Apple's QuickTime multimedia architecture has some fantastic features that can be exploited through server-side scripting and HTML embedding, but it's something of a black art. There is confusion and inconsistency in how best to embed QuickTime in web pages, deal with QTVR, let movies talk to each other, pass XML QTLists back and forth between movies and servers, and much more (did you even know that QuickTime could do all this??!). We hope to expose this in a clean and elegant way so that QuickTime can reach the audience it deserves.
This project aims to provide a simple and consistent interface to these features through a set of PEAR-compatible PHP classes and functions. We'd also like to get this project into a state where it can become part of the PEAR respository, to ease installation for everyone, and open up the hidden world of QuickTime to more developers.
The project is distributed under the open-source BSD license, so contributors copyright is retained, the software will remain free for all, and it's unencumbered by the implications of the GPL.
Jan 12th 2004: Neil Smith joins the pearqt project.
Jan 14th 2004: There is actually something in CVS to look at!
If you'd like to help with PHP programming and tests, LiveStage tests and examples, tutorials, documentation etc., or have suggestions, we'd like to hear from you. Contact the project administrator if you'd like to take part in this project. Any new releases will be downloadable through our Sourceforge project page. Current code can be pulled from anonymous CVS on cvs.sourceforge.net using the path /cvsroot/pearqt/QuickTime. We're happy to receive contributions, and if you're really enthusiastic, you can have CVS commit access.
If you would like to discuss this project in public, please use the forums.
Please post feature requests and bug reports to the tracker.
This project was started by Marcus Bointon of Synchromedia and Smartmessages in the UK, and is hosted by SourceForge.
This project is in no way affiliated with or supported by Apple Computer, Inc, though it would be nice if it was.