QuickMotion Offers Native QuickTime Support for OS/2.SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 8, 1996--Practice Corporation today announced the availability of QuickMotion for OS/2, which gives OS/2 Warp The client version of the OS/2 operating system. It includes peer-to-peer networking, fax and communications programs, multimedia viewing and editing applications and IBM Works (word processing, spreadsheet, database and other office tools).
Introduced in late 1994 as Version 3. systems the power to play QuickTime 1.0 movies.
QuickMotion installs as an OS/2 multimedia plug-in component and has a suggested retail price of $49.95.
"We heard OS/2 users crying out for native QuickTime support," said Tom Harding, president of Practice Corp., "and it turns out the two technologies are very well-suited to each other." To create QuickMotion, Practice teamed up with Portele Systemsoftware of Germany. Both companies have previously delivered OS/2 multimedia components as shareware Software on the "honor system." The concept is that users try a product, and if they like it, they voluntarily pay a set registration fee or make a donation to the program's creator. There are tens of thousands of shareware programs; some fantastic, some awful. . QuickMotion instantly enables existing OS/2 multimedia applications to play QuickTime movies. "It's not a trick, it's OS/2," said Andreas Portele, founder of the latter firm.
QuickMotion's native playback Playback could mean:
QuickMotion requires, at a minimum, a PC running OS/2 Warp 3.0 with a 486 processor, 8MB RAM, VGA (Video Graphics Array) The display standard for the PC. All PC display adapters support VGA, and Windows machines boot up in "VGA mode" before switching to higher resolutions. , and a CD-ROM drive A device that holds and reads CD-ROM discs. CD-ROM drives generally also play audio CD discs by sending analog sound to the sound card via a 4-pin cable. For specifications of 10x, 20x, etc. drives, see CD-ROM drives. See CD-ROM, CD-ROM changer, CD-ROM server and CD-ROM audio cable. . It will work with any OS/2-compatible sound card, although a sound card is not required.
QuickMotion is suggested retail priced at US $49.95, and is available immediately through OS/2 specialty mail-order house Indelible Blue 800/776-8284. Practice Corp. is located at 1030 E. El Camino Real El Camino Real (Spanish for The Royal Road or The King's Highway) was the name of a series of pre-automobile highways linking the various New World colonies of Spain:
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