Is quicktime API free?

Discussion in 'Programmer Misc' started by Ronen Yacov, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Ronen Yacov

    Ronen Yacov Guest

    Hi there,

    Is the quicktime API free?
    How can i get it?

    Ronen Yacov, Feb 25, 2008
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  2. Ronen Yacov

    Simon Slavin Guest

    Free as in beer, or free as in speech ?

    It's free as in beer: no charges to use it, or to learn how to use it.
    It's not open source since it contains some element which concern DRM.
    However, you can obtain the source code for a great deal of the elements
    that make up QuickTime though the documentation is generally so good
    you're unlikely to need it.
    Apple's developer tools come free with every Macintosh and with every copy
    of the operating system. Look for something called 'Xcode tools
    installer' or 'Developer tools installer' on the installation DVDs. The
    tools include full header files and documentation.

    You can download the same information from the web. The documentation is
    in several places including here


    and you can download the header files and various useful preparation and
    analysis tools by signing up to Apple's Developer Connection. This
    include the 'Apple Online Membership' product which is entirely free:


    This gives you access not only to QuickTime but also to all the other
    Apple libraries and frameworks.

    Simon Slavin, Feb 27, 2008
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