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[RESOLVED] QuickTime test on Internet?

08/06/2010 8003 views
I used to have a URL for a good Web page for testing QuickTime Player as a plugin in Internet Explorer and Firefox. However, that URL ( http://www.apple.com/quicktime/guide/hd/nasaspaceshuttle.html ) no longer works.

Anyone have a QuickTime test page that is publicly accessible? I don't want an exhaustive test; I want the shortest, simplest test that will show QuickTime is working in a Web browser.

Needless to say, it has to be a safe Web site, preferably from QuickTime's home at Apple.com. And the particular video (with sound) needs to be G-rated and in good taste. In fact, boring would probably be perfect. Sande

P.S. I'll share my test URLs for other plugins (A.Reader, Java, Flash, Shockwave, Silverlight, DivX, Real, WMP) here, if someone can give me the missing QuickTime piece.
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Why not simple sit back and watch a movie tralier on the apple website. A simple google search for 'quicktime web test' pulled this result.

Answered 08/06/2010 by: michaelnowell
Second Degree Blue Belt

What is this "Google" thing of which you speak? Is this something new?
Answered 08/06/2010 by: VBScab
Red Belt

That's a great idea, and I got that far, but then I got stuck. Two problems:

1. Where among these hundreds of clips can I find a small one that's quick to load, one with its own explicit URL that I can create a link to?

2. Movies are ephemeral. Six months from now, would any movie links still be valid? I'd like my test link to be good for at least a year, if not longer.

Thanks for playing. Any other ideas? Sande
Answered 08/06/2010 by: snissen
Fourth Degree Green Belt

How about this? It was among a whole bunch of others here. There's no note about restrictions so you could conceivably copy one or more to a network server or pen drive from which you can conduct your testing. I guess if you wanted to check, you could email the site owner.
Answered 08/07/2010 by: VBScab
Red Belt

I received a private E-mail on a good source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv

This will do nicely: trustworthy, likely to stay around, formats clearly specified (with the little Q for QuickTime symbol), but a little larger than I'd hoped.

Still, I'm satisfied. Thanks to all of you who contributed. Sande
Answered 08/08/2010 by: snissen
Fourth Degree Green Belt

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