This was on /. this morning:-
On Wednesday 11 July 2001 05:34, Rick Moen wrote:
> begin John P. Looney <john at antefacto.com> quotation:
> > There is nothing on Linux that'll play QuickTime/Sorenson. Even things
> > like xine and aviplay that use Windows DLLs for the decoding can't work
> > it out.
>> I have some good news, then.
>> At LinuxWorld NYC, last year, TransGaming Technologies CEO Gavriel State
> showed me Apple's QuickTime 5 beta for Win32 running on Linux (Debian
> 2.2 potato) using TransGaming's DirectX v. 7 extensions to WINE -- playing
> the Sorenson-encoded movie preview of The Phantom Menace, among other
> things. Pretty cool stuff -- and pretty much the only possible method,
> until the patent expires or exclusive-licensee Apple Computer starts
> allowing third-party implementations (or Hell freezes over -- whichever
> comes first).
>http://www.gamespydaily.com/news/screenshots.asp?id=1150>http://www.transgaming.com/>> A patch is available here (under, I believe, the Aladdin licence):
>http://www.transgaming.com/code.html>> And truly current code can be checked out of CVS:
>http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=17631>>  QuickTime 5 has now been released, and does not materially differ from
> the beta. Current version is 5.0.2, featuring the Sorenson Video 3 codec.
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