Subject: pkg/19791: New package graphics/openquicktime
To: None <>
From: David Ferlier <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/11/2003 18:12:52
>Number:         19791
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       New package graphics/openquicktime
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Jan 11 09:14:03 PST 2003
>Originator:     David Ferlier
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6
System: NetBSD hell 1.6 NetBSD 1.6 (CATAPULT) #0: Sat Dec 14 20:38:30 CET 2002 root@hell:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/CATAPULT i386
OpenQuicktime aims to be a portable library for handling Apple's
QuickTime (TM) popular media files on Unix-like environments. This
project was firstly designed to allow the porting of the 3ivx codec
on any Unix, but is now a completly separate and fully Open Source
project. Details:

o OpenQuicktime library contains no embedded codecs but has a plugin
  system to dynamically load audio and video codecs.
o OpenQuicktime contains no colorspace conversion algorithm.
o OpenQuicktime is fully portable and fully configurable with all
  the autoconfigure and automake magic we have been able to add.
o OpenQuicktime supports compressed headers (decoding only for the
o OpenQuicktime supports Quicktime Sound System version 2.
o OpenQuicktime can support any inputs and outputs (file, HTTP,
  FTP, RTP, ...), in fact the functions used to read, write and
  seek are overloadable.
o OpenQuicktime has an overloadable plugin mechanism. This is a
  complexe feature which enables any application to use its own
  codecs instead of the OpenQuicktime ones.