Recording for the Web
Doing It Yourself
Voice-Overs and Narration
Popular Audio Formats

Chapter 11 Show Me Something Good—Images
The Thrill of Still Images
Importing (and Exporting) Images
A Word about Exporting Still Images
Creating Slideshows Using QuickTime Player
Setting the Slide Sequence
Setting Image Duration
Arranging Tracks Spatially
Adding Transition Effects
Making QuickTime Slideshows in Other Applications
Still Others
Adding Sound to a Slideshow
Music
Sound Effects
Voice-Over or Narration
Adding URL Links
Determining the Number of Video Tracks
Putting It on the Page
Adding a Still Image as a Movie Background
Adding a Logo to a Movie
Transparency and Alpha Channels
Graphics Modes
What Exactly Is an Alpha Channel?
Color and Gamma
Popular Image Formats

Chapter 12 Just Like in the Movies
Importing Movies
Putting Movies on the Web
Making Movies for the Web
Capturing and Digitizing Movies
Interlaced Video and Telecine
Editing
Cropping
Compositing and Effects
Compositing
Effects and Transitions
Mixing Down
Compressing Your Movie
Compression Guidelines
Video Codecs and Settings
QuickTime Codecs
QuickTime-Compatible Codecs
Secrets of the Apple Compressionist
Tools
Capture
Editing and Compositing
Compression and Format Conversion
Other Movie Formats
Windows Media
AVI
DV
MPEG
Real Media

Chapter 13 Text! Text! Text!
QuickTime Text Tools
Creating Text Tracks
Creating Text for a Text Track
Importing Text into QuickTime
Modifying Text Tracks with a Text Editor
Setting Text Attributes
Complete List of Text Attributes
Creating Titles and Scrolling Credits
Creating Titles
Adding Credits to a Movie
Adding Subtitles or Closed Captions to a Movie
To Create a Subtitle Track
Synchronizing the Subtitles with the Dialog
Adding a Chapter List to a Movie
HREF Tracks
HREF Syntax
Adding an HREF Track to a Movie
HREF Tracks and JavaScript
Fonts and Cross-Platform Movies
Burning Text into a Video Track
Searching a Text Track
QuickTime Text in Director

Chapter 14 Gently down the Stream
Do-It-Yourself Streaming (or Not)
Making Streaming Movies
Data Rate Limiting
Media Types
Streaming Codecs
Hinting
Hint Exporter Settings
Uploading Your Movies to a Streaming Server
Testing
Making a Fast Start Reference Movie
Embedding Streaming Movies in a Web Page
Streaming and QTSRC
Streaming from a Text File
Streaming from a Fast Start Reference Movie
Streaming with HREF and QuickTime Player
Setting Up a Streaming Server
Streaming Server Administrator’s Guide
Hardware Requirements
Network Connections
Load Sharing
Setting Up the Software
Server, Reflector, and Relay
Playlists
Live Streaming
Introduction to Broadcasters
Setting Up a Broadcaster
Choosing a Broadcaster
Firewalls, NAT, and Streaming on Port 80
Streaming on Port
Firewalls and NAT

Chapter 15 An Animated Approach
Cel-Based Animation
Importing Image Sequences
Importing FLICs
Importing Animated GIFs
The Direct Approach
Vector Graphics
Flash Vectors
Sprite Animation
Tweens and Modifier Tracks
Actions and Events
Using a Video Track as a Sprite
Flash Sprites

Chapter 16
Getting Interactive
QuickTime Interactivity
Text Tracks
Wired Sprites
Flash Tracks
Media Skins
JavaScript
Media-Specific Interactivity
Interactive Tools Galore
Getting Interactive with Text Tracks
Link Up with {href:}
Skipping Along with Chapter Lists
Creating Web Tours with HREF Tracks
Seriously Wired Text
Pushing Buttons with Wired Sprites
Widgets, Actions, and Scripting
A Crash Course in Widgets
Sprite Actions
QuickTime Can Do That?
Games People Play
Intermovie Communication
Internet Communication
Last Blast
How Can I Learn to Do This Stuff?
Interactive Audio
More Wired Sprite Examples
Shocking Behavior with Flash Tracks
Interactive Audio and Video
Flash Movie Controllers
Flash Text
Extending Flash Interactivity
Skinning the Cat (But in a Good Way)
Creating Media Skins
Distributing Your Skinned Movie
Limitations
QuickTime and JavaScript
Executing JavaScript Functions from Movies
Browser Support for JavaScript Control of QuickTime
QuickTime JavaScript Methods
Transformation Matrix

Chapter 17 Mixing It Up: Streaming and Nonstreaming
Adding a Chapter List to a Streaming Movie
Adding Streaming Content to a Local Movie
Adding Stored Streaming Content
Adding a Live Stream to a Movie
Allocating Bandwidth
Reserving Bandwidth with QTSRCCHOKESPEED
Delaying the Streams
Adding Wired Sprites to a Streaming Movie
Adding Flash to a Streaming Movie
Adding a Media Skin to Your Streams

Chapter 18 SMIL for the Camera
Introduction to SMIL and QuickTime
SMIL Tutorial
Overview
SMIL Structure
Layout
The Body
Clickable Links
Throwing a Switch
QuickTime and SMIL
Creating QuickTime-Friendly SMIL Documents
Examples
Special Media Types
QuickTime SMIL Extensions
Embedding SMIL Documents in a Web Page
Using QTSRC
Saving a SMIL Document as a .mov File
Making a Fast Start Reference Movie
Targeting QuickTime Player

Chapter 19 Let’s Get Virtual
QuickTime VR Overview
Pan-O-Rama
Object Oriented
Creating QTVR Panoramas
Cranky Old Man Says . . .
Equipment
Planning
Shooting
Image Preparation
Stitching
Making Panoramas with 3D Software
Touch-up
Zoomify It?
Tiling, Compressing, and Optimizing
Hotspots and Multinode Panoramas
Creating QTVR Object Movies
Equipment
Shooting
Generating 3D Imagery
Image Preparation
Making the Object Movie
Compositing QTVR with Other Media
Compositing with VR Panoramas
Compositing with Object Movies
Embedding QTVR in a Web Page
Basics
Node Logic

Appendix A QuickTime Player Pro Editing Features
Editing
Basic Controls
Selection Tools
What Gets Selected
Edit Menu
Opening, Playing, and Saving Files
File Menu
Movie Menu
Compression Settings Dialog Box
Movie Properties
Properties Window
Movie and Track Characteristics
QuickTime Player Differences by Operating System

Appendix B QuickTime Configuration
QuickTime Settings
AutoPlay (Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9 Only)
Browser Plug-in and MIME Types
Connection Speed
File Type Associations (Windows Only)
Media Keys
Music
Registration
Sound In (Windows Only)
Sound Out (Windows Only)
Streaming Proxy (Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9 Only)
Streaming Transport
Instant On
Update Check
Video Settings (Windows Only)
Configuring the QuickTime Plug-in
Configuring Browsers

Appendix C Contents of the CD
Software Folder
Tools Folder
Demos Folder
Mac and Win Redistributable Folders
Licensing Info Folder
Chapter Folders

Appendix D Compatibility Issues
Windows and the Mac OS
Fonts
Is QuickTime Installed?
Browsers
JavaScript
VR in Tables
HTML
ActiveX
CPU Speed
Versions of QuickTime
QuickTime 2.1
QuickTime 3
QuickTime 4
QuickTime 5
QuickTime 6
Other Plug-ins
Plug-ins That Can Play QuickTime Movies
Media Supported by Multiple Plug-ins

Appendix E QuickTime Media Types
Digital Video
QuickTime’s Movie Type
DV
MPEG Video
OpenDML and AVI
SDP
Digital Audio
AIFF and AIFC
AU
MPEG-1, Layer 1 and 2
MPEG-1, Layer 3 (MP3)
MPEG-4
Sound Designer II
WAV
Still Images
BMP
FlashPix
GIF
JFIF/JPEG/JPEG0
MacPaint
Photoshop
PNG
PICT and Picture
QuickTime Image File
Silicon Graphics Image File
Targa Image File
TIFF
Animation
QuickDraw 3D Metafile
Animated GIF
Flash
FLC
PICS
MIDI, Audio CD, and Text
MIDI and Karaoke
Audio CD
System 7 Sound
Text
Real-Time Streaming

Appendix F Including QuickTime on Your CD
QuickTime Software
Media Frameworks
Making Cross-Platform CDs

Appendix G Work Flow Automation with AppleScript
What’s AppleScript?
AppleScript and QuickTime
The Scripts on the CD
AppleScript Droplets
OSA Menu Scripts

Appendix H New in QuickTime 6
All About MPEG-4
What’s So Great about MPEG-4?
The Tricky Bit
.mov or .MP4?
Creating .mp4 Files
New Media Types and Codecs
Flash 5
New Wired Actions
JavaScript Control of ActiveX and Plug-in
AppleScript Enhancements
QuickTime Menu in Windows System Tray
XML Importer for Component Check

Glossary
Index
Apple Computer, Inc. Software License Agreement