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Adobe still dependent on QuickTime, says no ETA on changes

Apple's retirement of QuickTime leaves Adobe users in the lurch, situation is being worked on
By: Sean Ridgeley | Software News | Posted: Apr 20, 2016 8:14 pm

As reported last week, Apple has quietly retired its QuickTime software. While most don't use it anymore anyway, an important group still does: Adobe software users on Windows, which are now left hung out to dry.




The Adobe Creative Cloud team describes the situation as "unfortunate", and says it doesn't yet have an estimated date for when Adobe will have its dependencies worked out.


"There are some codecs which remain dependent on QuickTime being installed on Windows, most notably Apple ProRes. We know how common this format is in many worfklows, and we continue to work hard to improve this situation, but have no estimated timeframe for native decode currently."


"Adobe's desire has always been to support everything natively without the need for QuickTime. As a result of the above we intend to increase our efforts to remove these incompatibilities, and provide our customers with a complete native pipeline."


More as it comes.


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